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Lockdown at Broward elementary school after gun found in student’s backpack

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**Update: Authorities are reporting that the child’s father admitted to accidentally putting the loaded gun in the child’s backpack. Charges are pending against the father. 

LAUDERDALE LAKES, FL– Park Lakes Elementary School was put on a lockdown after receiving reports that a student brought a gun on campus. 

The incident occurred before 9:30 a.m. at the school located 

According to the report, the gun was found in the student’s bookbag and a school security staff took custody of it.

Principal, Rhonda Parris, sent a message to parents about the incident:

“This morning, our security team safely confiscated a loaded weapon that was found inside a student’s backpack. I want to assure you this situation did not involve any threats toward our school and all students are safe,” Parris said. “In an abundance of caution, our school is on lockdown as we continue to work with the Broward Sheriff’s Office regarding this matter.” 

It was not said how the student came to be in possession of the gun or if there will be any charges filed.