Flint parents are calling for heightened security at an elementary school after a student brings a stun-gun to school.
??Tighten up security now. I mean they got pretty good security as it is but now stun guns are coming into school,?? says Evan Medrano whose five-year-old daughter attends the elementary school across the street from their house.
Flint police say a nine-year-old student brought what schools officials are calling a stun gun to Durant-Tuuri-Mott school.
??Man when I heard about it, I didn't know whether to believe it or not,?? says Marc Harrison who has three children attending the school.
School officials turning the device over to flint police Tuesday.
??An investigation was launched by the school district. The school district takes student safety very seriously,?? says Brian Smith, spokesman for Flint Community Schools.
Flint police say the nine-year-old got the stun gun from his mother.
??If a parent is giving a stun gun to a little child, something needs to be done to the parent,?? says Medrano.
Parents are grateful no one was hurt but now they're calling for more security.
??I think they need metal detectors now. Is there guns being brought there? Is there knives being brought there?
??They got metal detectors everywhere we go,?? says think the kids should have it now but that's a shame the kids should have it too."
As far as disciplinary action goes, the code of conduct calls for suspension or expulsion of a student caught with a weapon on school grounds.
We??re told the decision to possibly prosecute the parent is up to the Genesee County prosecutor.
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In a release, Flint police say the mother provided her child with the stun gun.
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Flint police are investigating why an elementary school student brought a stun gun to school this week.
The spokesman for Flint Community Schools confirms the incident happened at Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary School on Tuesday.
The spokesman wouldn't say how the device was discovered but says it was recovered and turned over to police without incident.
"The school district takes student safety very seriously,"says Brian Smith, spokesman for Flint Community Schools. "The code of conduct is very clear on weapons and the appropriate discipline will follow an investigation," he adds.
Flint police say the student is nine years old.