INDIANAPOLIS — The Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township cited an "adult error" as the reason an elementary student had a gun in their backpack.
On Tuesday, a student at Mary Castle Elementary School, located at 8502 E. 82nd St., unknowingly brought a gun to school in their backpack, a spokesperson with the district told 13News.
The spokesperson called the incident an "adult error" after a parent put the gun in the child's backpack when the parent wasn't allowed to take the gun into another facility on Monday.
The student then unknowingly brought the gun to school in their backpack the following day.
The school district said it's utilizing both legal recourse and social services to address the issue.
In a message to families, the principal wrote:
“As with all matters of student safety, we take this very seriously. Our school is utilizing both district disciplinary recourse as well as engaging social services. I am grateful to the student(s) who reported the weapon to their parents, recognizing it as a threat to the safety of our school community. We encourage all students to speak to an adult if ever a situation exists that could potentially place them or others in danger.”