PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A 12-year-old Liberty Point International School student is being interviewed by Pueblo County sheriff’s detectives after school officials notified the sheriff’s office the child brought a handgun to school.

Authorities said Tuesday the weapon was not loaded, no ammunition was found and they believe the child was acting alone.

CBS4 learned the boy’s classmates told teachers about the gun before classes started on Tuesday.

The school has not canceled classes.

Authorities say they are working with the district attorney’s office to determine if charges will be filed.

Parents were concerned about the weapon being brought to school.

“It’s very scary. As a parent you’re always worried about your kids and with everything that’s been going on lately it’s very unnerving. It’s very scary,” said one parent.

The school sent home letters to students’ families informing them of the situation.

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