2nd-grader brings gun to school

A second-grade pupil was suspended from Gracewood Elementary today after a teacher discovered a 9mm handgun in his backpack.

The child showed the handgun to a friend who then told a teacher, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Investigator Tess Alexander-Brunson. The gun was not loaded and there was no magazine inside, Investigator Alexander-Brunson said. The child took the gun from his parent.

The Sheriff’s Office is not pursuing charges against the adults, police said.

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