UPDATE: Child had handgun; grandfather charged

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

CHANDLER, TX (KLTV) - A little boy was caught on the school bus with a loaded .38 caliber revolver in his backpack. Now, his grandfather, Kenneth Lee, has been charged with Making a Firearm Accessible to a Child.

Authorities say the school bus monitor had overheard the kindergartner talking to another boy when she heard "you brought a real one." The little boy then unzipped his bag for the other boy to see. The monitor saw the gun and immediately took the bag. She said that none of the other children on the bus saw the gun.

At the time of the incident there were about 30 students on the bus which was about six miles from the school.

According to authorities, the little boy said he had taken the gun from under his grandfather's pillow because he wanted to show his friends.

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