Bag of weapons found at Tucson elementary school

Posted at 9:57 AM, Feb 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-22 15:22:16-05

Students found a backpack with two loaded handguns at Nash Elementary School Tuesday.

According to Amphitheater Unified School District spokeswoman Amy Sharpe, police are investigating the incident.

Tucson police Sgt. Kimberly Bay says a student mistakenly grabbed the wrong backpack from a parent's car. It belonged to dad or stepdad. No one was injured in the incident.

The school is located at 515 W. Kelso Street.

Here is the text of a recorded message that went out to parents:

Hello, this is Bob Hehli, principal of Nash Elementary School. I wanted to let you know about an incident that happened at our school today. This afternoon after school, a few students found a backpack with weapons on our campus and reported it to us. At no time were any of our students in danger and we are currently working with the Tucson Police Department to investigate. We encourage you to take this opportunity to talk to your child about being safe and remind them that if they ever see or hear anything suspicious, they should tell a trusted adult immediately. If your child has any information regarding this incident, please call me 696-6440, or call the Tucson Police Department at 88-CRIME. Thank you.