Seven-year-old brings loaded gun to St. Joseph elementary school

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Police in St. Joseph have questioned the parents of a 7-year-old boy who brought a loaded handgun to school.

KQTV reports  staff member saw the firearm as the boy was showing it to friends Tuesday at Lindbergh Elementary School.

A spokesman for the northwest Missouri school district says the boy did not threaten anyone. Administrators confiscated the gun, and the child was sent home with a parent.

Police would not comment on possible charges while their investigation continued. The school district's policies allow for the pupil to be suspended for up to 10 days.

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