Child brings pellet gun to school

The principal at DeKalb County’s Woodward Elementary School sent a letter to parents Thursday informing them a 6-year-old student brought a “soft pellet gun” to school in December.

Principal Melanie Pearch wrote that it was a non-lethal weapon and that student safety “was never compromised.”

A referral report obtained by Channel 2 Action News says the student was a girl, aged 7 and that the incident occurred Dec. 10. It says the gun was discovered in the girl’s backpack by a crossing guard, though it doesn’t say how. A social worker and school counselor then spoke with the girl, who “smiled and seemed to understand the dangers of handling a handgun,” the report says.

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