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Thursday, May 31, 2012

5-year old Connecticut boy brings replica gun to school for show and tell

A 5-year old boy in Lebanon, Connecticut, was caught with a replica antique gun in his backpack, which he had brought to school to show other kids.  He was caught with it in his backpack on the school bus, on the way home.  Parents were outraged or the lack of notification from the school.

From the article:
According to Connecticut State Police, on Tuesday, May 22, the afternoon bus driver was delivering students to their homes when she became aware that one of the kindergarten students had a gun in his/her backpack.

It was determined that the gun was not loaded or even working. The bus driver returned it to the child’s parents, according to police.
In an interview today, State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said the incident was “blown out of proportion” because the gun actually was an antique replica that was incapable of being fired.

1 comment:

  1. Except, by definition, it wasn't a firearm. It was a firearm shaped antique since it was INCAPABLE of being fired. It was a club.


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