Rochester third-grader threatens fellow student with fake gun

Rochester school officials disciplined an 8-year-old student after the boy brought a pop gun to school. A district spokesperson says the third grader pointed it at another student in a threatening manner. The incident happened Friday. Parents were notified in writing Monday and Tuesday of this week.
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Rochester school officials disciplined an 8-year-old student after the boy brought a pop gun to school. A district spokesperson says the third grader pointed it at another student in a threatening manner. The incident happened Friday. Parents were notified in writing Monday and Tuesday of this week.

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