Loaded handgun found in backpack of 7-year-old boy at Queens school

Posted at 3:46 PM, Jan 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-17 16:22:18-05

Police outside Wave Elementary Thursday afternoon (Joe Mauceri/PIX11)

A 7-year-old boy brought a loaded gun to a public school in Queens Thursday, authorities said.

The second-grader had the .22 caliber handgun in his backpack, authorities said. The school, Wave Preparatory School  in Far Rockaway, went into lockdown for an hour around 10 a.m.

It’s not clear whether the child knew the gun was in his backpack.  Parents at the school were very upset, as they say they were not notified prior to picking up their kids.

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