SUFFOLK, Va. — A Suffolk man is facing charges after a handgun was found in a first grader's backpack at Oakland Elementary School Thursday.
Keydran Leary, 27, was charged with allowing access to firearms by children, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and reckless handling of a firearm.
Police served him with these misdemeanor warrants on Friday.
Investigators think a family member placed the gun in the student's backpack the day before and never took it out, the city said. The student then inadvertently brought the weapon to school.
The weapon was never brandished or pointed at anyone while it was at the school. School administrators confiscated it and turned it over to the Suffolk Police Department.