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WCSO: Gun found on elementary school bus

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Walton County Sheriff's deputies are investigating after a gun was found on a school bus returning kids from Maude Saunders Elementary School.

According to the sheriff's office, the gun was reported to the school bus driver by a student on Friday, December 1. The student said they saw it in another child's bag.

The gun was a .32 caliber single action revolver with no ammunition.

The sheriff's office said a seven-year-old was carrying the weapon.

Authorities said they have no reason to believe the student had malicious intent when bringing the weapon to school.

“One of our main priorities as an agency is to protect the children in our county,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “However, we also pride ourselves in protecting families from humiliation and not invading the privacy of those affected by these occurrences.”

The incident is still under investigation and the deputies said the family has been made aware of the situation.

“At no time during this investigation did we believe there was a threat to the school or that an arrest was necessary,” said Adkinson.

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