McHenry Sixth Grader Brings Toy Gun To School

MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) -- Police in McHenry are considering bringing juvenile disorderly conduct charges against an 11-year-old girl who allegedly brought a toy gun to school.

The 6th-grader brought a "laser shock novelty toy gun" to class at McHenry Middle School on Tuesday.

McHenry School District 15 School Superintendent Alan Hoffman says the toy was passed among several students. He says the toy was about 4 inches long, had a laser and emitted a small shock when the trigger was pulled.

A police liaison officer assigned to the school confiscated it. Although Hoffman did not specify discipline, he said the girl and as many as six others did not attend classes Wednesday.

Hoffman characterized the incident as horseplay, but added the district has a policy that doesn't allow for guns or look-alike guns.


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