Fourth grader brings loaded gun to Fremont elementary school

(Fremont, NE) -- An investigation is underway after a 4th grader brought a loaded gun to a Fremont school.

Fremont Police say the gun was found in the student's backpack at Milliken Park Elementary Thursday morning. Associate Superintendent of Fremont Public Schools, Dr. Brad Dahl, released the following statement after the gun was found: “Thank you to the teacher that reported this incident. The protocol we have in place worked. A staff member noticed something out of the ordinary with several students gathered around and intervened immediately. The Fremont Police were called, responded and began their investigation.”

Investigators say officers were called to the school after a teacher reported that the student brought the gun to school. The school district and police say no students or staff were threatened during the incident, with district leaders saying the child brought the gun to show others.

The investigation is ongoing.

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