Commons Lane parents warned about toy guns on school property

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) – Parents and guardians of a Ferguson-Florissant School District are receiving a letter Tuesday pertaining to a toy gun incident.

According to the letter a Commons Lane elementary student spotted a toy gun of a fourth-grade student and reported it to a teacher. Administrators spoke to the student and parents and confiscated the toy.

Neither the teacher nor the student posed no threat to the safety of students or staff. School Principal Robert Ricker is reminding parents that toy guns and similar items are prohibited from school grounds.

The full letter can be found below:

Dear Commons Lane Family,

I am writing to inform you about an incident that occurred today in which a fourth-grade student brought a toy gun to school. Another student who saw the item reported it to a teacher, and the student was brought to the office where the toy was confiscated and parents were contacted.

We have investigated the matter, and have determined that the student had no intent to harm anyone and that the toy posed no threat to the safety of students or staff. However, we want to take this opportunity to remind parents and students that these types of items are strictly prohibited on school property, and that students face disciplinary consequences if such items are brought to school. Your help in ensuring such items are left at home is appreciated.

Providing a safe environment, free of disruptions so children can learn, is our first priority. As always, please contact me directly if you have questions or concerns at (314) 831-0440.

Thanks for your continued support,

Robert Ricker



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