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

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ninth-grader brings gun to school in Lewisville, Texas

A Lewisville, Texas ninth-grader was caught with an unloaded handgun to school.

From the article:
"The principal received information that a student might have a gun, and the student did. The school then notified police, who went out to the school," said Capt. Jay Powell. "It's a criminal offense to carry a weapon on school grounds."

The gun, a .38-caliber handgun, was not loaded. Powell said as far as the police are concerned, it doesn't matter whether or not the gun was loaded.

"The student didn't make any threats. The student was very cooperative, and school officials never had a confrontation with them," said Sarah Marcus, Lewisville ISD spokeswoman. "The principal was notified late in the afternoon about the gun and acted immediately."

Marcus wouldn't comment as to why the student brought the gun to school.

The ninth-grade student was expelled from school for one year, as state law requires. The student is currently in the custody of Denton County and will then go to through a 70-day program. The student will then attend Denton County's Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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