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Unloaded gun found in student's backpack at McNamara Elementary School

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HOUSTON – An unloaded gun was found in a student's backpack at McNamara Elementary School on Monday, according to school officials.

No students were harmed and police were notified.

The student was detained and authorities confiscated the weapon, officials said.

Parents were notified and the student who brought the gun to school is being disciplined per the Houston Independent School District's Code of Conduct.

Here is a statement from the school:

"McNamara Elementary Schools officials discovered an unloaded gun in a student’s backpack on Monday. Staff immediately notified HISD Police, detained the student, and confiscated the weapon. Thankfully, no students were harmed. Parents were notified, and the student who brought the gun to school is being disciplined per the HISD Code of Conduct. The safety of students and staff remains HISD’s top priority."

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