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

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Two 14-year old Toledo boys charged for having gun at school

A 14-year old Toledo, Ohio boy brought a .40-caliber handgun to school, claiming he had been harassed by other kids.  A second 14-year old boy then tried to hide it for him.  Both were caught and charged with felonies.

From the article:
The student made no threats with the weapon, officials said, but told other students about it. A student relayed to a teacher that the classmate had the gun about 1 p.m., Assistant Superintendent Brian Murphy said, and that led to a search of a classroom. The student gave the gun to the second boy, who threw it into a rest room trash can, police said.
The mother of the second boy asked Magistrate Hutcheson over her own sobs not to incarcerate her son. "For the most part, he is a good child, who has been making some wrong choices, and he definitely knows this is a wrong choice. … If he is released, he will be with me or his dad," she said. She also said he is "not out in the streets after hours."
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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