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10-year-old Va. boy arrested after toy gun found in his backpack at school

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. -

A 10-year-old boy has been charged after bringing a toy gun on a school bus in Alexandria.

The boy is a fifth grade student who attends Douglas MacArthur Elementary School.

The trouble for him started Monday afternoon on the school bus ride home. According to Alexandria Police, the boy showed the toy gun, described as a replica silver handgun with a black handle and orange tip.

Police say he neglected to mention the toy was a fake gun. School officials found out, and when the fifth grader arrived at school Tuesday morning, they found the toy gun in his bag.

Police arrested him and charged him with brandishing a weapon. He was taken to the juvenile detention center and later released.

The child has been suspended and Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Morton Sherman, says further action is under consideration, including expulsion.


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