8th grader brings gun to school

September 9, 2008 8:22:35 PM PDT
An 8th grade boy at the Gideon School in Strawberry Mansion was suspended Tuesday for bringing a handgun to school. The discovery was made shortly before 1pm.

School officials say the boy shared that he had a gun in his backpack with fellow students earlier in the day.

One of those students notified an administrator who pulled the boy to the side, searched his backpack, and found an unloaded 25-caliber handgun.

The boy was turned over to police.

Letters were sent home with students about the incident and the boy faces expulsion.

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