Loaded gun found by students on Haley Elementary School playground, letter says

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Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 4:49 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - According to a letter sent to parents, a loaded gun was found on an elementary school playground during recess on Wednesday.

A parent sent Fort Wayne’s NBC News a copy of the letter from Haley Elementary School Principal Brian Howard. The letter says first-grade students alerted adults that a gun was found on the playground during recess. He says the gun was immediately secured by school staff.

A Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) spokesperson says the gun was loaded and was brought to school by a student there. She says they will follow the FWCS code of conduct in addressing consequences for the student.

It is the second time in less than a week that a gun was found at an FWCS school. On Thursday, Sept. 22, FWCS said a gun was confiscated from a student at Wayne High School. They said that no direct threat was made to students or staff members.

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