California: Pipe bomb and loaded gun found at south Sacramento elementary school

Authorities on Tuesday found a pipe bomb and a loaded homemade gun near the front office of Baker Elementary School in south Sacramento, sheriff’s officials said.

The pipe bomb and the homemade gun, also known as a “zip gun,” were found on the sidewalk just outside the front office Tuesday morning, before children students arrived on campus, said Sgt. Rodney Grassmann, a Sacramento County sheriff’s spokesman.

He said the metal pipe with a fuse was found with metal shrapnel, gasoline and fireworks with gun powder inside, and the gun was loaded with a 12-gauge round. Grassmann said the bomb and the gun had been left there in plain sight directly in the path the students would use when arriving on campus.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee