Bedford Elementary student suspended over .45 pistol in backpack
A Bedford Elementary School student was suspended Monday after a teacher saw an unloaded gun fall out of the student's backpack.
The teacher confiscated the .45-caliber handgun and immediately notified the school resource officer and administrators, said school spokesman Ryan Edwards.
The resource officer took the student into custody. The child did not have ammunition.
The student's name, gender, age and grade are not being released to protect the student's identity, Edwards said. The school teaches children in the third through sixth grades.
Edwards did not know why the student brought the gun to school, but said he did not believe the student meant to hurt anyone.
"The mere fact that no ammunition was present is a clear indication that there was no intent of bodily harm," he said.
The student has been suspended at least until a hearing can be held to discuss further disciplinary action.
Bedford police are investigating.
-- Amanda Codispoti