MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis police say a staff member brought a gun to an elementary magnet school in response to last week's Connecticut school massacre.

Police say the woman had a .357-caliber Magnum in her pursue inside her locker at Seward Montessori School in Minneapolis.

She mentioned the gun to a co-worker, who contacted authorities.

The woman has a permit to carry the gun, but bringing a gun to school is against Minnesota law and violates Minneapolis Public Schools policy.

Minneapolis police secured the gun. The staff member was removed from the school Wednesday and is on administrative leave.

The school says no staff members or students were harmed or threatened.

The school was placed on Code Yellow, which means students remained in their classrooms the rest of the day.

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