Springfield student brings toy gun to school
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Springfield school officials say a third-grade girl has been has been disciplined for bringing a toy gun to school.
The aunt of another student at the Rebecca Johnson School says the girl pointed the realistic-looking gun at her niece and threatened to shoot her.
Springfield schools spokeswoman Azell Cavaan tells The Republican (http://bit.ly/194OF2F ) the girl had the gun and soft pellets in her backpack Wednesday and showed it to classmates in a bathroom. She could not confirm if the toy was pointed at anyone.
Cavaan would not disclose the exact nature of the girl’s punishment, but said such an infraction is subject to a three- to five-day suspension according to the student code of conduct.
Police have also been informed.
Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/