Kindergartner threatens teacher with pellet gun in San Diego County

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KABC) -- A kindergartner teacher and her class in San Diego County were shocked when one of the students pulled out a gun from his backpack on Thursday.

The incident happened at Oak Hill Elementary School in Escondido.

Officials said the 5-year-old boy pointed the gun at his teacher and threatened her.

The teacher was able to wrestle the gun away from the student and called authorities.

It was later determined to be a pellet gun.

Officials said none of the other students were threatened.

Because of the boy's age, officials said he will not be charged. However, they do plan to investigate his home situation.

The Escondido Unified School District will determine if the boy will face any punishment at school.

The City News Service contributed to this report.
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