It was a scary afternoon for the parents of P.S. 46 in Harlem. Police said shortly after 1p.m., a 13-year-old student was found with a loaded BB gun on him and refused to turn it over.
Parents like Nick Gee, who has a young son at the school, are angry.
“Very scary, my little son could have got shot in the eye,” said Gee.
Students said they saw police officers walking around their school Monday afternoon.
According to the Department of Education, the 13-year-old student brought to class a small BB gun and refused to give it up when he was confronted about it. The Principal called police, and the student’s parents were notified.
It was another student, police said, that alerted a teacher to the gun.
Parents told PIX11 News that parents need to be held accountable for what a teen takes to school.
“It could still hurt so parents need to be more aware of what kids got in their bookbags,” said Gee.
Police said the BB gun was confiscated, and the school said disciplinary action is pending.
The school is holding a meeting Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. to address any parent concerns.
The student in was brought to the 32nd Precinct.
Police say no students or teachers were threatened during the incident and that no one was hurt.