Mo. school district investigates alleged threat by 7-year-old

Thursday, April 10, 2008

IMPERIAL, Mo. (AP) -- An eastern Missouri school district is investigating after a 7-year-old boy allegedly threatened to bring a gun to school and shoot a classmate.

Both children are first-graders at Hodge Elementary School in Imperial, part of the Fox C-6 School District. The boy allegedly made the threat during a hallway altercation on Tuesday. Afterward, he was sent home.

The district says under its policy the boy will receive a psychological review before he is allowed back in the classroom. Meanwhile, the girl who was threatened was kept home by her mother on Wednesday.

Her family says the boy should be expelled. But district officials doubt that he understood what the threat really meant.

Information from: KMOV-TV,

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