WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A gun fell out of a kindergartner’s backpack in a Florida charter school classroom, but it didn’t fire and it is unclear how it got there.
Somerset Academy Lakes Elementary spokeswoman Lynn Norman-Teck said the child’s teacher immediately picked up the gun after it fell Thursday morning and no students were endangered.
Principal Clint Duvo said in a statement the child didn’t know how the gun got into the backpack and had no intention of bringing it to school.
Norman-Teck did not know whether the gun was loaded. Palm Beach County sheriff’s detectives are investigating.
The school opened in 2016. Somerset Academy is a large charter school company with sites throughout Florida.
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