Child Brings Loaded Gun Onto New Jersey School Bus, Threatens to Shoot Another Student

The minor was apprehended by the district's security team

What to Know

  • A child allegedly brought a loaded gun onto a Lakewood, New Jersey, school bus Tuesday morning
  • The fourth grader allegedly waved the gun on the bus saying he was going to shoot another child; No one was injured
  • The child was apprehended and detectives are investigating the incident

A child allegedly brought a loaded gun onto a Lakewood, New Jersey, school bus Tuesday morning.

The 9-year-old fourth-grader allegedly waved the gun on the bus saying he was going to shoot another child.

According to authorities, a 10-year-old fifth-grader who is a friend of the younger child also handled the gun.

The minor was quickly apprehended by the district’s security team after a child reported it.

The incident was first reported by The Lakewood Scoop.

According to the district's counsel, Michael Inzelbuch, all students are safe.

Lakewood Police Department Detective Lt. Greg Staffordsmith says the two juveniles are being charged with gun counts.

Authorities are still investigating where the child got the gun.

The schools superintendent, Laura Winters, said Tuesday she's recommending that metal detectors be purchased for all elementary schools. The district middle school and high school already have metal detectors. 

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