Published November 17, 2014
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.