PHILADELPHIA - A 7-year-old boy alerted a teacher Thursday after
finding a loaded gun in his backpack at a Philadelphia elementary
school, police said.
Officials at Universal Samuel Daroff
Charter School told police that the boy was putting a folder in his bag
during an after-school program and noticed the gun. The principal said
staff immediately took the backpack and called police.
Walker said police are conducting interviews with family members and
reviewing surveillance video to figure out how the gun got into the bag.
said the gun was a .38-caliber handgun loaded with five rounds of
ammunition. The boy said he had his backpack with him in the classroom
the entire day.
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