Airsoft BB gun prompted school lockdown

By Jonah Nink
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 10/5/2022 9:25 PM

The weapon that prompted a lockdown at a Wheeling middle school Tuesday was an airsoft BB gun, Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 officials said.

Holmes Middle School was locked down about noon after a reports of a potential gun on campus.


Wheeling police responded, and no one was injured. Students were dismissed classroom by classroom about 3:30 p.m., authorities said.

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