Police searched a Dumpster over the weekend for two handguns that a Ferry Avenue woman said her 13-year-old son had brought home.
The boy is a paraplegic.
The mother told Officer David Kok that her son had come home with a Ziplock bag containing a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol, which he told her he had gotten from a boy named John.
She said she panicked and threw the bag into a Dumpster in the 500 block of 19th Street, then called police after thinking about it. A search did not turn up the weapons.