SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) -- Police say an 11-year-old southern Kentucky boy has been charged after he told his teacher he accidentally brought a loaded gun to school.
The Commonwealth Journal reports police decided to charge the child even though they believe he had no intent to harm anyone.
Police say the boy told a teacher at Southern Elementary School that he had the gun in his pants pocket soon after he arrived at school on Monday morning. Police say the boy and his father said they had been sport shooting on Sunday and the boy apparently left the gun in his pants and wore them to school the next day.
A district official says the boy has been removed from the school. Police continue to investigate.