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Colorado Springs first-grader brings loaded handgun to school

Posted at 12:11 PM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 14:11:58-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado law enforcement has initiated an investigation after a handgun was found in the backpack of an elementary school student.

The Gazette reported Thursday that El Paso County Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation into how the first-grade child obtained the gun, which was loaded with a single round from a different firearm.

Authorities say the handgun was discovered and secured after the first-grader showed the single round to a Falcon Elementary staff member.

Falcon School District 49 officials say the gun was secured immediately, and the student was removed from class without disruption to school day operations.

A school statement says "the student told administrators he did not want to hurt anyone, and we do not believe the student intended to threaten, or harm, students or staff."


Information from: The Gazette,