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Oak Forest Elementary parents concerned about gun incident

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Parents at Oak Forest Elementary school are concerned after a gun was found inside a 5th grade classroom. We're told one student brought the gun to school and another student helped him hide it. Parents say the incident happened earlier this month but they weren't notified until Monday.

An Oak Forest mother agreed to talk with us, but didn't want to be identified. She says on October 8, a student in her child's class brought a gun to school. The weapon was found inside the teacher's closet. The gun is inside that purple basket. (see attached picture)

We're told school officials were notified by students that there was a gun in the school but this weapon wasn't found until the end of the day.

Even more disturbing, parents say school officials never notified them about the incident.

We're told the student who brought the gun to school and the boy who allegedly helped him hide the weapon were both sent to an alternative school. However, parents say both boys are now back at Oak Forest.

We contacted the Jackson Public School district about this incident. They confirmed that a gun was found inside the school but it was only a BB gun.

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