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South Sacramento 2nd Grader Brings Gun, Magazine To Campus

A 2nd grader from a South Sacramento elementary school brought a gun with a loaded magazine to campus, according to district officials with Sacramento City Unified. The unidentified student is from Edward Kemble Elementary School, which is located in the Meadowview neighborhood. The investigation of the incident is being conducted by the Sacramento Police Department. Staff at Kemble were alerted to the weapon by another student, who said they saw the weapon and ammunition inside of the desk of the student.

This incident unfolding on Tuesday, the same afternoon of the deadly massacre in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 students dead at Robb Elementary School. The district sent an email Tuesday night to Kemble families, saying "We are grateful that this incident did not result in a tragedy such as those that districts have experienced, including today’s tragic and senseless mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. This is due in large part to the bravery and awareness of the students who came forward and alerted staff at Kemble today. As you hug your child tighter tonight, we encourage you to remind them that when they see a threat or a potentially dangerous situation, they must tell a trusted member of their school community.”

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