PEABODY (CBS) – Police are investigating how a child brought a loaded gun to daycare in his backpack Friday morning.
Peabody Police received a call from Little Sprouts Early Education and Child Care on 71st Avenue to report that staff found a handgun inside a child’s backpack.READ MORE: Westford Academy To Change 'Grey Ghost' Mascot After Complaints
Police said the Smith and Wesson gun was loaded and the safety catch was on. The gun was owned by the child’s father, who was licensed in a neighboring town. Police took possession of the gun.READ MORE: More Than 1,200 Mass. Kids Test Positive For COVID-19 This Week
Peabody Police notified the Department of Children and Families and said that charges would be filed with Peabody District Court, but didn’t say what the charges would be.MORE NEWS: 7-Year-Old Girl Grazed By Bullet On Talbot Ave. In Dorchester
Police did not say how the gun ended up in the backpack.