Loaded gun found at Newnan school

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Investigators in Coweta County are trying to determine how a loaded gun ended up in a student’s backpack at a Newnan elementary school.

The Coweta County School district said a boy at Atkinson Elementary School discovered the gun in his backpack when he went to pull his iPad out.

He told the teacher about the gun and the teacher gave the bag to the resource officer.

In a letter to parents, the principal stated the boy did not know the gun was in his backpack.