Missoula Hellgate student punished for building a fake gun in shop class

A Hellgate high student was given an undisclosed punishment this week for fabricating a metal item in welding shop that looked like a rifle. The item had no working parts and was not an actual weapon, but from a distance could be mistaken for one. The boy was taking the project home after completing it in class, but authorities were altered when someone spotted the item just outside of school grounds. Even toy weapons are not allowed on school grounds per school policy.