Elementary student suspended over BB gun

An Ottumwa elementary student has been suspended after bringing a BB gun to school.

The district released a press release on Friday morning saying that a student at James Elementary School had been suspended Thursday after he was found on school property with a BB gun.

The student's parent was notified and the student was suspended until further notice.

Ottumwa Superintendent Davis Eidahl says the entire incident will be assessed by the the district.

â??The district will take appropriate action to ensure that we protect and maintain a safe learning environment for all students and staff,â?? Eidahl said.

The district added that no additional information will be made available unless the situation warrants.