Two boys aged just 6 and 7 caught taking two handguns to primary school
Two young boys aged six and seven took two handguns - one of them loaded - to an elementary school in eastern Kentucky, US education officials said today.
Knox County schools spokesman Frank Shelton said a student saw the guns on a school bus and alerted staff at Dewitt Elementary School in Flat Lick.
The boys accused of taking the pistols to school in a backpack are brothers, who are in kindergarten and first grade.
Shelton said the weapons were confiscated at the school, which was briefly put on lockdown, and no-one was injured.
Public Schools spokesman Frank Shelton said: "A kindergarten student and a first-grader brought a total of two handguns onto the school bus to bring them to school.