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First grader had unloaded gun at York school - abc27 WHTM

First grader had unloaded gun at York school

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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

The School District of York is investigating an incident where a first grader brought an unloaded gun to school.

According to a letter sent home with students Tuesday, the gun was found in the Jackson K-8 School cafeteria during breakfast. A student informed a teacher that the gun was on the floor, and the teacher secured the weapon and took it to school police officers.

As a precaution, the building was placed on lockdown for approximately 90 minutes while school administrators conducted an investigation and identified the student as a first grader who had carried the gun in their book bag, Principal Sue Moyer said in the letter.

No students or staff were injured.

There was no immediate word on where the student got the gun or why they brought it to school. District administrators were unable to provide details due to the ongoing investigation.

Dr. Eric Holmes said via email Wednesday, "The district administration and district police department reviews all serious incidents to determine how we can enhance the safety and security provisions we have in place for our students and staff."

City police did not return abc27's call for comment.

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