Gun, wallet stolen from car at Mansfield Middle School - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Gun, wallet stolen from car at Mansfield Middle School

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MANSFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

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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