Gun found at SAISD elementary school on fourth day of new school year

Student at Brackenridge Elementary School had gun in backpack, principal says

SAN ANTONIO – Four days into a new school year, a weapon was found Thursday at an elementary school in the San Antonio Independent School District.

According to a letter sent home to parents, a second-grade student at J.T. Brackenridge Elementary School brought a gun to school in a backpack and notified a teacher.

The teacher immediately seized the gun and alerted administration officials, the letter from principal Marco Morales said.

“It does not appear that the young student had any ill intentions. However, we take this type of incident very seriously and appropriate disciplinary action has been taken. We want to take this opportunity to ask that you please help us reinforce with your child the message that these types of items should never be brought to school, to help ensure the safety of all students,” the letter said.

The district’s police department is investigating.

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