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Chester High gun delivery: Rifles mistakenly delivered to Delco school days before classes begin


Six firearms were accidentally delivered to a Delaware County high school just days before the start of the new school year.

Due to a delivery address typo, administrators at Chester High School expecting a shipment of textbooks received six .30 caliber M1 rifles, CBS reported.

The guns were delivered by FedEx on Friday and remained locked inside the school’s loading dock over the weekend, since the packages didn’t appear suspicious, the Delco Times reported.

A representative for FedEx returned to the school on Monday and informed administrators of the mistake. The company admits the error was on its end.

“We take this matter very seriously and are cooperating fully with investigating authorities,” FedEx told NBC10.

The weapons were actually supposed to be delivered to an auto shop on West 9th Street in Chester Township. The school is on West 9th Street in the City of Chester.

Police determined there was no criminal intent on the part of the buyer, who is a legally licensed gun owner.

The Chester-Upland School District informed the community about the incident in a letter to parents on Monday evening.

There were no students present in the building while the weapons were in the loading dock, since classes don’t begin until Monday.



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