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Mayport Middle student brings BB gun to school, police say

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A gun reportedly seen at Mayport Middle School Tuesday was actually a BB gun, Duval County School District police said Wednesday.

According to one parent, students saw something that looked like a gun fall out of a sixth grader's backpack and reported it to the substitute teacher.

School police said they located the sixth grader, and he showed them what he had brought to school -- a BB gun. 

VIEW: Letter to Mayport Middle School parents

A letter about the incident was sent home with students on Wednesday.