A 13-year-old Kenosha boy was arrested Tuesday afternoon for carrying a concealed weapon after an officer found him with a BB gun.

An officer stopped to speak to the boy near the intersection of 61st Street and 18th Avenue after he saw a group of children scatter away from the boy while he was walking.

According to a police report, the officer was speaking to the boy when he noticed the boy had what appeared to be a pistol in his hand. He ordered the boy to drop it, and he did.

The pistol was a Daisy BB-gun. The boy told the officer he had it for protection. The boy was released to his mother.