Cops: Yonkers boy brought gun to school, made threat

December 6, 2011 3:12:47 PM PST
Police in Yonkers are investigating claims that an elementary school student brought a gun to school and threatened a classmate.

Authorities say the mother of a 9-year-old child at St. Eugene's School called police Wednesday afternoon to report that another student had displayed a handgun to her child on December 1.

The victim reportedly told police that the 10-year-old boy had opened a backpack and showed off what appeared to be a handgun. Several days later, the victim said the same student passed a threatening note.

Investigators questioned the boy and found that he had brought his father's .38-caliber handgun to school. The father reported has a valid Westchester County permit for the weapon.

The boy was charged with second-degree menacing and first-degree harassment.