Police in Natick, Massachusetts, are warning residents to be on the lookout for a gun that was inadvertently left on top of someone's vehicle and may have fallen off in the area of a local elementary school.
Natick police said the person reported losing the gun in the area of the Lilja Elementary School at 41 Bacon St. Police said the area has been thoroughly searched and is being searched again.
Anyone who sees anything resembling a gun is asked not to handle it and to call 911 immediately. As a precaution, police officers were stationed in the area for the start of school on Thursday.
Police said the lost gun was reported by a visitor to a private residence in Natick sometime on Wednesday.
The Natick police K-9 team, along with a state police K-9 trained in firearm recovery, searched with other units throughout the night and early hours Thursday. The gun was not lost on school grounds, but the vehicle reportedly took a route that led right past the school.
Police said parents have also been alerted of the situation by Natick school district officials.