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New Developments in Lego Gun Incident in Palmer


Lego Toy Gun

PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) – A kindergarten student that was supposed to get detention for bringing a Lego sized gun onto a school bus Friday morning is no longer being disciplined by the school for the incident.

Mieke Crane, the boy’s mother, says he was worrying about his detention all weekend, but is relieved it’s not happening.

“He smiled when we told him, he was very excited when we told him he didn’t have to serve the detention,” said Crane.

On May 24, the six-year-old had a quarter-sized Lego toy gun on the bus.  Another student supposedly yelled out after seeing the toy.

Crane, who met with the school’s principal Tuesday, says things changed once the bus surveillance video was viewed.

“She [the principal] looked at the tape, the children were not standing up hollering, nobody was ducking, no one was screaming he has a gun. The little boy raised his hand properly the first time,” said Crane.

Originally, when the school learned about the incident Friday they had the six-year-old write an apology letter to the driver.  They also gave him detention that was scheduled to be served Tuesday along with a bus ticket.

A letter explaining what happened was also sent home to the parents of the students on that specific bus.

Meantime, Crane still thinks the school over-reacted, but is happy her son can now get back to his school work.

“I am glad they looked into it. I am glad I spoke up and I am glad my kid is not in trouble anymore,” said Crane.

Neither the superintendent or the school’s principal would comment on Tuesday.

Palmer School Committee Chair Maureen Gallagher said: “There is no issue here. There’s going to be no disciplinary action taken. This is not a story and you can quote me.”

 


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