Some parents are upset that they got letters instead of immediate notification after a first grader brought an unloaded gun to a Flint-area school.
The Flint Journal reports the student showed the gun inside a backpack to another student Monday morning at Dye Elementary School in Genesee County's Flint Township. Officials say the other student told a teacher, the backpack was confiscated and police were called.
No one was injured.
Jennie Stein has three children attending Dye Elementary and said parents should have been made aware of the situation immediately.
Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools defended the decision to send a letter, saying officials "were able to determine we had a safe environment very, very quickly." The principal and a counselor also directly contacted parents with students in the classroom involved.
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