Police find loaded gun in Missouri 12-year-old’s backpack

Shooting handgun

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy is under investigation in the St. Louis County town of Jennings after a loaded handgun was found in his backpack.

A caller Tuesday afternoon told police that a boy had what appeared to be a gun. Officers arrived and saw the boy walking with a backpack looked inside it, finding the firearm.

The boy was taken into custody and taken to family services.