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Police find loaded handgun lying in street near Willowick Middle School

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 14:39:56-05

A loaded handgun was found lying in the street near a Lake County middle school on Wednesday morning.

The gun was spotted by a police officer near Willowick Middle School, 31500 Royalview Drive, in an area where students commonly walk to school.

Authorities are unsure where the gun came from. 

The weapon was described as a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson.