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Peterborough boy, 13, charged after allegedly threatening students with toy gun

A 13-year-old boy has been charged following an incident involving a plastic toy gun at a Peterborough, Ont., elementary school.

Police say they were called to the school on Wednesday to investigate a report that a student was threatening other students in the school yard during morning recess.

They say the officers located the youth and a weapon, which was determined to be a plastic toy gun capable of discharging plastic beads.

Investigators say the boy was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

He is to appear in court on Dec. 18.