4th-grader charged with criminal possession of a weapon

A fourth-grader from a Yonkers public school has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon after an unloaded gun was found in his backpack

Police were called to School 13 on McLean Avenue around 3:30 p.m. after a teacher reported a weapon was discovered in a student's backpack.

Police were called to School 13 on McLean Avenue around 3:30 p.m. after a teacher reported a weapon was discovered in a student's backpack. (2/1/17)

YONKERS - A fourth-grader from a Yonkers public school has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon after an unloaded gun was found in his backpack Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called to School 13 on McLean Avenue around 3:30 p.m. after a student spotted the pistol in a backpack and told a teacher.

The 9-year-old was released into the custody of a parent and will head to family court to face the criminal charges against him.

He's also been suspended from school.

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