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A courier left a gun in the teachers bathroom of W.P. McLean Middle School Friday morning, spurring authorities to lock down the campus.

Fort Worth Independent School District spokesman Clint Bond says the Fort Worth officer assigned to the school found a .38 revolver in the bathroom of the teachers lounge Friday morning. Bond said an armored car courier who used the facilities earlier in the morning accidentally left the gun there.

Students do not have access to the bathroom where the gun was found.

Bond says Trinity Armored Security was notified and the gun was returned.He says the district would like an explanation and assurances it will not happen again.

A company employee, who declined to be identified, told News 8 that the courier immediately resigned when he learned that he left his gun behind in the school. He said the courier was not a long-time employee. He had no further comment.

Trinity Armored Security has not commented.

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