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

Monday, March 19, 2012

Maryland middle-school student caught with gun at school

A student at a middle-school in Waldorf, Maryland, was caught with an unloaded handgun at school, intending to sell the weapon.

From the article:
"Our principal and school resource officer responded immediately,” says Charles County Public Schools Spokesperson Katie O’Malley-Simpson. “They went and found the student. The student showed them where the weapon was. They took the weapon and then police took the student from the school."
Investigators say the gun was not loaded. The student was charged with possession of a weapon.
"He intended to take it and sell it after school after he got off the bus,” says O’Malley-Simpson.
The school district sent an email to parents and sent a letter home with students explaining what happened.
School officials say the student could be suspended or expelled from school pending an appeals process.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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