Parents of students at Moody Middle School say they are upset that school officials did not notify them about a student who had a toy gun at school.
While the plastic gun may not have posed a real threat of injury, Henrico school officials say real or not, toys like that one are not allowed on school grounds. Officials say they chose not to notify parents, since the child never threatened or harmed any students or staff with what was "an obvious toy gun."
The school's code of conduct strictly prohibits students from bringing weapons, real or fake, on school property.
Real or not, some parents tell 8 News they have the right to know what happens in their child's school. One concerned parent told 8 News, "whether it's a threat or not, I think we need to know, we trust them with our children and anytime a child is disciplined for something obviously they take it seriously so we probably should know about it."
School officials would not go into detail about the type of disciplinary action being taken, but they tell 8 News the child is being disciplined and will not be charged in the incident.