NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An 11-year-old boy faces disciplinary action for allegedly bringing a gun to school, according to a letter sent home to parents of students at P.S. 373 on Staten Island.
“On Friday morning, a male student who attends P.S. 373 on Staten Island was taken to the local precinct for weapon possession. He reportedly brought an unloaded gun to school and showed it to two other students. The male student faces disciplinary action,” Department of Education spokesperson Margie Feinberg said.
No students were harmed when the alleged incident occurred. The mother of a 9-year-old student said that her son walked in on the boy showing the weapon off in a school bathroom on Friday morning.
“It is an unloaded, defaced, .45-caliber firearm,” Chief of Detectives Phil Pulaski said.
The boy apparently pulled the trigger on the unloaded gun and threatened his summer school classmates, authorities said.