David Chang

Second-Grade Student Finds Loaded Gun in Bag at Philly School

A young boy found his father’s loaded gun inside his book bag while in school.

The boy’s father, who works as a security guard and has a permit to carry, told police he was rushing to put out the trash Wednesday morning and placed his gun inside his son’s bag but forgot that he put it there. He then dropped his son off at Grover Cleveland Mastery Charter School in the Tioga section of Philadelphia.

The boy, who is a second-grade student, was in class when he discovered the weapon inside his bag. The boy told his teacher who removed the gun and notified police. No one was hurt during the incident. Officials at the school later sent a letter notifying parents.

Police told NBC10 the entire ordeal appears to be a “bad mistake” but no charges will be filed.

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