School officials: Student at elementary school finds gun in backpack

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Dorchester District 2 school officials say a student at an elementary school in Summerville found a gun in their backpack.

According to school officials, a second grade student at Newington Elementary school found the gun in their backpack and immediately handed it to the classroom teacher. DD2 officials say the student found the gun on Thursday, five minutes before school dismissal.

Pat Raynor with DD2 says there is no indication that the child knew the gun was in the backpack.

Raynor says it's believed the weapon belonged to one of the child's parents.

DD2 officials says the incident is being investigated by the Summerville Police Department and the district.

According to school officials, there was no danger posed to students or staff.

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