Police: Gun found in student's backpack

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) Police say a  2nd grader had a loaded gun in his backpack.

It happened earlier today at Grover Cleveland Mastery Charter in n the city's Tioga-Nicetown section.

According to police, the 8- year-old's dad was taking him to school. His dad is licensed to carry a gun and he  legally owns it and police say the boy is trained in gun safety. The dad was rushing to catch the trash truck and threw the gun in the backpack so he wasn't running with it, according to authorities.  Police say he forgot it was there and dropped his son off at school.

When the boy noticed the gun in his backpack, he turned it into a teacher. No one was hurt and no charges have been filed.

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