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New Jersey Elementary School Student Allegedly Brings Gun To School

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Generic Handgun File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

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BRANCHBURG, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities said a New Jersey sixth-grader brought an unloaded gun to school.

Authorities said another student saw the boy remove the weapon from his book bag on a school bus on their way to Central Middle School Wednesday.

Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Jack Bennett told The Courier News of Bridgewater the other student texted her mother, who alerted school authorities.

Police were waiting when the bus pulled in.

Bennett said no threats were made to any of the students.

The boy’s name was not released because he’s a juvenile.

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