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Virginia boy, 10, arrested after allegedly bringing toy gun to school


Douglas MacArthur Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia. (

A 10-year-old elementary school student in Northern Virginia is facing criminal charges after police say he brought a toy gun to school. reports that the boy, a fifth-grader at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School in Alexandria, Va., was arrested and charged with brandishing a weapon Tuesday after he allegedly showed off the weapon on a school bus.

Police say the boy showed the replica silver handgun on his way home from school on Monday and neglected to mention to others that the gun was a fake, according to the report. The gun reportedly has a black handle and orange tip.

When the boy arrived at school on Tuesday, police found the toy gun in his backpack, reports. After his arrest, he was reportedly transported to a juvenile detention center and later released.

Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Morton Sherman told the student has been suspended and officials are considering expulsion as a punishment.

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