Gun magazine and ammunition found in 5-year-old student’s backpack at New York school, officials say


A gun magazine and ammunition were found in the backpack of a 5-year-old student. At an elementary school in Syracuse, New York, on Monday, officials said.

The incident happened at Porter Elementary School. Said a spokesperson for the Syracuse City School District. Who shared a statement from police on Tuesday.

Gun magazine and ammunition found in 5-year-old student's backpack at New York school, officials say (2)

And ammunition in their backpack,” the statement said. “Now, it appears that the student had no knowledge of the presence of such materials. The investigation is very active and ongoing. There was no gun, just a magazine and ammunition.” Police said the student was a kindergartner.

The spokeswoman did not respond to questions. about who was responsible for placing the. Items in the student’s backpack or whether the student was there. Police could not immediately be reached for extra comment Tuesday. A person who answered the phone at Porter Elementary declined to comment Tuesday.

Last month, at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News. Virginia, a 6-year-old student shot her first-grade teacher while she was teaching class. Officials said.

Since the shooting, schools and school districts have seen declines, including leadership changes. The district also said at least one metal detector will be provided in each school.

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