EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — An 8-year-old allegedly brought a gun to school in Brooklyn Friday, authorities said.
The child was found with the weapon at P.S. 91, located at 532 Albany Ave.
Officers responded and confiscated the weapon, officials said. No one was hurt.
A spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Education called the incident “deeply troubling.”
“Nothing is more important than the safety of all students and staff and there is zero tolerance for weapons of any kind,” the spokeswoman said in a statement.
This, according to the president of Teamsters local 237, proves how necessary metal detectors are at city schools. His union represents some 24,000 New York City employees.
“This is yet another example of why we need metal detectors in public schools. What don’t Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Farina understand? Guns. Knives. Tasers. It’s a dangerous world out there,” Gregory Floyd said in a statement. “An 8-year old tries to bring a loaded 380 into school and they’re saying we need less protection for school children? I say, no, we need more!”