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Florida Pre-K Student Brings Gun To Class

PALATKA, Fla. (CBS4) – Most pre-kindergarten students bring stuffed animals or toys to school, but a North Florida pre-K student has been suspended from school after authorities say he brought a loaded gun into his classroom.

Palatka police say they're investigating how the 5-year-old obtained the weapon. A teacher at Moseley Elementary School was giving a music lesson when the 22-caliber pistol fell out of the child's pocket.

The child told authorities he found the gun in a vehicle belonging to his stepfather.

No injuries were reported.

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