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Fourth Grader Brings Unloaded Gun To School
Updated January 13, 2016 6:13 AM
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(JOHNSON CO.) - A fourth-grader brought a handgun to a Johnson County elementary school on Tuesday, and fellow students alerted a teacher.

No shots were fired and no threats were made, according to a letter Clark-Pleasant posted to parents on its website. The child was taken into police custody.

The student brought the .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun to Break-O-Day School on Sawmill Road in New Whiteland on Tuesday. The gun was not loaded and the clip was left at the child's home, according to the school's letter.

The student showed the weapon to other students, and at least one of them told the teacher.

Indiana law says that students who bring a firearm to school must be expelled for one year.

"We are greatly appreciative to the child who brought the information forward and we ask that you please take this opportunity to remind your children about the dangers of weapons and discuss the importance of reporting situations like this to school staff," superintendent Patrick Spray wrote in the letter to parents. "Every individual has a part in keeping our schools and community safe."

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