Summmverville police probe gun at school

The Summerville Police Department is investigating a Thursday incident at a Dorchester District 2 school that involved a gun.

A Newington Elementary School second-grader found a gun in her backpack just before dismissal, according to district spokeswoman Pat Raynor.

The student, who did not know the gun was in the bag, took it to her teacher.

The Summerville police were called immediately, Raynor said. There was no danger to students or staff.