January 17, 2013

A second grade student apparently brought a gun to an elementary school in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City.


Police are investigating after a loaded handgun was found in a 7-year-old boy's book bag at a school in Far Rockaway, a law enforcement official tells NBC 4 New York.

The boy's mom brought him to P.S. 215 Thursday morning, and came back to the school a short time later, claiming she needed to take him to a doctor appointment.

When she got back to the school, the loaded .22-caliber handgun was found and police were called. The school was then locked down for about 45 minutes.

It's not clear exactly how the gun was discovered.

Police are now questioning the mother and the brother of the boy, the law enforcement official said.

Thank goodness that the gun didn't discharge and hit someone. This time.

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