Thursday, January 17, 2013

7-Year-Old Boy Brings Gun to Queens Elementary School, NYPD Says

WAVECREST — A 7-year-old boy brought a gun to a Queens elementary school Thursday morning, the NYPD said.

The unidentified boy was carrying the .22-caliber handgun in his backpack when he showed up to the school at 535 Briar Place, near Collier Avenue, police said.

About 10 a.m., a school safety agent confiscated the weapon. No one was injured, police said.

The boy was not threatening anyone with the gun, authorities said.

It was unclear how the boy got his hands on the gun or to whom it belonged, police said.

The NYPD was investigating the incident.

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