5 Year Old Florida boy drops loaded handgun inside pre-kindergarten class

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    5 Year Old Florida boy drops loaded handgun inside pre-kindergarten class

    (CNN) -- Florida police are trying to figure out how a 5-year-old boy came into possession of a loaded handgun that he dropped inside a pre-kindergarten class.

    A female pre-kindergarten teacher at Moseley Elementary School in Palatka was giving a music lesson Tuesday morning when she noticed the small, .22-caliber handgun fall out of the boy's pocket, Assistant Police Chief James Griffith said. The firearm did not go off, and no one was hurt.

    But the boy, along with the gun, were promptly brought to school administrators. They alerted school security and police at 9:25 a.m., having determined that there was no immediate danger to the school, which is in Palatka in northeastern Florida.

    "The boy is both initially a suspect in this thing, but also a victim," said Griffith. "This is very rare."

    The boy told authorities that he found the firearm inside the vehicle that he had come to school in -- one which Griffith said belonged to the youngster's stepfather. Neither the boy nor stepfather have been named, the assistant chief said, in order to protect the identity of the child, who is a minor.

    Police say they have no indication that the boy made any threats or showed the weapon to anyone during his 30 to 45 minutes in school before the incident.

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    Good grief! He was carrying without a holster.
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    I am of the opinion the 5 year old needs to have his CCW revoked until he completes a class and can prove he can handle a gun; dropping a loaded gun is out of the question!

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    Stepfather needs to wake up!
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    Lol wow school must have gotten pretty rough that they are packing at pre-k now. I'm very thankful no one was shot and I hope this doesn't ruin the boys future. The step father needs swats I think and his head examined.

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    I sincerely hope that this incident is followed up by LE and the owner of the handgun is charged under Florida statute. This time no one was injured but there cannot be a next time from the same individuals. School needs to have Eddie Eagle do a program there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    I sincerely hope that this incident is followed up by LE and the owner of the handgun is charged under Florida statute. This time no one was injured but there cannot be a next time from the same individuals. School needs to have Eddie Eagle do a program there.
    Yep. Eddie could have prevented this, but that means acknowledging to children that guns exist. Man, what a dilemma for the system!
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