A student at a Brooklyn Center elementary school is facing discipline after bringing a handgun to school.

School officials at Northport Elementary recovered an unloaded weapon from the student's locker without incident and secured the gun, Robbinsdale School District Superintendent Carlton D. Jenkins said in a statement.

Students at the school on the 5400 block of Brooklyn Boulevard saw the gun and told administrators. School officials said the student found the gun at home in an unlocked case and brought the weapon to school.

Nobody was injured.

"Robbinsdale Area Schools takes incidents of this nature very seriously and remains committed to providing a safe and productive learning environment for all of our students and staff," the statement from the district said.

The student will be disciplined according to the policies outlined in the school district's Student Behavior Handbook. Possessing a weapon is a level three offense, which "may result in the suspension of a student and notification of the police," the handbook says.

Police were called to the school, which serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Tim Harlow