Shortly after 19 students were killed in a mass shooting at Rob Elementary School in Texas, school officials in Sacramento said they found a gun and a loaded magazine on the desk of a second-grader. According to ABC10Staff at Edward Campbell Elementary School began an investigation when students reported their guns.
“We are grateful that this incident did not result in a tragedy similar to today’s one in Texas’ Ubalade Rob Elementary, which is the experience of districts with today’s tragic and mindless mass shootings,” said a letter from the school district to parents. ABC10 Report
KCRA3A CNBC-affiliated television network reported that police were called to the school as soon as the incident was reported.
The report added that the school thanked the students for coming forward to report on the weapons.
The incident at a school in Texas was the eighth mass shooting this year and came 10 days after another 18-year-old African American killed 10 African Americans in a New York supermarket, according to news agency AFP.
Eighteen-year-old Salvador Ramos, who opened fire on young children at Rob Elementary School in Uvalade, was killed by police. Investigators later said Ramos was armed with a handgun, an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and a high-powered magazine.
Police say Ramos shot his grandmother before he left for school. He was a student at Uvalade High School before finding a job at Wendy’s Outlet.
His social media was full of photos of the gun he bought on his 18th birthday, citing state Senator Roland Guterres.
The incident has sparked controversy in the United States over stricter gun control laws.