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

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Two boys, ages 15 and 16, charged for having gun at Michigan school

Two boys, ages 15 and 16, were caught with a gun at a Mancelona, Michigan school.

From the article:
"When you take a firearm into a school, that's a serious threat to the community," Koop said. "Either we take guns seriously, or we don't."

One of the males was charged with two weapon felony charges, a drug possession charge, and a possession of tobacco charge; the other was charged with three weapon felony charges.
Reports of the events indicated there was a transfer of a small caliber handgun between two students on a school bus before arriving at the high school, Koop said.

One of the two students involved then wore the weapon in his waistband.

No injuries were reported and the students were apprehended without incident, Antrim County Sheriff Daniel Bean said in a statement. Authorities recovered the small caliber handgun, but it was not loaded. One of the students, however, was in possession of a bullet, Koop said.

"This situation appears not to be of harming anyone," Bean said in the statement. "One of the boys wanted to purchase a gun for personal use such as target shooting."
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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