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Lunch monitor finds gun in student’s bag at Long Island elementary school

Posted at 6:01 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 05:33:54-04

BALDWIN, NY — A lunch monitor at Meadow Elementary School in Baldwin found a gun in a 10-year-old student’s bag on Monday, police said.

The lunch monitor took the bag to the principal, who called police, officials said. The gun was loaded.

“The safety of our students and staff is always a top priority in the Baldwin School District,” a school spokesperson said. “Our staff was made aware of the occurrence, the police were notified and the situation was rectified immediately.”

The student was taken to the police precinct where he was custodialized and processed with his father present, police said.

The juvenile faces a charge of criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds.

Detectives believe the boy removed the gun from a relative’s home, police said.

The school was not evacuated at any point.