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Second-grader brings gun to Little Rock school, hoped to play cowboys and Indians

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Authorities in Little Rock say a second-grader at Daisy Bates Elementary School is recommended for expulsion after bringing a cocked and loaded pistol to school to show a friend.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday that the 8-year-old boy had the gun in his backpack and showed it to a friend, who alerted a teacher.

The boy, who is not being named because of his age, told a sheriff’s deputy he had hoped to play cowboys and Indians with the .22-caliber revolver.

The investigative report says the boy’s father was shaken and told deputies the pistol should have been in a locked gun cabinet.

The report says the school principal will recommend the boy be expelled.

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