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A BB gun was found in a student’s backpack today at Riverhead High School.

The gun was found as school officials investigated the report of a possible altercation, according to a recorded message sent to parents this afternoon.

No one was injured, according to the message, which did not state whether the BB gun had been displayed or fired during any incident on school property.

The school resource officer was present at the high school and additional Riverhead Police were called to the scene, the school recording said.

No further information was immediately available.

Possession of a BB gun on school property is a violation of the district’s code of conduct.

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