BB gun found in middle-schooler's backpack, police say

MADISON, Wis. - A realistic-looking BB gun was found in the backpack of a Madison middle school student, according to a release from Madison police.

Police said the Jefferson Middle School student was contacted by school officials after posting a threatening photo. The photo showed him pointing a handgun at the camera.

The gun was found on Friday.

The boy was taken to the Juvenile Reception Center on suspicion of disorderly conduct and possession of a pellet or BB gun by a person under 18.

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