Grade schoolers pull cop's gun on school bus | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Grade schoolers pull cop's gun on school bus

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Police were called to Watson Elementary at 7000 Valley Drive today after a report of a gun on a school bus.

Lt. Terry Hastings said the gun was in the possession of brothers, an 8-year-old third grader and an 11-year-old 5th grader. The older boy told another student he better not tell anyone about the weapon. Word got out.

Police said the weapon was unloaded and when they seized it, found it bore the mark of a Little Rock police department weapon. Hastings said it was the property of the boys' grandfather, Lewis Smith, a 21-year member of the force. It was not a service weapon but a Glock purchased by the officer following a departmental upgrade of all weapons several years ago. The officer said his grandchildren had visited him yesterday. "He had the weapon well concealed and unloaded but they apparently stole it from his house," Hastings said.

Hastings said the older boy was be charged in juvenile court with taking a weapon to school and terroristic threatening of a student. The younger child is too young to be charged.

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