ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Public School officials say a first grade student has been suspended after a loaded gun was found in his backpack.
KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1dI6MCO) the incident occurred Wednesday morning [auth] at Helen Cordero Elementary School.
The 7-year-old student reportedly told a friend and a teacher he had a weapon in his backpack.
The teacher looked in the backpack and found a loaded semi-automatic Glock.
School officials say the student didn’t indicate that he was going to use the gun and it’s unclear how he got the weapon.
They say a letter was sent home to parents of students, saying the boy could face long term suspension or expulsion as well as legal action.
The name of the boy wasn’t released.