According to a spokesperson for the Normandy Schools Collaborative, Sharifah Sims-Williams, security officers located the gun in the student’s desk.
No students or school employees were harmed in the incident. Sims-Williams said there was no indication that the student intended to use the gun, felt threatened or threatened others.
The student’s parents were notified and the incident reported to the Missouri Department of Social Services. The student will be disciplined in accordance with the Normandy Student Code of Conduct.
The district has made counselors available for any students and staff who need support.
Lucas Crossing Elementary is located next to the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.