Gun Found in Chester Elementary Student's Wheelchair

A teacher found a gun in a classroom at Chester Park Elementary School Thursday morning. The teacher realized a student in a wheelchair was sitting on a gun Thursday. The teacher lifted the student from the wheelchair and quietly removed the gun, then told the principal and school safety officer, who took the gun. The school system believes the student inadvertently took the gun to school.

“We have a clear procedure in place when a weapon is found.  The teacher, principal, School Safety Officer, and our district’s Chief of Security followed our procedure and ensured the situation was handled properly," said  Dr. Keith Callicutt, Interim Superintendent.  

School officials say no students were ever in danger. 

The Associated Press contributed to this story.