Facebook photo raid? NJ child holding gun brings social workers to home

Posted at 6:42 PM, Mar 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-20 18:42:46-04

A New Jersey family got a visit from social workers after a picture of a young boy holding a gun was posted on Facebook.

The 10-year-old is seen proudly holding a gun his father gave him as a present for his upcoming birthday.

The weapon in the photo resembles a military-style assault rifle but his father says, it’s actually just a .22-caliber copy.

Social workers and police officers visited the home in carneys point last Friday and asked to see the guns.

The family says the officers left and nothing has happened since.