Toddler finds loaded handgun in diaper bag

Published On: Aug 08 2014 11:21:31 AM EDT
Updated On: Aug 08 2014 11:23:56 AM EDT

Police say a toddler found a loaded handgun in her diaper bag at a daycare center.

The Associated Press reports that the owner of the daycare in Beebe Plain, Vermont told state police the 17-month-old girl found the gun in the bag, took it out and started walking around with it. The owner then notified the parents and the Vermont Department for Children and Families.

Authorities say the grandmother of the toddler had placed the handgun in the bag as she was leaving the house in a hurry and forgot to take it out before dropping the girl off at the daycare.

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