Students report of pellet gun leads to Lorraine Academy Shelter in Place

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo’s Lorraine Academy held what its principal calls a Shelter in Place drill Friday, after two students reported another had a pellet gun.

The pellet gun was found and turned over to police, according to Jeffrey Banks, principal at Lorraine. He recognized the children who reported seeing the item.

The student who brought the pellet gun will be disciplined under the Student Code of conduct, according to Banks. Parents also received a phone call with this information.

None of the students’ names was released. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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