A handgun found in a restroom at an elementary school in the Lake Wylie area of Mecklenburg County was brought in by a 5-year-old, officials said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools tells FOX 46 Charlotte that the weapon was found in a hallway restroom  at Palisades Park Elementary School by a group of children during morning arrival on Tuesday. They said the children saw the gun on the floor and ran to tell a staff member.

The gun had rounds in the magazine, not in the chamber and was brought to school by a 5-year-old boy, CMS Police tells FOX 46 Charlotte. “Safety protocols were immediately implemented and CMS law enforcement was notified,” CMS said in a statement to parents. The boy told police that someone put the gun in his book bag. Authorities said they do not believe he intended to use the gun at school. READ MORE