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Gee, thanks, kid

It's the end of the school year, a time when appreciative students give their favorite teachers thank-you gifts for the year gone by.

Things like, books, coffee cups, gift cards and ... guns?

The Palm Beach Post reports that one Palm Beach Gardens elementary teacher received a loaded .22-caliber handgun from a student on Tuesday. An initial investigation suggests that the student handed a gift box of toiletries that also included the weapon outside the school. The child's grandmother said she was unaware that the gun was included.

Any suggestions for appropriate year-end gifts as the school year winds down? Teachers, what's been your most memorable one? 

[Last modified: Thursday, June 2, 2011 6:13am]


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