It's not something you can joke about anymore: guns. And the Tamaqua Area School District in Schuylkill County is proving that.

State police investigated a report of a 13-year-old Tamaqua Middle School seventh grade student who made a gesture with his fingers in reference to a gun while pointing at fellow students.

It's been less than a week since the shooting of 28 people, including 20 first and second grade children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and authorities aren't hesitating to take action.

Police said the boy will be charged with disorderly conduct and will be suspended from school.