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Springfield student brings toy gun to school

November 8, 2013

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.

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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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