A grade 2 student at a South Sacramento elementary school brought a firearm with a loaded magazine to campus, according to Sacramento City Unified District officials. The unidentified student is from Edward Kemble Elementary School, located in the Meadowview neighborhood. The incident is being investigated by the Sacramento Police Department. Kemble staff were alerted to the weapon by another student, who said he saw the weapon and ammunition inside the student’s office.
That incident unfolded on Tuesday, the same afternoon as the deadly massacre in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 students at Robb Elementary School dead. The district emailed families in Kemble Tuesday evening, saying “We are grateful that this incident did not result in a tragedy like those the districts have experienced, including today’s tragic and senseless mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. This is largely due to the courage and awareness of the students who came forward and alerted Kemble staff today. As you hug your child tighter tonight, we encourage you to remind them that when they see a threat or potentially dangerous situation, they should tell a trusted member of their school community.