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ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Anderson School District 5 has asked a private security guard not to return after a fifth grader was able to pull the officer's gun out of its holster.

District spokesman Kyle Newton told media outlets that the guard was sitting on a bench Monday with a student on either side at Varennes Elementary School when one of the students was able to take the gun out of the officer's holster.

Authorities say the gun was not fired and was only free for about 10 seconds.

The guard worked for Defender Services, a private company that helps provide security officers for schools. His name was not released.

School officials say the student is also being disciplined.

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