Police: Boy's Gun Came From Home

Posted: February 6, 2013

RICHMOND (AP) — Police in Henrico County say the handgun brandished by a 7-year-old boy on a school bus this week came from the boy’s home.

The gun, according to police, is owned by a relative of the second-grader, though it’s not clear who the relative is or how he or she is related to the boy. No charges have been filed, police say.

The Ratcliffe Elementary School second-grader made a threatening statement after he took out the gun on the way to school Monday morning, according to a police spokesman.

School officials say they found the gun in the student’s possession and notified police. No one was injured in the incident, which came less than a week after school officials held a public forum on school safety and security.