Student brings gun to Jonesboro elementary school

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in Jonesboro say a student brought a loaded gun to Westside Elementary School, but no one was hurt and a teacher quickly took the weapon away from the student.

Westside Superintendent James Best says a student told a teacher at about 7:55 a.m. Monday that another student brought a gun to school. Best says the teacher confronted the student and obtained the gun in less than five minutes.

Best says the school did not go into lockdown because the incident was quickly controlled.

The Craighead County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Information from: KAIT-TV,

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