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School holds buyback for toy guns
CALIFORNIA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A school in California just held a gun buyback, but not the kind you're probably accustomed to.
They were buying back toy guns from kids.
The school's principal says toy guns desensitize the kids to the real thing and police. This event had other safety benefits as well.
"As they get older, it becomes just a natural thing, if they have a real gun in their hand, they'll pull the trigger just as quick, I mean, they don't fear it," said Principal Charles Hill.
"They'll paint them black to make them look like real guns and sometimes people will take a real gun and paint the tip orange to make it seem like it's a fake gun," said Officer Braydon Wilson.
The kids got books in exchange for their toy guns and were also entered in a drawing to win a new bike.