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

Friday, March 9, 2012

Oregon high school freshman girl threatens to shoot 4 at her school

Yet another tragedy averted. A freshman St. Helen's, Oregon student was arrested for making threats to shoot 4 students at her high school. From the article:
“Both threats focused on Monday, March 12th and included the information that a gun would be brought to school and four people would die,” explained Chief Steven K. Salle of the St. Helens Police Department.
Investigators said they questioned more than 20 students in connection with the threats and then a 15-year-old girl confessed.  They eventually arrested the girl on two counts of disorderly conduct in the first degree and two counts of criminal mischief in the third degree. Police believe she "authored" the two threats, Salle said.
"Everybody basically hopes that it is somebody that's just venting, but you can't afford to not take them seriously," Salle said.
No indeed. These days, with so many kids threatening or actually shooting other kids and teachers as well, all threats need to be taken seriously.

A gun in the hands of a child or teen must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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