A third grader from a Lowell, Massachusetts, elementary school brought a gun to school and showed it to his friends, according to police.
Police say it happened Oct. 25.
One of the students at Greenhalge Elementary School who saw the gun told his parents who in turn reported it to the school, and the gun in question was found at the unidentified child’s home.
The child believed the gun was a BB gun, but it was later revealed to be a .25 caliber pistol, according to police.
When the child’s father handed the gun over to officers, it was not loaded, according to police. He also allegedly handed over two live rounds in a magazine.
Police say the gun was in a box that the child's father said belonged to a relative who had been displaced by a fire.
The investigation is ongoing, and Lowell police say the father will be charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and improper storage of a firearm.