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Sheriff: 7-year-old caught with 2 guns at school in southern Arizona

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office said the 7-year-old was allegedly found in possession of firearms and ammunition.

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. — A 7-year-old was allegedly found in possession of firearms and ammunition Monday at a school in southern Arizona, the Cochise County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies were told the second grade student had a weapon in their backpack before they arrived at the campus and made contact with school officials. 

CCSO said deputies found the young student to be in possession of two firearms and ammunition. The agency made contact with the student's parents and a juvenile referral was completed, recommending charges of misconduct with a weapon and minor in possession of a firearm.

CCSO did not disclose which school in the county the student attends.

A sheriff’s spokeswoman said it was unlikely that the boy’s parents will face charges in the incident, which remains under investigation.

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