Vero Beach Student Brings Airsoft Gun On School Bus

Gifford Middle School student faces charges after bringing toy gun on Vero Beach school bus.
Gifford Middle School student faces charges after bringing toy gun on Vero Beach school bus.

VERO BEACH – A 13-year-old Gifford Middle School student if facing juvenile charges after bringing an airsoft gun onto a school bus in Vero Beach.

The bus driver made the discovery and immediately notified the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrived at the scene near U.S.1 and 45th Street.

The airsoft gun was confiscated by deputies. The object is banned on all Indian River County school property because it looks like a real gun.

A spokesman for the Indian River County School District said the student did not threaten anyone and no students were in danger. The school day was not disrupted.

School officials are handling disciplinary measures.

Signup for the free Sebastian Daily newsletter for your chance to win free dinners and merchandise!

Copyright 2018 SebastianDaily.com All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.



mm
About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.