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Boy, 10, Takes Shotgun To School

February 1, 1989

OLPE, Kan. (AP) _ A 10-year-old boy brought a loaded shotgun into St. Joseph’s Catholic School on Wednesday, but two teachers and a custodian talked him into giving them the weapon, officials said.

The child was being in juvenile detention at the county jail in Emporia, Lyon County Sheriff Clifford Hacker said.

Deputy Gary Sadowski said no shots were fired.

“The juvenile confronted two teachers and a custodian with the shotgun,” Sadowski said. “During the confrontation, the two teachers and the custodian were able to talk the juvenile into surrendering the shotgun to them.”

Sadowski said it appeared the incident was related to a problem the boy had with another student. The other student was never confronted, the deputy said.

He said the sheriff’s office sent four officers to the school, in an east- central Kansas community of about 500 people, about 10 miles south of Emporia.

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