Posted: May 7, 2013 8:04 PM by Melissa Anderson - MTN News
Updated: May 7, 2013 8:07 PM
HELENA - Two Capital High Students have been cited for disorderly conduct for reportedly waving guns around in the parking lot on Monday afternoon.
The students, ages 17 and 18, will appear in court on the misdemeanor charges and have been suspended from school for the incident.
The report was called in by a student who saw them in the west side parking lot with what appeared to be guns.
The school was placed on lockdown for about an hour during the time of the investigation.
Helena Police Chief Troy McGee said, "The two students in the parking lot had some Airsoft pistols that look very similar to real guns and they were shooting BB's at each other. And that is what the person at the scene reported and called in, that there was some people in the parking lot with guns. And at this time we have cited a 17 year old and an 18 year old student for disorderly conduct."
McGee said while the charge is only a misdemeanor it still needs to be taken very seriously.
There is still no word on how long the students will be suspended.