Cops bust ten year old for bringing toy gun to school

The boy, a fifth-grader at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School whose name is not being released, was charged as a juvenile with brandishing a weapon, police said. . . .

When the boy arrived, authorities found the toy in his backpack. He was taken into custody, transported to a juvenile detention center for booking and then released to his parents, Hildebrandt said.

“The safety of our students is always our first concern,” Sherman said. “We appreciate the quick response and action by our police.”

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  • banjo kid

    Knee jerk reaction to a non problem , I can remember when I was called to the office in the third grade for swearing. What I said was this ,”Well I’ll swear” and this was normal every day southern talk and this being in an Ohio school so stupidity did not just start now it has been with us for a long long time, I was about 8 years old at the time . Well I’ll swear they just don’t know do they ,LOL. close to 70 now .

  • SigFan

    I remember when I was a kid in grade school I took my toy bazooka to school one day for show and tell. Everyone thought it was really cool – including my teacher who was a WWII vet. And I carried a pocket knife – and continue to – every day since I was in third grade. My how times have changed – and not for the better.

  • Bman

    So, if a kid plays with a Hot Wheels car, can you arrest him for driving without a license??