HOUSTON - An Aldine Independent School District elementary student has been removed from class for bringing a gun on campus, officials said.
A letter went home to parents of R.C. Conley Elementary School students following the incident on Wednesday. Part of that letter from Conley's principal reads:
"A student was found to be in possession of an unloaded gun on our campus. Fellow students reported the incident to the school administration and the student was removed from school."
The male student was described by school officials as 10 years old and in fourth grade.
Parents were upset upon hearing about the incident.
"It's not so much the fault of the school, it's the fault of the parents -- the negligence of them. How could you miss a kid coming to school with that?" parent Gregory Anderson said.
A grandparent of another student said her granddaughter overheard the boy threatening to kill the fellow student who turned him in.
It is unclear where the boy obtained the gun.
Children's Protective Services is investigating the incident along with Aldine ISD.