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8-Year-Old Boy Brings Gun to Brooklyn School, NYPD Says

BROOKLYN — Police are questioning an 8-year-old boy after he brought a gun into his East Flatbush elementary school Friday morning, police said.

The boy is a student at P.S. 91 the Albany Avenue School at 532 Albany Ave., near East New York Avenue, which enrolls about 800 students in pre-K through fifth grade, according to the NYPD.

He was taken into custody, but wasn't immediately charged, police said.

The gun was never shot and no injuries were reported, police said.

It wasn't immediately clear how he got the gun or why he brought it to school.

Department of Education spokeswomen Toya Holness said the agency is working closely with the NYPD as they investigate "this deeply troubling incident."

"Nothing is more important than the safety of all students and staff and there is zero tolerance for weapons of any kind. NYPD swiftly responded and confiscated the weapon, students and staff are safe, and no injuries were sustained," she said.