Florida Teacher Given Loaded .22 Pistol in Gift Box

Nat Harrington, spokesman for the School District of Palm Beach County, said the Allamanda Elementary School student unintentionally gave a teacher a gift in a box that also contained a handgun.

Harrington said a preliminary investigation revealed that the student’s grandmother gave the teacher a box of toiletry items as an end-of-year gift, but she didn’t know a gun was in the box.

The teacher received the box in the school parking lot, and the student never had possession of the gun, Harrington said.