7-Year-Old Carries Gun To Woodmore Elementary School

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Police said a seven-year-old carried a gun in his backpack to Woodmore Elementary School.

At approximately 3:20 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the school for a firearm on a school property call.  The administration of Woodmore Elementary reported to officers that the child carried a firearm onto school property.  

The gun was found in the backpack of the student and reported to school officials.  

Woodmore Elementary was placed on a brief lockdown as a result, but resumed normal activity once the child was removed from the premises.  

The firearm was not discharged and no one was injured.  The child was released to the parents shortly after police arrived.  

It is unknown, at this time, if charges will be filed. 

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