Public Safety

Student charged with carrying toy gun at Iowa City school

Tate High student was showing toy gun to another student, police say

An Iowa City squad car. (file photo)
An Iowa City squad car. (file photo)

IOWA CITY — A Tate High School student is facing charges after bringing a toy gun on campus.

The juvenile, who is not being named, was seen with the gun in the school parking lot about 3 p.m. Tuesday by a parent, Tate’s principal told Iowa City police, according to a Thursday afternoon city news release.

A police department investigation Wednesday afternoon confirmed the student had a toy gun and was showing it to another student in the parking lot, the release said.

The student is charged with carrying a toy gun in the city limits and released to their parent, police said. The penalty for the charge is unclear in city code.

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