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4th grader found with gun at metro Phoenix charter school

Aug 25, 2022, 5:12 PM | Updated: Aug 26, 2022, 4:51 pm

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PHOENIX — A fourth-grader was found with a gun Thursday at a metro Phoenix charter school, authorities said.

Randy Brice, Queen Creek police chief, said a student at Legacy Traditional School’s Queen Creek campus told his parents about the child with a gun.

The parents then reported the information to the school.

Officers responded to the school near Ironwood Drive and Pima Road and confiscated the weapon at about 8:20 a.m.

“We’re really excited that the student involved in this was brave enough to say something,” Brice said.

The confiscated weapon was a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun, Brice said. The gun was loaded but additional steps would have needed for it to fire.

Extra officers stayed at the school throughout the day as the investigation continued.

The case will be submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for charging considerations.

No other information was immediately available.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Griselda Zetino contributed to this report.

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4th grader found with gun at metro Phoenix charter school