One loaded rifle was discovered in the backpack of a 6-year-old Bronx boy, according to police, who said they found two weapons inside city schools on Thursday.
The startled child approached a teacher at the charter school Boys Prep Bronx. He discovered the gun in his backpack when he started class at 8:30 a.m. on 151st St. in the South Bronx.
The youngster claimed he had no idea how the weapon ended up in his rucksack.
Police were investigating the boy’s relatives to confirm their hypothesis that the boy’s home was where the gun was hidden in his backpack.
According to school officials, when employees discovered the gun, they called the police right away.
A school spokesman stated, “We are certainly startled and saddened by this circumstance and are now focused on examining our protocols while also ensuring this boy and his peers receive the help they need.
Police in Brooklyn detained a 14-year-old boy at Brooklyn Collegiate High School at the same time on Thursday morning while using a 9-mm. His backpack contained a pistol.
According to police, the adolescent was seen a few days previously flashing the gun to his companions on a neighborhood security video.
School officials removed him from class on Thursday morning and took him to a different room.
Police reported that the rifle was still in his backpack.
According to a city official from the school safety division, Brooklyn Collegiate does not have scanners at the entrances.
The teen’s charges were still pending.