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Updated: 6:54 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 | Posted: 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. —
A third-grade student in the Blackhawk School District is being disciplined for bringing what looked like a gun into school.
Channel 11's Amy Marcinkiewicz reported that the student brought the lighter shaped like a gun into school on Tuesday.
"It was an antique replica of a gun. On closer inspection, we learned it was a cigarette lighter," said Superintendent Dr. Michelle Miller.
District officials said the student showed it to a classmate, who then reported it to a teacher.
Miller said the lighter violated school weapon policy and the child was disciplined. She said they also used the incident as a teaching tool to talk to the students in the boy's class about safety.
"We're proud of our students and more proud of the staff that handled the situation properly," Miller said.
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