Florida Teacher Given Loaded Handgun as End-of-Year Gift

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Some students give apples, but one student at a Florida school may have given their teacher a loaded handgun as an end-of-year gift, The Palm Beach Post reported Wednesday.

According to a report from the Palm Beach County School District, the 8-year-old student's grandmother gave the Allamanda Elementary School teacher a gift of a box of toiletries while in the parking lot at the Palm Beach Gardens school on Tuesday afternoon.

However, after opening the present when she arrived home the teacher found a loaded .22-caliber handgun at the bottom of the box.

The grandmother said she was unaware there was a gun in the gift box.

The school district sent out a statement earlier Wednesday saying they were investigating whether the student had placed the gun in the box.

The investigation is ongoing.