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Student showed off gun, teacher informed


St. Louis police are investigat­ing how a second-grade student was able to bring a loaded handgun to school so he could show it off to his classmates during recess, authoritie­s said.

George Sells, a spokesman for St. Louis Public Schools, said that a teacher “picking up on unusual behavior found the weapon and took action” to immediatel­y secure the gun without anyone getting hurt. Authoritie­s concluded that no charges would be brought against the child’s family. Police said the boy found the gun “in a lock box under his parent’s bed” and had no intention of harming others.

The school district is also investigat­ing the incident. It’s unclear whether the young student has been discipline­d.

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