SAN RAMON (KRON) — Police are investigating an incident involving an 8-year-old bringing a firearm to school Wednesday.
The San Ramon Police Department acknowledged the incident on Twitter at around 4 p.m.
Here is an e-mail to parents from the school:
Thanks to proactive communication from students and parents, San Ramon Police are investigating a report of a ____________Elementary School 3rd grade student bringing a gun to campus Tuesday in his backpack and showing it to a classmate. Fortunately, the classmate did the right thing and reported it to a parent, who in turn contacted school administration. The school contacted police who immediately began an investigation. The police investigation is ongoing, including details on how the student obtained the gun and whether or not it was loaded at school.
According to the police investigation, the gun was never brandished or used to threaten another student. If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the San Ramon Police Department at 925-973-2779.
The student will face appropriate disciplinary action. Please know that the safety of our students, staff and families is our top priority.
Please take some time to remind your student that weapons, of any kind, are strictly prohibited on our campus. Please help us share the message that “if you see something, or know something, say something.”
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And here is the full statement from police:
On Wednesday, October 25th, San Ramon Valley Unified School District personnel notified the San Ramon Police Department of an incident that occurred at Twin Creeks Elementary School on October 24th, 2017.
On the evening of October 24th, a student from Twin Creeks Elementary School reported to his parents that he witnessed another student in possession of a firearm on school grounds earlier in the day. The student reported seeing the firearm in the other student’s backpack.
After receiving this information, Officers from the San Ramon Police Department contacted the eight year old third grader and his parents at their residence in San Ramon. The firearm in question was located within the student’s backpack. At the time the firearm was located, it was loaded with a magazine containing 9mm ammunition.
As of this time, there are no reports of the student threatening any other students or staff, brandishing the firearm, or threats involving the use of the firearm.
The investigation is still ongoing and more details will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. It should be noted that no additional firearms were located within the residence and the school is taking the appropriate action.
The San Ramon Police Department would like to remind everybody to speak with their children about firearms safety and reporting suspicious activities right away. Also, firearms safety applies to everybody. Failing to properly store a firearm that is accessible to a child is a criminal offense.
If you have any information about this investigation please contact our dispatch center at 925-973-2779
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SRPD currently investigating the incident involving the 8 year old who brought a firearm to school. More info to be released later.
— San Ramon Police (@sanramonpolice) October 25, 2017
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