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UPDATE: School placed on lock down after 7-year-old brings loaded gun

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UPDATE: Chattanooga police were called to Woodmore Elementary on Wednesday around 3 p.m., after it was discovered a 2nd grader brought a gun to school.

Police tell Channel 3 the firearm was found in the backpack of the student and reported to school officials and immediately the school went into their lockdown procedure

The firearm was not discharged and no one was injured, but administrators say this is a zero tolerance issue and the 2nd grader has been suspended for the immediate future.

Parents were upset and concerned over not receiving any type of notification, but the school system tells Channel 3 it was simply a timing issue because it happened so close to the end of the day.

The child was released to the parents and it is unknown, at this time, if charges will be filed. 

The investigation is ongoing. Stay with Channel 3 and WRCBtv.com for more information.


 

Woodmore Elementary School in Hamilton County was placed on lockdown on Wednesday afternoon following the report of a gun on campus.

A spokesperson for the Chattanooga Police Department tells Channel 3 Eyewitness News that a 7-year-old student brought a loaded weapon to school. 

At some point an administrator was made aware of the gun or saw the gun. At that time police were called and the school was placed on lockdown as part of standard procedure.

Stay with Channel 3 for continuing coverage of this developing story.

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