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School officer who left gun unattended keeps job

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LAPEER, Mich. (AP) - Officials say a security officer who left his gun unattended in a Lapeer charter school's restroom will keep his job.

According to Chatfield School Director Matt Young, the school reviewed the incident and has decided the unnamed officer "is a good fit for the position."

But Young says the K-8 school about 45 miles northwest of Detroit has revised its security procedures and added additional protocols. The Flint Journal reports they include installing "a lock box in a male staff restroom for our security officer to secure his weapon in while he uses that restroom."

The county prosecutor's office has said a criminal charge isn't necessary, since no one was harmed.

Chatfield recently hired the officer to help strengthen security. He's retired from the Lapeer County sheriff's department.

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