Police: Gun found on 3rd-grader at Middletown elementary school

9-year-old reportedly brought gun to Rosa Parks Elementary because he'd been bullied (WKRC/Google Maps)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP/WKRC) -- Police say a gun has been found on a third-grader who told authorities he'd been bullied at Rosa Parks Elementary School in Middletown.

Middletown police say the gun was found Monday on a 9-year-old boy after a teacher noticed a bulge in his pocket. Police say the boy grabbed at the teacher's arm when she reached for the gun.

The boy was taken to a juvenile justice center by police. It's unclear if he's been charged with a juvenile crime.

Middletown Police Lt. David Birk says the boyfriend of the child's mother was arrested on a child endangering charge.

Rosa Parks Elementary School held a gun safety assembly Tuesday.

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