6-year-old got gun at LA-area school; families kept in dark

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities learned a 6-year-old brought a gun to an elementary school outside Los Angeles, but parents of other students didn't learn about it for nearly two weeks.

The student's grandmother found the firearm in his backpack earlier in March. The Sun newspaper reported (goo.gl/3spf8z) that the child said he received it from another student in the Cucamonga School District, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Los Angeles.

The law enforcement investigation was interrupted by spring break, and the district's superintendent said she didn't learn of the incident until Monday. Families were informed Thursday, a delay that angered parents.

The father of the child who allegedly brought the gun to school was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after sheriff's deputies concluded his children could access his gun safe.

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