Friday, September 21, 2018
Education

Gun falls out of Florida kindergartner’s backpack in class

WEST PALM BEACH ó A gun fell out of a kindergartnerís backpack in a Florida charter school classroom, but it didnít fire and it is unclear how it got there.

Somerset Academy Lakes Elementary spokeswoman Lynn Norman-Teck said the childís teacher immediately picked up the gun after it fell Thursday morning and no students were endangered.

Principal Clint Duvo informed parents about the incident on the West Palm Beach schoolís Facebook page. He wrote that the child didnít 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 sheriffís detectives are investigating.

The school opened in 2016. Somerset Academy is a large charter school company with sites throughout Florida.

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