published Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Dalton elementary school undergoes a scare over toy gun

Dalton, Ga. -- A Blue Ridge Elementary student caused a scare Thursday when he told teachers about seeing two other boys admiring a gun in the bathroom.

According to a Dalton Police Department release, the student could not tell school administrators whether the gun was real or a toy, but he did remember the gun was white.

After school and Dalton police officials did a quick search of the school, the gun was found and confirmed to be a toy.

School officials are reportedly not pursuing any charges.

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about Alex Green...

Alex joined the Times Free Press staff full-time in January 2014 as a region business reporter. He is a native of Dayton, Tenn., located 35 miles north of Chattanooga, and he is a fifth-generation Dayton native. Alex came to the Times Free Press as an editorial intern in July 2013. He was previously a correspondent at The Herald-News, located in Dayton, through college and editor-in-chief of the Triangle, Bryan College's student-led media group. Alex was ...

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