An email sent to parents by Principal Sean Storch indicates that two students were found to have BB guns Wednesday.
The BB gun is a type of air gun that’s designed to shoot metallic ball projectiles called BBs that are the same size as the 0.180 inches "BB" lead birdshot. Modern BB guns usually have a barrel with a bore caliber of 4.5 mm and are available in many varieties.
The Principal revealed, “We noticed behavior that (led) us to search the belongings of two students” that turned up individual BB guns on school property.
The high school’s educational resource officer, a Madison police officer dedicated to each of the city’s four high schools, was notified, and the students were taken to offices, according to Storch.
“The safety of our students is our top priority, and I want you to know that we take any situation very seriously,” he said.
The Principal went on to reassure everyone that the high school will investigate the incident with the Madison Police Department and “will take appropriate follow-up steps.”
The U.S. Army trained recruits in Quick Kill techniques using Daisy Model 99 BB guns to improve soldiers using their weapons in the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1973.
The technique was developed for the Army by Bobby Lamar "Lucky" McDaniel and Mike Jennings. The sights were removed from the BB guns for this training. The name was later changed to "Quick Fire" training. In regards to legal status, BB guns are often regulated as a type of air gun. Air gun laws vary widely by jurisdiction.