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8-year-old takes gun to school in Syracuse

Syracuse, N.Y. (AP) - Police are trying to find out where a second-grader got the unloaded handgun he brought to his elementary school and showed to a friend in the lunchroom.

Syracuse City School District officials said the 8-year-old student brought the .22-caliber gun to McKinley-Brighton Elementary School on Tuesday.

They said he and a friend were playing with the gun in the lunchroom when a staff member spotted the weapon and took it away.

Officials say the gun was unloaded

Syracuse police were called and are investigating the incident.

No arrests have been announced.

A school district official says the district is reviewing its safety protocols.

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