Child brings loaded gun to elementary school in Monroe

MONROE (AP) — Police in Monroe say an 8-year-old student brought a loaded .22-caliber pistol to his elementary school.

The News-Star reported the incident was reported at about 8:15 a.m. Monday at Madison James Foster Elementary School.

Police Sgt. Mark Johnson said school officials found the gun in the boy's book bag after receiving a tip.

Police took the child into custody and later released him to his parents.

Johnson said nobody at the school was ever in danger.