7-Year-Old Finds Loaded Gun in His Backpack
Boy alerts school, police trying to find out how it got there
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 8, 2013 12:59 PM CST
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(Newser) – Police say a 7-year-old boy alerted a teacher after finding a loaded gun in his backpack at a Philadelphia elementary school. It happened during an after-school program at Universal Samuel Daroff Charter School around 4pm yesterday; the boy was putting a folder in his bag at the end of the day when he noticed the gun. The principal says staff immediately took the backpack and called police, who are interviewing family and reviewing surveillance video to figure out how the gun got there. A lieutenant says it was a .38-caliber handgun loaded with five rounds of ammunition.

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HANKHILL
Feb 9, 2013 9:16 AM CST
smart kid!
Toon
Feb 8, 2013 8:44 PM CST
This is why every gun should be registered. The teacher calls the local cop who looks up the serial number sees which relative it belongs to and charges that relative with failing to secure his arms.
angel8a
Feb 8, 2013 5:19 PM CST
Come on we all know Philly isn't such a good place. Heck when you get in one little fight and your moma gets scared she forces you on a flight to bel-air