Friday, September 24, 2004
GRANDVIEW - A 10-year-old Grandview boy allegedly had a handgun in Euclid Park after school Tuesday afternoon.
According to Grandview Police Det. Mark Ware, the gun was turned into the police department later in the day by a parent of a different boy who took the weapon home.
According to Ware, four or five boys went to the tennis courts area of Euclid Park after school for a fight. One of the observers pulled out a gun, but Ware said it is unclear as to exactly where the gun was located, whether it was in a pocket, a waistband or a backpack. Some witnesses told police that the gun was just displayed while others reported that the weapon was pointed at people.
According to Grandview School District Superintendent Kevin Chase, there is no proof that the gun was on school property, but, he added, if the boy had the gun after school and hadn't gone home, it's still under the school district's jurisdiction.
Chase said the punishment for having a weapon on school grounds is a minimum one-year suspension.
"It (the gun) certainly wasn't displayed at school, found at school or shot at school. It was found after school at a nearby park," said Chase.
The Grandview Police Department has asked for a trace on the handgun from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.