Gun seized from 6-year-old kindergartner walking into Ohio school

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Courtesy: Columbus Division of Police via Facebook

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police are investigating after officers confiscated a gun that a kindergartner brought to school.

Columbus Division of Police said on Facebook that a 6-year-old boy brought the gun to Columbus Africentric Early College K-12 on Friday.

School staff were reportedly alerted by a caller that a student was entering the building with “what appeared to be a heavy object in their pants.”

Officials confronted the child near the school’s entrance and quickly recovered a handgun from him.

CPD’s Gun Crimes Unit is investigating the situation and due to his age, the child will not be charged.

However, police remind residents to take time to make sure guns in the home are properly secured for your safety and the safety of others.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.