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Student Arrested For Bringing BB Gun to Auburn Middle School


An Olympic Middle School student was arrested Monday for having an Airsoft BB on school property.

The 12-year-old student posted photos of himself on social media with what appeared to be a weapon.  The student’s post was reported to an adult, prompting him to be taken to the office. School staff and the School Resource Officer found the Airsoft BB gun in the student’s possession.

Auburn Police Public Information Officer Kolby Crossley confirmed the student was arrested and the case filed with juvenile court. Per RCW 9.41.280, the student faces potential expulsion.

See Something, Say Something


The school was alerted to the social media post when a second student informed an adult. A letter home to Olympic Middle School families encouraged students to report suspicious activity. “We want students to say something if they see or hear anything and this was a great example of working together to keep our school safe. Please encourage your student to report any suspicious online activity whether it is a meme, Snapchat or any other platform.”

Rainier Middle School was placed in lockdown last month due to reports of a student with a firearm. The student was detained and no gun was found.

How to Report a Threat


Students, staff, family, and community members are urged to report any and all threats, potential crises, inappropriate behavior, or suspicious activity. Tips may be submitted to the Auburn School District in one of four ways. Individuals may submit tips anonymously.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 855.790.9375

Text: 855.790.9375

QRC code for ASD Safe Schools Tip information
ASD Safe Schools
Report Tips About:
  • Weapons or threats
  • Bullying or harassment
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Arson or criminal activity
  • Gang activity
  • Suicide concerns
  • Vandalism or theft
  • Online predators

To write this article the Auburn Examiner:

Spoke with ASD Communications Director Vicki Alonzo, APD PIO Kolby Crossley, reviewed the ASD Student rights, responsibilities, and regulations, and reviewed relevant RCWs.


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