Loaded gun found in 5th-grader's backpack at school

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 15, 2016 at 6:00 a.m.



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BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials say a loaded handgun has been found in a fifth-grader's backpack at an East Baltimore elementary school.

The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/1Oup0WR ) reports that police were called to William Paca Elementary School before the start of the school day on Thursday because a school administrator reported finding the gun in the student's bag

The school is located in the city's McElderry Park neighborhood.

Baltimore City Public Schools spokeswoman Edie House-Foster says the unidentified student was taken to the Department of Juvenile Services.

No further information was released.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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