Bibb County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Burghard Elementary on Tuesday afternoon after a second-grader took a toy gun to school, according to a sheriff’s report released Thursday.
According to the report, two brothers at the school told principal Terri Walker and a campus police officer that the second-grade boy pulled the toy gun out of his book bag, put a clip of pellets in and pointed it at two students.
Walker put the school on a “code yellow” alert and gave deputies the student’s address. At the boy’s home, the boy told deputies that the older brother hit him and that he took the gun out to scare him, the report stated. Deputies examined the gun and saw it was a toy gun with an orange painted tip that holds several plastic pellets.
The boy’s mother said she checked her son’s book bag before he left for school and isn’t sure how he took the gun to school. The mother then asked deputies to take the gun. Deputies went back to the school and showed Walker the gun. She returned the school to “code green,” which is the normal status, and allowed students to dismiss.