(MIDDLETOWN, Ohio) — Police say a gun has been found on a third-grader who told authorities he’d been bullied at a southwest Ohio elementary school.
Middletown police say the gun was found Monday on a 9-year-old boy after a teacher noticed a bulge in his pocket. Police say the boy grabbed at the teacher’s arm when she reached for the gun.
The boy was taken to a juvenile justice center by police. It’s unclear if he’s been charged with a juvenile crime.
Middletown Police Lt. David Birk says the boyfriend of the child’s mother was arrested on a child endangering charge.
Rosa Parks Elementary School held a gun safety assembly Tuesday.
Middletown is roughly 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Cincinnati.