Charter School Put on Alert Following Report of Armed Person Wearing Clown Mask

Police clear area after finding kid playing with airsoft gun.

A report of a person wearing a clown mask and carrying a BB Gun put the Livermore Valley Charter School on alert Monday afternoon.

The following e-mail was sent to school parents:

The police were called today during middle school lunch recess.  At the end of lunch, students reported a neighbor came to his back porch wearing a clown mask and carrying a bb gun.  No words were exchanged and no one was hurt.

We held PE indoors and increased security during passing periods. Wall street pick up will be closed today.

When officers investigated the report they found a kid who was playing with an airsoft gun, Livermore Police Officer David Blake said.

Although the juvenile's actions were irresponsible, police determined there was no crime committed and released the kid, Blake said.

Stac October 16, 2012 at 07:09 PM
I don't know what this kid was thinking, but as a parent I still can't believe that parents allow ANY type of gun, BB, airsoft, or otherwise to be 1 - kept unlocked, and 2 - used without supervision. No, it's not a shot gun or a hand gun, but it can still hurt someone or an animal. The mom in A Christmas Story wasn't kidding when she said you can put an eye out. Gun safety & common sense should always be #1. I am not anti-gun, we target shoot but the parents of this young person really need to take a step back and have a serious discussion.
Sean Geer October 16, 2012 at 07:49 PM
It was aimed at the children.
Sean Geer October 16, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Whether it was a costume or not it was wrong for him to do what he did
Wendy Grant October 17, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Wow, my son stupidly was going to sell his airsoft gun. He took it All apart and had it in a duffel till after school. He was suspended for 5 days. This kid must have been WHITE, to just be let go. LVPD at their best. That same kid will be the one carrying a real gun as soon as he can, why wasnt he in school?? Just saying
Jimmy October 21, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Come on


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