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Published: Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 7:06 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
COLUMBUS — A handgun was taken from a 6-year-old kindergartner Friday morning at Columbus Africentric High School, a K-12 school in the city district.
School staff was advised by a caller that a student was walking in with what appeared to be a heavy object in his pants, according to a statement from the Columbus Police Division on Friday evening.
Staff encountered the student at the entry door and a handgun was quickly recovered from that student, according to police.
A CPD High School Resource Officer was advised about the incident and took the handgun.
GUN CONFISCATED FROM KINDERGARTNER:— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) January 11, 2019
Today 1/11/19 a 6yo boy was found w/a gun@Africentric School.
The child will not be charged because of his age. The investigation is ongoing.
*If you've taken the time to read this please take the time to make sure guns in your home are secure. pic.twitter.com/bDPAzBGDpf
The police division's Gun Crimes Unit is investigating.
The child will not be charged because of his age, according to police officials.