EVANS, Ga. (WFXG) - The Columbia County School System informed parents Wednesday about a gun found in a local elementary school student's bag.

According to the school system, a teacher in Blue Ridge Elementary's severe special education pre-k class discovered a firearm in a student's bag Wednesday, Mar. 15. The teacher alerted administrators and the school's resource officer and the weapon was confiscated. The investigation found that no direct threat was made against the school, students, or staff.

The student's guardian has reportedly been charged with reckless conduct. Administrators say the incident didn't disrupt the school day school operation will continue as normal.

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