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Corrections officer’s daughter brings loaded weapon to school

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A school in Illinois was locked down after the daughter of a Cook County Corrections Officer brought a loaded firearm to school.

The incident took place on Wednesday morning, after a teacher heard a commotion and saw a fourth grader holding a firearm.

Confronting the student, the teacher swiftly grabbed the firearm and wrestled it away from the 10-year-old girl.

“She had students telling her that the student had a gun, and she found the student in the hallway and took the gun from her,” Richton Park Police Chief Demitrious C. Cook.

According to ABC7, the little girl, who was taken into custody, is the daughter of a local corrections officer.

While the situation was handled quickly and without incident, it still left some parents very uneasy.

“I was pretty uneasy because with everything going on in the world and all these mass shootings and stuff, you never want your kid to be in that position or be frightened,” said Miya Smit, parent of a student at the school.

The firearm was confirmed to belong to the girl’s mother, who works for Cook County.

The young girl has not been charged with any crime and has been sent to the hospital for evaluation.


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