First-grade student brings loaded gun to school

FERNDALE, Mich. - A first-grade student was removed from school after he showed another student a gun he brought to school, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The gun was loaded, but no bullet was found in the chamber, making it highly unlikely the 6-year-old would have been able to fire it, Police Captain Timothy Collins explained to the Free Press.

Investigators are currently looking into where the boy got the gun.

"There's indication it could be Oak Park, there's a possibility it could be Detroit, but we don't know," Collins told the Free Press. "We're just as interested as looking into the negligence aspect as anybody."

The boy's peer who reported the gun to the teacher received praise from police, the school principal and classmates, according to the Free Press.

Detroit Free Press, "First-grader brings loaded gun to school; classmate hailed as hero," Sept. 12, 2008

Michigan Education Report, "The three P's of school safety: parents, prevention, and police," Nov. 1, 2000