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Harnett Third-Grader In Trouble For Carrying Gun In Backpack

Posted April 2, 2004 11:32 a.m. EST

— A third-grade girl from Harnett County is in trouble for carrying a gun in her backpack.

The incident happened Wednesday at Shawtown Elementary in Lillington.

Investigators say the girl carried the unloaded gun in her backpack all day.

A bus driver found the weapon after hearing rumors from other students. The girl was escorted off the bus and the principal called police.

The case is under investigation.