An 8-year-old girl who took an authentic-looking toy gun to school in Delaware County on Monday will be suspended for 10 days, police said yesterday. The girl, a third grader at Highland Park Elementary School in Upper Darby, thought the gun was real, township Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. She took it because she knew her older brother would not be able to walk her home from the bus stop that day, as he usually did, Chitwood said.
“She’s afraid to walk home from the bus stop alone, so she takes this gun with her for protection,” Chitwood said.
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