05 September 2010

Two elementary school students arrested for bringing gun to school

From the Baltimore Sun:
Two elementary school-age children were taken into juvenile custody Thursday morning after a handgun was found in a student's bookbag at a Northwest Baltimore school, according to city school officials.

City school police officers found the handgun at KIPP Ujima Village Academy, a public charter school serving grades five through eight, according to Michael Sarbanes, a city schools spokesman.

No one at the school was hurt, and the gun was not loaded, Sarbanes said.

Students reported seeing the gun early Thursday, and when school police conducted a search, they found the gun in a student's bookbag. It was later discovered that two students had brought the gun to school.

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