A 5-year-old boy from Virginia brought a gun to school after grabbing an adult’s backpack by mistake, authorities said.
The boy pulled out the weapon from the bag during class at Anne E. Moncure Elementary School in Stafford on Thursday, the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
School staff immediately confiscated the firearm and called the sheriff’s office.
An investigation revealed the boy had accidentally grabbed an adult’s backpack — which had the gun inside — before he was dropped off at school.
The sheriff’s office said charges against the gun owner are pending.
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