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Ohio boy, 6, found with gun at school, in the weapon seized, authorities say

A 6-year-old boy in Ohio was discovered to have entered school on Friday with a gun, police said.
(Columbus Police Department)

A 6-year-old boy in Ohio was discovered to have entered school on Friday with a gun, police said.

The weapon was found after officials were informed of the situation on the Africentric School, which educates preschoolers through 12th-graders, the Columbus Police Department on Facebook.

“Employees of the School, was advised by a caller that a student walked in with what looked like a heavy object in their pants,” said the police. “‘The student is occurred at the entrance door and a gun was quickly recovered from the student.”

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The weapon was seized by the CPD high School Resource Officer, police said. The boy is not faced with costs as a consequence of his age, she added.

The authorities investigate the incident.

Principal Tyree Pollard addressed the matter in a letter informing families that “the student who brought the gun will be faced with the right discipline,” according to WBNS-TV.

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While recognizing the school district’s “Zero-Tolerance policy on the possession of a kind of weapon, real or fake,” Pollard families are encouraged to talk with children about the sort of items that are not allowed in school, the report said.

“The consequences of having a weapon outside of school can be even more extreme. Whether in the neighborhood or at home, young people at any age need to understand the dangers of having a gun, taser, or any other type of weapon – even fake ones that really” Pollard wrote, according to WBNS-TV. “We need the families to have thoughtful age-appropriate conversations about the nature of the items that are never appropriate to bring to school.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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