Handgun found in child’s backpack at Northwest Indiana school

CEDAR LAKE, Ind. — A child had a handgun in their backpack at a school in Cedar Lake.

The gun was found at MacArthur Elementary on Tuesday. A parent reported that a student may have brought a handgun to school from home, and the school called police.

No threats were made and no one was injured.

The student was removed from school, and disciplinary measures will be taken.