Police: 8-year-old Boy Brings Loaded Gun To School; Sells It To Classmate

Apr 29, 2011

Last week, Mark wrote about a kindergartner who brought a gun to school in Houston. Today, the New York City Police Department says an 8-year-old brought a loaded 9mm pistol to his third-grade class on Thursday and sold it to a classmate for $3.

Cable news channel NY1 reports:

The New York City Police Department says Ignacio Galvan, 54, and his son are facing weapons possession charges.

The father is also being charged with "acting in a manner to injure a child."

NY1 adds that the Queens school found out about the incident after the mother of the child who bought the gun discovered it and came back to the school to get answers. NY1 said a teacher told them the mother was hysterical and "kept asking how could this happen?"

New York's WCBS reports Galvan, the boy's father, told police he has had the gun for years and kept it on top of the refrigerator.

The case will be heard in the family court system, Reuters reports. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.