Police: Gun found inside child's backpack at school

Police in Marietta are investigating after a child brought a gun to school.

It happened at the Center for Early Education at the First Baptist Church in Marietta. School officials called police after a handgun was found inside a student’s backpack.

Officials at the school were able to safely stow the firearm until police arrived and there were no injuries.

Investigators believe the child was not aware the gun was inside the bag.

Marietta Police are investigating along with the Division of Family and Children Services.