Boy Charged After Bringing Toy Gun to School

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A student at an Alexandria elementary school is facing criminal charges after he allegedly brought a toy gun to school.

The 10-year-old boy, a student at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School in Alexandria city, has been charged with brandishing a weapon after police stopped the boy heading into school Tuesday morning and found a toy gun with an orange tip in his backpack.

Police said school administrators notified them of a similar incident that occurred Monday afternoon when the boy allegedly displayed the toy gun on the bus ride home from school.

The boy was taken into custody and no one was injured in the alleged incident.

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