Ruth Hill Elementary

A Georgia community is on edge after a fourth grade student brought a loaded gun to his elementary school, police said.

NEWNAN, Georgia (Meredith) -- A Georgia community is on edge after a fourth grade student brought a loaded gun to his elementary school, police said.

The incident happened at Ruth Hill Elementary School in Newnan, Georgia, about 45 minutes southeast of Atlanta.

According to police, no one knew the student had a loaded 380-caliber pistol at school all day until the child told his bus driver about the weapon on the ride home.

Parents told CBS46 they felt their children were in danger.

"Everything that’s going on, these little kids take [guns] to school with a mission to have an agenda," parent Jessica Jackson told CBS46. "My child is not gonna be a part of that."

The school sent a letter home to parents informing them about the situation, stating that the student with the gun did not make any threats.

Police said they do not believe the student was trying to scare other students or staff but are investigating why the child had the gun.

Police have not said if the student's parents will face any charges. It is unclear if the school will punish the student.

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