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Kindergarten student, 6, found walking into his school with a gun and bullets  

Ohio kindergarten student, 6, walks into school with a gun and bullets in his pants

  • A six-year-old boy walked into his Ohio school with a gun and bullets on Friday 
  • Officials at Columbus Africentric Early College recieved a call that there was a heavy object in the students pants 
  • The handgun was quickly recovered at the entrance – the boy will not be charge due to his age  

A handgun has been confiscated from an Ohio kindergartner walking into school after someone reported that the six-year-old boy appeared to have a heavy object in his pants.

Columbus police didn’t disclose whether the gun was loaded Friday when it was safely taken from a student at Columbus Africentric Early College. 

A photo shared by police showed bullets with the seized firearm.

‘School staff was advised by a caller that a student was walking in with what appeared to be a heavy object in their pants,’ police said. 

‘The student was encountered at the entry door and a handgun was quickly recovered from the student.’ 

Police say the boy won’t be charged because he’s so young. They’re investigating where he got the weapon.

A kindergarten student came to his Ohio school on Friday with this gun and bullets 

The boy brought the gun to his school, the Columbus Africentric Early College, which goes through 12th grade 

The boy brought the gun to his school, the Columbus Africentric Early College, which goes through 12th grade 

WBNS-TV reports a principal said in a letter to parents that the student ‘will face appropriate discipline’ but didn’t specify what that would be. 

Principal Tyree Pollard reiterated the Columbus schools’ zero-tolerance policy on weapons and urged families to talk with children about keeping such items out of schools. 

‘The consequences of having a weapon outside of school can be even more extreme. Whether in the neighborhood or at home, young people at every age need to understand the dangers of having a gun, taser, or other type of weapon – even fake ones that look real,’ Pollard wrote, according to WBNS-TV. 

‘We need families to have thoughtful age-appropriate conversations about the types of items that are never appropriate to bring to school.’


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