Gun Found in 7-Year-Old's Backpack at Queens School

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A handgun has been found in the backpack of a 7-year-old Queens elementary school student, police said.

The student attends Wave Preparatory Elementary School in Far Rockaway.

The incident happened around 10 a.m. today. Authorities say the school was placed on lock down after the gun was discovered.

Police did not say if it was loaded. They're investigating.

The gun was found by a school safety guard.

With the Associated Press