A approximately 9:05 today, Friday, an alert student at the Mexico High School reported seeing something believed to be a gun in another student’s backpack.

School officials and Mexico Public Safety investigated and discovered two BB guns in the backpack. The student who was in possession of the BB guns stated that they had been placed in the backpack on an earlier date and forgotten prior to the backpack being brought to school.

Mexico Public Schools and Mexico Public Safety are continuing the investigation to determine appropriate consequences. The offending student is a juvenile. At this point in the investigation there is no indication that the BB guns were used to threaten or harm any other student or staff member.