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Gun seized from backpack of student at Springfield school

August 22, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have confiscated an unloaded handgun from the backpack of a student at a Springfield high school.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the weapon was seized Tuesday after officials at Kickapoo High School received a tip.

Springfield school district spokesman Stephen Hall says the student had no ammunition, and the weapon wasn’t presented in a “threatening manner.” He said he had no information about why the student had the weapon at school. An investigation is ongoing.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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