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Police: Chesterfield elementary student finds gun on school playground

Posted at 4:33 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 18:38:27-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Chesterfield Police are investigating after an elementary school student found a handgun on a school playground Thursday afternoon.

The incident occurred at Salem Church Elementary School during fifth grade recess.

Police say the student found the unloaded gun on the playground then alerted a teacher which led to police being called to the school.

No one was injured during the incident.

School officials alerted parents about the incident in a recorded phone message.

Police say the incident remains under investigation.

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