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

Saturday, February 18, 2012

14-year old Massachusetts boy brought BB gun to school

A 14-year old boy was caught with a BB gun on school in Fall River, Massachusetts.  This was the third report like this for that school so far this school year.

From the article:

[Police spokesman] LaFleur said the student was arrested around 7:45 a.m. as he walked toward Durfee. A witness who had allegedly seen the boy waving and pointing a black gun at people in the parking lot at the corner of Elsbree Street and President Avenue pointed him out. LaFleur said that when police confronted the boy, he shouted that he had only a BB gun in his backpack.
The student, LaFleur said, told police that he had the BB gun “to play a joke” on a friend who was waiting at a County Street bus stop. LaFleur said the friend and two other people were allegedly shot with BBs.
This is the third report of a student being charged in a BB-related incident this school year.

In October, a student at the Alfred Letourneau Elementary School was charged with possessing a BB gun after allegedly shooting two students.
Less than a week later, two Edmond P. Talbot Middle School students were charged with firing BB guns at kids while playing after school.

“I’m deeply concerned whether or not students understand BB guns are weapons,” [the superintendent] said. “In each of the three cases the students seem to perceive that they’re just having fun.”

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

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