GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Children of Lincoln Elementary School went outside for an enjoyable recess, but instead noticed a firearm on the playground.

The weapon was loaded with birdshot upon the time of discovery. Students gave the weapon to a teacher who then gave it to the school Principal, Joeseph Siennicki.

Siennicki then notified Dave Strait, the School Resource Officer about the small “pocket” handgun acquired by the students.

Delta Police Department informs us that no other information is available at this time as their ongoing joint investigation with the Delta County School District continues. This is an ongoing story that will be updated as more details become available.