Deputies: Kindergartener suspended after being overheard threatening to shoot teacher

Published: Sep. 5, 2014 at 4:18 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 5, 2014 at 7:39 PM EDT
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DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A Dorchester County kindergartener who was overheard threatening to shoot a teacher was suspended from school on Aug. 27 per school policy, but has since returned to school after authorities found no legitimate threat.

Authorities at Reeves Elementary School were notified after a school volunteer overheard the child telling another student that he had at home and was going to shoot the teacher, according to Dorchester School District spokesperson Pat Raynor.

The child reported there were guns at his residence and stated one of them was on the washing machine, the incident report states.

However, the child did not have a weapon in his possession at school, deputies say.

Deputies went to the child's home and spotted a pellet gun on the washing machine of the front porch of his residence, the report states.

The child's mother showed deputies the only firearm she said she had in the house, which deputies say was inoperable and incapable of use in its current state.

Deputies say the child has made comments about violent behavior in the past which school officials have been trying to correct.

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