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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ice cream truck is also selling toy guns in front of elementary school

In Salinas, California, an ice cream truck is selling more than frozen treats to elementary kids in front of the El Gabilan Elementary school.  They are also selling toy guns, which has the principal concerned and has led to at least one incident at the school.

From the article and news footage:

"It is very disturbing to us and it is our job to take care of it right away," said Rosie Alvarez, principal of the school. The fake fun is one of the first things kids see when they walk up to the truck.
She's frustrated someone would sell fake guns so close to her school. "What they're doing is empowering the child to bring weapons and they don't realize that," she said.

Alvarez said she hopes parents keep a close eye on their kids to make sure they don't have fake guns in their backpacks. "We all have to work together as a team to help remedy the situation because it's our children's future," she said.

If students are caught with a fake gun on campus, they will be suspended and school officials will notify police.

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