Loaded gun confiscated from desk of 6-year-old in St. Louis

7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago Thursday, April 20 2017 Apr 20, 2017 Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:37:33 AM CDT April 20, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police are investigating after a loaded handgun was found in the desk of a 6-year-old boy at a St. Louis charter school.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a school administrator at KIPP Victory Academy found the .25-caliber pistol Tuesday. The firearm was turned over to police.

Police say the boy's parent or guardian was notified, and a report was made to state officials.

KIPP executive director Kelly Garrett says a letter went out to parents alerting them of what happened. He said no one was injured.

The school teaches students in kindergarten through third grade.

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