Teacher confiscates loaded gun from fourth-grader at Cleveland school

Cleveland Police have the student in custody

Teacher confiscates loaded gun from fourth-grader at Cleveland school
(Source: KFVS)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - School officials seized a loaded gun from a student at St. Francis School in Cleveland Thursday morning.

According to the Cleveland Diocese, school administration was informed that a fourth grade student brought a gun to school in his backpack.

A teacher immediately confiscated the student’s backpack after learning of the contents.

Police responded to the school and removed the student from the building during the investigation.

“The Cleveland police do not, at this time, believe there was any intent to cause harm to anyone,” according to a statement from the Cleveland Diocese.

Police and school administrators have made contact with the student’s parent.

“Officials at the school work diligently to ensure that the safety of the St. Francis school community is a top priority.”

St. Francis School is located on Myron Avenue on Cleveland’s East side.

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