Hazelwood school accused of putting students, staff in danger after gun found

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by Lauren Trager / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 26 at 10:14 PM

 (KMOV) -- There were accusations that a local school district put students and staff in danger after a gun was discovered inside an elementary school. Some parents worry what exactly happened and why the school wasn’t put on lockdown after there was word a student had a gun.

It happened at Larimore Elementary School in North St. Louis County Friday.

All district leaders would tell News 4 in a statement is that an older, unloaded handgun had been found in a bathroom and that a student had been disciplined after an investigation.

But some people News 4 spoke with said they’re convinced the district is covering up mistakes in how the incident was handled.

When a News 4 crew went the elementary school but were told to get back from the property, even after they compiled, were pushed farther away by school officials.

A source very familiar with the school said administrators aren’t being truthful about what really happened and how they handled it.  Parents say they deserve to know.

“I don’t know what’s going on, I do have two little girls that go to the school,” said mom Nadiyah Brandon.

News 4 will continue to stay on top of this story and update when more information rolls into the news room.

Click here to find out what News 4’s Craig Cheatham discovered after he dug into state reports which exposed the number of weapon incidents Hazelwood has had in the past three years. 

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