ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - APS police are trying to discover how a first grade student obtained a loaded gun he allegedly brought to school Wednesday morning.
A teacher at Helen Cordero Elementary in southwest Albuquerque said a 7-year-old boy told her he had the gun in his backpack.
She said she looked and found a loaded 40-caliber glock.
APS sent a letter home to inform and reassure parents that students were OK.
“Seven years old, first grade, it doesn't appear that he meant to harm anyone. He didn't threaten anyone,” said Monica Armenta, APS communications director. “But all the same, there has to be some pretty strict consequences for something like this.”
The student may face long-term suspension and there could be other consequences, too.
The gun was tagged into evidence and a report was forwarded to the Juvenile Probation Parole Office.
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