Connecticut State Police troopers will be on hand as students and staff return to Mansfield Middle School Monday morning after the theft of a gun from a car at the school over the weekend.
The superintendent said he doesn't see the stolen weapon as a threat to the school, but said he asked for the extra police presence to reassure concerned parents.
The town's Parks and Recreation Department was using the school gym for a basketball game on Saturday when the theft took place, police said.
A car, which was parked at the school, was left unlocked and that in addition to the gun, a wallet was stolen as well.
There are 580 students from grades five through eight at the school.
State police continue to investigate the theft.
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