Elementary student arrested for having gun in school

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A 7th grader at Mt. Airy Elementary School in the Cincinnati Public School system was arrested Monday afternoon for having a gun in school.

An empty .22 caliber clip was found on school grounds.  School officials did a search and a student admitted to having a handgun in a bookbag.

Cincinnati Public Schools spokeswoman Janet Walsh says the gun was not loaded and not operable.

The student was arrested and faces expulsion.

A note will be going home to parents on Tuesday regarding the incident.

School officials are not sure where the gun came from. They say it did not come from home.

FOX19 will continue to update the story as details become available.

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