A Florida teacher was most likely touched when a student and his grandmother delivered an end-of-the-year gift of toiletry items. But she was equally as shocked when she opened the box at home and found a loaded .22 pistol:
Nat Harrington, spokesman for the School District of Palm Beach County, said the Allamanda Elementary School student unintentionally gave a teacher a gift in a box that also contained a handgun.
Harrington said a preliminary investigation revealed that the student's grandmother gave the teacher a box of toiletry items as an end-of-year gift, but she didn't know a gun was in the box.
The teacher received the box in the school parking lot, and the student never had possession of the gun, Harrington said.
According to a report from the Palm Beach County School District, the eight-year-old student's grandmother gave the Allamanda Elementary School teacher a gift of a box of toiletries while in the parking lot at the Palm Beach Gardens school on Tuesday afternoon.
However, after opening the present when she arrived home the teacher found a loaded .22-caliber handgun at the bottom of the box.
The grandmother said she was unaware there was a gun in the gift box.
The school district sent out a statement earlier Wednesday saying they were investigating whether the student had placed the gun in the box.