LOWELLVILLE, Ohio (WKBN) – Lowellville police are investigating after an 8-year-old student brought a loaded gun to school.

The discovery was made as the child passed through the school’s metal detector around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The staff searched the student and the weapon was recovered from a backpack. The gun was confiscated and secured. School leaders said there was never a threat to students.

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Police are not sure at this point if any charges will be filed in the incident.

Kristen Hephner contributed to this report.