Four eighth grade boys at Calhoun Middle School were suspended for three
days because of a dart gun incident, according to Calhoun Middle/High
School assistant principal Emilio Garza, Jr.|
Garza said the homemade darts were made of straight pins, parts of safety
pins or needles, used as projectiles blown through pen casings or straws,
with tape holding the blow guns together. At least one middle school
student was struck by a dart on February 14, said Gazra, and other students
may have been struck also.
Garza said the children's parents were notified of the incident, which
violates the Student Code of Conduct. He said the boys admitted to the
He said "We determined there was no intent to harm other students...their
decision to do something like this was obviously poor."
Garza expressed concern for the safety of students, fearing such incidents
could injure eyes, soft tissue or transmit disease. He said a special meeting
was held on February 25 with all boys in Calhoun Middle School, grades 5-8,
to address the safety and health problems.
"We also discussed the possible consequences should any student do
something like this again," he concluded.