West Palm Beach Grandmother Gives 8-Year-Old's Teacher a Loaded Gun -- as a Gift
Apparently elementary school teachers don't like getting loaded guns as presents from their 8-year-old students or their students' grandmothers.
Regardless, that's what Palm Beach County School District officials are saying happened at Allamanda Elementary School in Palm Beach Gardens.
The kid even knows a thing or two about present-giving etiquette:
District officials say that the .22-caliber handgun was packed into a gift box the student's grandmother gave the teacher in the school parking lot.
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The teacher didn't even notice the gesture until getting home and opening the box but apparently wasn't prepared to accept such a gift.
That's when the school district and police were notified, and they are now looking into the loaded present.
The teacher was never hurt or threatened by the 8-year-old kid, according to district spokesperson Nat Harrington.
Update: The district has clarified that the child's grandmother gave the gun box to the teacher. An earlier version of this post stated the kid had gifted the gun.
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