HISD: Loaded gun found in 9-year-old student's backpack

The gun was found in a 9-year-old student's backpack at Patterson Elementary in HISD Tuesday

October 29, 2013 3:30:22 PM PDT
A letter went home to parents of a Houston elementary school after a loaded gun was found in a student's backpack Tuesday.

It happened at Patterson Elementary School. According to a district statement, fellow students saw the gun and reported it to a teacher. The teacher then immediately confiscated the 9-year-old student's backpack, took it to the office and called HISD police.

Police investigated and learned the child brought the gun from home.

According to HISD, disciplinary action is being taken against the student. Aside from a letter that was sent to parents, they were also notified by phone.

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