A firearm and a loaded magazine were found in the desk of a second-grader at a Sacramento school after other students alerted staff that a classmate had brought a gun, said officials.
The incident happened Tuesday at Edward Kemble Elementary School, the City of Sacramento Unified School District said in a statement to families.
Staff called police “who secured the weapon and opened an investigation,” the statement said.
“We are grateful that this incident did not result in a tragedy such as those the districts have experienced, including today’s tragic and senseless mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas,” said the district. “This is largely due to the courage and awareness of the students who came forward and alerted Kemble staff today.”
In Texas, an 18-year-old gunman shot and killed 19 children and two teachers before law enforcement killed him.
The Sacramento School District said the incident involving the second-grader was a reminder of the importance of “seeing something, saying something.”
A phone message requesting further information was left Wednesday at the Sacramento Police Department’s information office.
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