Handgun confiscated from kindergartner at school in Columbus, police say

A handgun was taken from a 6-year-old kindergartner Friday morning at Columbus Africentric High School, a K-12 school in the city district.

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School staff was advised by a caller that a student was walking in with what appeared to be a heavy object in his pants, according to a statement from the Columbus Police Division on Friday evening. 

Staff encountered the student at the entry door and a handgun was quickly recovered from that student, according to police. 

A CPD High School Resource Officer was advised about the incident and took the handgun. 

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The police division's Gun Crimes Unit is investigating. 

The child will not be charged because of his age, according to police officials. 

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