Second grader finds gun inside book bag at school

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- A gun belonging to a second grader's parents was found inside of the child's book bag at school Thursday.

According to a release from Dorchester District Two, the child found the gun and took it to the classroom teacher.

Officials said it happened about five minutes before dismissal time at Newington Elementary School.

Summerville Police were called to the school and investigated the incident Thursday night and Friday.

According to the release, the students and staff were never in danger.

Officials did not release whether or not the gun was loaded.

Police are still investigating.