Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Monday, February 13, 2012

10-year old Delaware boy brings handgun to school

A 10-year old Laurel, Delaware boy brought a handgun and ammunition to school in his backpack to show off to other students.

From the article:

[School Board President] Vanderslice said that at the end of the day, when the child was showing the gun to some classmates, another student told a parent who promptly alerted school administrators. The administrators, in turn, contacted police.

When officers arrived at the school, they took the child into custody. The gun and ammunition were still in the child's possession, according to Vanderslice.
In a statement to parents, Vanderslice wrote, "Laurel schools are doing the utmost to protect your children, but we also need parents' help.  The only way this child was able to bring a gun to school was for it to be available for the child to pick up and place it in his backpack.  If you have guns, please make sure they are secured and talk to your children about the serious consequences of this child's action.  Luckily, no one was injured in this incident, but we as a community have to be diligent."

Or better yet, don't have a gun in the home with a child.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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