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Kentucky police investigating gun found at school playground

November 20, 2019 GMT

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky are investigating how a gun ended up on an elementary school playground buried underneath mulch.

The Daily Independent reports the firearm was found by an Ashland, Kentucky, kindergarten student Tuesday morning. The child didn’t touch the gun. Ashland Independent Schools Superintendent Sean Howard said nobody was injured or in danger.

Howard said the student reported the weapon to teachers, who notified school leadership and police. Ashland Police said on Facebook that the students were immediately evacuated from the area. They’re still investigating who may have placed the gun on the school grounds.

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Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com