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

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

North Carolina 7th-grader found with loaded gun in middle school locker

A 7th-grade student at Community House Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina, was found with a loaded handgun in their locker.

From the article:
CMS officials say the loaded gun was found in the seventh-grader’s locker. The student was being questioned by police late Wednesday afternoon, and there was no word if charges had been filed.
After the school made automated calls to notify families, parent Anne Vail emailed the school board saying the incident should serve as a call to end the district’s “disregard and inattention” for the school. She cited crowding -- the school has almost 1,500 students -- and parent concerns about late school hours as the type of issues that district leaders ignore.
“Typically, the response from CMS to the expression of concerns from Community House families is one of disregard: we’re depicted as a school of ‘spoiled’ or ‘rich’ families that don’t have real problems deserving of district attention,” Vail wrote.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/04/17/2007561/loaded-gun-at-community-house.html#storylink=cpy
The boy had apparently stolen the gun from his grandfather.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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