A 13-year-old boy was arrested after police accused him of giving his 8-year-old brother a loaded gun that he brought to school.
Investigators said the younger brother took the gun to P.S. 91 The Albany Avenue School, at 532 Albany Ave. in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on Friday during Spirit Day. The boy was discovered with a loaded .380 Taurus handgun, police said.
The 8-year-old student brought a loaded handgun to school, prompting a police response in Brooklyn on Friday morning.
As CBS2’s Steve Langford reported, it was around 11:35 a.m. in the middle of Spirit Day at P.S. 91 The Albany Avenue School, at 532 Albany Ave. in Crown Heights. The boy was discovered with a loaded .380 Taurus handgun, police said.
The children were in the schoolyard enjoying the nice day when the teachers asked the children to sit on their book bags, but one of them refused. He was acting strange, and they questioned him and opened the book bag.
In it, they found the gun with four bullets in the clip.
Police questioned the boy at the 71st Precinct, 1010 WINS’ Samantha Liebman reported.
City Department of Education spokeswoman Toya Holness said in a statement that the department is working closely with the NYPD as they investigate “this deeply troubling incident.”
“Nothing is more important than the safety of all students and staff and there is zero tolerance for weapons of any kind,” Holness said.
A note went home as pupils were dismissed from school, and parents arriving at pickup Friday afternoon were shocked.
“It’s disturbing to hear that an 8-year-old boy brought a gun to school — a loaded gun?” one parent said.
“Maybe they need more security — they have none,” another said.