An incident involving a kindergarten student found last week to have a gun in his/her backpack (the identity of the child is not being released) has put a local superintendent in the hot seat.
While the fact that a 5-year-old came to school with a gun is in itself disturbing, the main complaint Lebanon parents expressed at a public meeting Tuesday (May 29) was the way the school handled the situation.
Parents are particularly unhappy about how and when they were notified; the school district mailed a letter to parents on Wednesday, the day after the incident occurred.
Parents say they should have been notified immediately – i.e. by email or phone.
Woah! That sounds pretty scary….
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.
“It was not a firearm… it was not a ‘gun,’ by definition,” Lt. Vance said.
He also said the child brought the gun to school for “show and tell.”
It was a non-shooting replica gun, no idea what the model was, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t one of those pot metal replica flintlocks or some other such nick-nack.
I wasn’t a gun, it isn’t dangerous. School officials simply confiscated the gun and returned it to the parents, and called it a day.
The hand-wringers, as well as the anti-rights cult wish there was a massive panic, and maybe a school evacuation! Because that would be better.
Because it was a nick-nack shaped like a gun.
BTW on a personal note, a buddy of mine borrowed a sword from my collection for a school project on medieval weaponry. It was sharp, but it’s a spring-steel wall-hanger. No issue no panic.
But the anti-rights folks are ALL about the panic!
Joan, stick to writing about gang-bangers killing each other, or getting shot by lawful people, and equating that to lawful citizens owning guns. Because that actually makes MORE sense compared to this.