Atlanta police: Child finds gun in backpack at school

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Atlanta police are investigating after a little girl found a gun in her backpack at school Thursday morning.

Officials told FOX 5 the KIPP STRIVE Primary School student found the weapon when she arrived to school Thursday, and immediately turned it over to her teacher. 

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KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools said no one was injured and the school notified authorities as soon as the incident happened.

Police responded to the scene around 9:45 a.m. 

"We are grateful for the student for notifying her teacher immediately," said Callie Hudak, Director of Marketing and Communications at KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools. 

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