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Loaded, cocked pistol found on NE Tennessee K-8 school campus

JEFF BOBO, NET News Service, [email protected] • May 3, 2016 at 9:21 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A passing pedestrian reportedly found a loaded pistol with the hammer cocked on the campus of Rogersville City School Monday afternoon only minutes before children were to begin their afternoon outside playtime.

Rogersville Police Department Chief Doug Nelson told the Times-News that a burglary had been reported the night before on Huffmaster Street approximately a quarter-mile from the K-8 school campus.

During that burglary, multiple guns as well as some pills were reportedly stolen.

Around 1:30 p.m. Monday, a woman was walking along Broadway Street near the northwest corner of the RCS campus when she reportedly noticed what she assumed was a toy gun on the ground beneath some bushes across from the road from Hagood Eye Care.

More on the gun from our partners at the Kingsport Times-News.

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