• Parents concerned after report of elementary student with Airsoft gun

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    NEW CASTLE, Pa. - Parents were concerned after police said a fifth-grade student brought an Airsoft pistol to school Thursday.

    Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz reported that the George Washington Intermediate student told someone at school about the gun, that person told a teacher and the teacher alerted police.

    “A child alerted a teacher and that teacher brought the boy to the principal. We learned the gun was a pellet gun and it wasn’t loaded,” New Castle Police Chief Bob Salem said.

    Parents said they’re upset because they found out about the incident from their kids.

    “I’m afraid, I want to know what happened,” Wendy Quear said.

    There’s no word if the 11-year-old student will face disciplinary action from the New Castle School District.

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