Fake Rubber Gun Used In Criminal Justice Class At Springfield High Causes Stir
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A photo has surfaced depicting local students at Springfield High School with a fake rubber gun. In the photo, one of the students is aiming the rubber gun at another student and the photo is in black and white.
The photo, taken yesterday as Springfield High School, has been shared on several media sites and has caused a bit of a stir with parents who reached out to Smokey Barn News.
Smokey Barn News has seen and investigated the photo. According to officials with Robertson County Schools, the gun in the photo is not real. The gun is orange and made of rubber, not apparent in the black and white photo which makes the gun look real.
Officials told Smokey Barn News that the gun is used as a teaching prop in a criminal justice class and poses no danger to anyone. It was in that class that the photo was taken.
Smokey Barn News has decided not to proliferate the photo but we are releasing a photo of the gun provided by school officials to help defuse any rumors that the gun was real.
As you can see in the photo above, the gun is clearly fake but in the black-and-white photo the gun appears much darker. Combined with the angle of the photo the gun appears to look real.
Smokey Barn News decided it was in the best interest of the community to reveal the true nature of the gun.
Robertson County Schools Director Mike Davis told Smokey Barn News that the incident was investigated by the principal, the School Resource Officer and himself and appropriate disciplinary actions are being applied.
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