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FL Teacher Given Loaded .22 Pistol in Gift Box

"The grandmother said she was unaware there was a gun in the gift box."

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:

WPBF-TV reports:

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.

Foxnews.com adds:

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.

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