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Gun found in Lawrence Twp. elementary student's backpack after 'parent's error,' school said

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Posted at 8:08 AM, Mar 09, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS — A letter was sent to parents and guardians in Lawrence Township after a firearm was found in a student’s backpack at an elementary school.

According to the school corporation, the incident occurred Tuesday at Mary Castle Elementary.

A firearm was found in a student’s backpack and it was traced to “parent’s error”.

According to a statement, the child’s parent put the gun in the bag on Monday when they were unable to enter an unnamed facility with it. The gun was forgotten about and left in the child’s backpack when they went to school Tuesday.

Another parent whose child told them alerted the school.

According to their statement, the school district says it is “utilizing both legal recourse and social services to address the issue.”