A Grade Four pupil at a primary school in Harare brought a gun into his class and another pupil recorded a video of the gun via a smartphone.
The child allegedly produced the gun in the class, when the teacher was out. The incident, which shocked parents, happened on Monday last week.
The video was posted on a WhatsApp group and one of the parents with a child at the school raised the alarm.
Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, confirmed the incident, adding investigations were in progress. He said:
Police are investigating a case involving a minor reported to have been found with a gun at a local school.
Details will be released upon completion of investigations.
One of the parents told H-Metro that school authorities made sure that the name of the culprit would not be revealed. Said the parent:
The incident exposed children to danger. Imagine such a young boy has the knowledge of handling a firearm from home to school and posting a video on social media. It’s unacceptable.