Student builds toy gun out of Legos and points it at other kids — then police are called

Student builds toy gun out of Legos and points it at other kids — then police are called
A student at a Connecticut school built a toy gun out of Legos and pointed it at other students last week, prompting officials to call police to the school. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

A student at a Connecticut school built a toy gun out of Legos and pointed it at other students last week, prompting officials to call police to the school.

Will Clark, chief operating officer at New Haven Public Schools, released the following statement to WTIC-TV in regard to Thursday’s incident:

School leaders and local police partners were able to investigate and resolve the issue internally with use of restorative practices. Appropriate steps were taken at the school level to insure the safety of all students and to impress upon the students the seriousness of engaging in positive peer interactions while avoiding conduct that may pose risk or concern to others. All children need to feel safe and secure within the learning environment and we all have a role to play to make that happen.

The school in questionBenjamin Jepson School, a magnet school — consists of pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students.

The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round…

The incident marks the latest chapter in what some might call school officials’ severe reactions to students connected to gun-related activities when no actual guns are involved:

(H/T: Bearing Arms)

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