School resource officer swings into action when 8-year-old brings live ammo to class

An 8-year-old boy caused a stir at Belleview-Santos Elementary School on Monday when he brought a .38 special revolver bullet to class.

The Marion County sheriff’s deputy who serves as the school’s resource officer was contacted by the school dean about a student possessing ammunition. The dean said a student had given a gym teacher a bullet that he said he got from another student, who said, “I got it from far away.”

The resource officer and dean talked to the boy who brought in the bullet. He said he found the bullet on the ground at his home in the morning. The boy also said his mother’s boyfriend has a gun, but he doesn’t have access to it. He also said the boyfriend does not live at his residence.

The boy’s mother said there are no firearms kept at her residence and that the boy doesn’t have access to any. At the end of the investigation, it was determined no crime had occurred and the case was closed.

Although no law-enforcement action was taken, the boy received school sanctions for his behavior.