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Kindergartner brings gun to school in backpack

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Posted at 7:16 AM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 07:16:46-05

A loaded handgun fell out of a kindergartner's backpack in a Florida charter school classroom, but it didn't fire and it is unclear how it got there.  

A Palm Beach County Sheriff's spokeswoman says the 6-year-old child's teacher at Somerset Academy Lakes Elementary School immediately picked up the gun after it fell yesterday -- and escorted the children out of the classroom.  

She said no students were endangered at the West Palm Beach School.  

The principal says the child didn't know how the gun got into the backpack and had no intention of bringing it to school.  

The investigation continues.