BB Gun Brought To School, Pointed At Student

UPDATED 11/15/11 6:02 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) –- A Chicago mother is furious she was never notified by her son’s school about a BB gun incident there this morning.

Jillian McDaniels’ son goes to Metcalfe Elementary near 123rd Street and Normal Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood. She says her son told her two fifth-grade boys pointed a BB gun at him.

The mother says she did not learn about it until her child came home from school.

“They call me for everything else, but they didn’t call me and tell me my son was involved with a boy pointing a gun at him. I’m concerned about that,” she said.

A spokeswoman for the Chicago Public Schools issued a statement in response.

“School officials took immediate action to notify Chicago police and took other appropriate steps to address the situation,” she said.

Some community activists say it’s up to parents, not schools, to take responsibility.

McDaniels plans to demand answers from the school on Tuesday.

  • DEP

    It doesn’t matter that the school had so called taken appropriate steps; the first step, should have been to notify the parents. Thats just my opinion!!!

  • Jennie

    Schools have a tendency to sweep things under the rug like discipline and poor principals. Those are two of the main culprits that hurt public education. The mother said, “They call me for everything else.” I am not making excuses for the sorry principal that did not notify the mother but why are they calling the parent for everything else? That statement is the code for: I have a troubled child that is a discipline problem in school.

  • Alejandrisha White

    I think Ms. McDaniel is furious for nothing. It was only a BB gun. Her son’s life was never in danger. These young homies learn about the handgun at a very young age. She’d better get used to it. Especially if she has trouble makers for kids. Just sayin’…………

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