FROM STAFF REPORTS
According to a news release from Sumter County Sheriff's Office, a 9-year-old student brought an unloaded BB gun to school on Monday.
About 2 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to a call from administrators at Shaw Heights Elementary School, 1495 Frierson Road, about a student with a gun.
When officers arrived, school officials had the student in the office and had confiscated the BB gun, which was not loaded.
According to the release, the child's mother said another child had given the BB gun to her child on Sunday, and she threw it in the trash. Apparently the child took it from the trash and carried it to school without anyone's knowledge.
Students nor school employees were in any danger according to the release. A letter from the school principal in regard to the incident has been sent to parents.
Law enforcement officers are petitioning Family Court for the child bringing the BB gun to school. The child has been released to the custody of his parents.