A loaded gun was found outside a Wheaton school on Wednesday morning about 75 yards away from the building, police said.
The 9mm semiautomatic pistol was located by a citizen around 8:30 a.m. on the grounds of Madison Elementary School, 1620 Mayo Ave, according to a release from Deputy Police Chief Tom Meloni. Officers responded immediately and "made the weapon safe." It was located next to a dog leash along a dirt walking trail. It was found before the school day began, the release said.
I hate when that happens. Kids! Heaters belong in holsters! Not in gym bags. Not in backpacks. Not laying loose somewhere in the ride.
Srsly ... When will Americans admit and embrace that our society is wide open? Security measures we meet on the street, in the real world, call for Mom 'n Pop to be ... i dunno ... mebbe ... "condition anything but white!"
BTW ... Kudos to "citizen" that called the locals about said heater.