Colleton 6th grader expelled after BB gun incidents

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) -- A Colleton County sixth grader was expelled this week after being connected to a pair of BB gun incidents at his middle school.{}

Colleton County Assistant Superintendent Bob Pence said the student first got into trouble this year when he was caught with a BB gun at Colleton County Middle School. Pense confirmed reports that the student was given a second chance at the request of the boy's mother and placed in an alternative school.{}

Earlier this month, Pence said, another student was caught with a BB gun and school officials traced the gun back to the sixth grader. He was expelled on Dec. 12, Pense confirmed.{}

The gun was turned over to law enforcement.

Pence said the BB gun was not fired during either incident.{}