5-year-old Stafford student accidentally brings gun to school, deputies say

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STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Charges are pending against a firearm owner after the weapon was accidentally brought to a Stafford County school by a 5-year-old student.

According to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, deputies learned from an administrator at Anne. E. Moncure Elementary School that a student had brought a gun to school.

“The weapon was discovered inside the student’s backpack during class and it was confiscated by staff,” deputies said in a statement. “The Sheriff’s Office responded and seized the firearm.”

Deputies add the student “inadvertently” grabbed an adult’s backpack from the vehicle he was in instead of his own during drop-off.

All parties were cooperative with the investigation, deputies added.

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