• Second-grader accused of threatening to kill classmate returns to school


    WASHINGTON, Pa. - A Trinity elementary student accused of threatening to shoot another student returned to school Wednesday.

    Officials said the boy was suspended from school about two weeks ago after allegedly telling another student he would use one of his father’s guns to kill him.

    “There is a plan in place. That student would not be put back into an environment if safety was a question,” Trinity Area School District Superintendent Dr. Paul Kasunich said.

    Kasunich said he met with several parents who have children in the boy’s class and informed them about the child returning to school.

    Some of the parents, including the mother of the boy who was allegedly threatened, said they’re not happy that the boy is back in school.

    "Nothing is being said. Everything is hush-hush, and it seems like the child in question has all the rights, not the rest of the school," one mother said.

    At least one parent told Channel 11's Cara Sapida that they've hired an attorney because they're afraid the young boy has access to guns.

    "We need to resolve the problem not before even one person is hurt or killed," the lawyer said. "The superintendent needs to step up and live up to obligations."

    The school district cited privacy reasons for why it can't discuss the plan that's in place or if the student has been cleared by a medical professional to return to class.

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