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

Friday, April 27, 2012

Man leaves loaded 9mm handgun in 3-year old daughter's backpack and dropped her off at school

For some reason, a man in San Antonio, Texas, decided to put his loaded 9mm handgun into his daughter's backpack, then dropped her off at daycare before leaving.  A teacher discovered the gun and cleared the room.  The gun was returned to the man -- no charges filed, no parents notified. 

The man is a concealed handgun license permit holder.

From the article and video:

When the teacher discovered the firearm, she notified administration immediately, cleared the kids out of the classroom, and called police.

While school owner Sharon Ford maintains her employees did everything right, there is at least one woman who questions what did not happen that day.

"We should have been on lockdown until the gun left the building, staff should've been notified, parents should've been notified, letters should've been sent out," said a woman has asked to be kept anonymous.

Ford explained notifying the parents might have embarrassed the student and her father.

She also explained management chose not to notify parents because the responding officer told them not to speak to anyone about the incident as long as it was under investigation.

Johnson said the girl's father realized his mistake and returned to retrieve it on his own that morning.

According to Johnson, no criminal charges were filed, no background check was done and the gun was returned to the owner the same day.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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