Police: Gun Brought To Downes Elementary In Newark Was A Toy

Early Friday morning Newark Police responded to Downes Elementry School for reports that a student had brought a gun to school.

An email sent to parents by the Christina School District this afternoon indicates that a  student informed a teacher of the possibility of a weapon being brought to school by another student.

The teacher notified the administration and the Newark Police Department was contacted.  A search was conducted and the gun turned out to be an “obvious toy” said Newark Police Spokesman Lt. Andrew Rubin.

Officials with the district said, in their letter to parents, that the student will be subject to disciplinary action.

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