Children find toy gun, now face discipline

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – A group of school children who found a toy gun on their way to class Friday morning now face disciplinary action.

Springfield City Schools confirms that the children were walking to Lagonda Elementary School when they found a toy gun.

A neighbor saw one of the children pick the toy up and put it inside a backpack.

Central Office co-ordinator Kim Fish tells 2 NEWS the neighbor called the school before the children arrived to report what she saw.

School leaders immediately pulled the children into the office. They say the kids voluntarily turned the toy gun over to them.

Fish says the school has a zero tolerance policy against weapons in school. The children, who are all said to be sixth graders, were sent home for the day.

The disciplinary process will now move forward. The children could ultimately be suspended.

Police officers did respond to the school, but no charges were filed.

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