On Friday, June 2, 2006, at about 9:15 am, a cigarette lighter that resembles a semiautomatic handgun was found in the possession of a 9th grade student who attends McKinley Tech High School, located at 151 T Street, NE.
During the security screening process at the school, a Hawk One Security officer discovered the cigarette lighter handgun replica in the female student's book bag, sandwiched between two slices of bread and wrapped in aluminum foil.
The student was suspended. It is unclear why she brought the cigarette lighter handgun replica to school.
This matter was handled entirely by the school. No criminal charges are pending.