Posted on December 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Wednesday, Dec 18 at 7:34 AM
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- Police in St. Joseph have questioned the parents of a 7-year-old boy who brought a loaded handgun to school.
KQTV reports a staff member saw the firearm as the boy was showing it to friends Tuesday at Lindbergh Elementary School.
A spokesman for the northwest Missouri school district says the boy did not threaten anyone. Administrators confiscated the gun, and the child was sent home with a parent.
Police would not comment on possible charges while their investigation continued. The school district's policies allow for the pupil to be suspended for up to 10 days.