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REPORT: Gun Found In Backpack Of 8-Year-Old Student Who Allegedly Threatened Fellow Student At Brooklyn School

A gun was found Thursday in the backpack of an 8-year-old student at a Brooklyn school, the New York Post reported.

The discovery was made following reports that the child had previously brandished a gun at another student. according to to the New York Post. The child who had been threatened the day before told his mother about the incident. The mother then visited the school to notify authorities. Following her report, school authorities conducted a search that resulted in the recovery of an unloaded Taurus .380 gun from the student's backpack.

The school remained undecided on charges related to the discovery of the weapon. Parents of the students were notified via letter, the New York Post reported, as per available information. (Related: Report: Famous comedian Mike Epps found with loaded gun at airport)

“There is simply no place for guns to be available to young people, and this incident is a stark reminder of the impact of gun proliferation in our society and city,” city Department of Education spokeswoman Jenna Lyle said in a statement. This is a worrying example.” It was written on the outlet.

“It is deeply concerning that children this young have access to such a dangerous weapon, and we are grateful for the cooperation of our school community who keeps our children safe every day.” continued Mr. Lyle. “All safety protocols have been put in place following this incident, and all students and faculty are safe. We are working closely with the NYPD and ACS follow-up efforts to ensure this young man receives the support he needs.” I’m here.”

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