Police charge 10-year-old accused of bringing loaded gun to school

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BALDWIN -

The 10-year-old boy who police say brought a loaded handgun to his Baldwin school Monday has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

Police say the fourth-grader had the .40-caliber pistol in his backpack and that a Meadow Elementary School lunch monitor noticed the boy showing it off to his friends.

They say there was one bullet in the chamber and several more in the magazine.

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Officials say they believe the boy got the gun from a relative's home.

The student is due back in family court next month.

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