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Cops: Fifth-grader brought gun to school, had list of names

CBS Detroit/Sascha Burkard

KINGSLEY, Mich. - Authorities say a fifth-grade boy found with a loaded pistol at a middle school in northern Michigan had created a list of classmates' names.

The title of the list, found on the back of a homework assignment belonging to the boy, suggested he wanted to harm those whose names had been written down, according to reports. The boy, however, told authorities he didn't intend to hurt anyone when he brought the weapon to school on Monday in Kingsley.

Authorities said the boy told them he took the .25-caliber pistol from his grandfather's house on Friday and brought it to school in the waistband of his pants after the weekend. Reports state there was one round in the gun but it was the wrong size.

The Grand Traverse County sheriff's department says another student at Kingsley Middle School told a teacher the boy had the gun Monday afternoon. No one was injured.

The student has been suspended for 10 days. He could face charges and be expelled.