A 7-year-old will not be charged after bringing a gun to school.
Fort Lauderdale Police responded to Dillard Elementary School in the early school hours on Friday, after staff at the school received information that a student had a gun on campus.
Officials say the student who brought the gun to school was likely a second or third grade student. The student was detained and interviewed by detectives.
Police said the child will not be charged, at this time. They added detectives have been in contact with the child’s parents.
The Broward County Public Schools Board released a statement reading in part, “The student involved will face appropriate school disciplinary measures. The District commends the student who did the right thing – seeing something and saying something. At all times, the safety and security of our students and staff are our highest priorities.”
It remains unclear on whether or not the parents or legal guardian will be charged.