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

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

13-year old Phoenix boy fires handgun next to elementary school

A 13-year old boy who had been suspended from school in Phoenix, Arizona, fired a handgun into the air when he was approached by school staff.  Luckily, no one was injured.  More guns were found in his back yard.

From an article:

A 13-year-old student fired a handgun near a Phoenix elementary school near 38th Avenue and Roeser Road about noon Monday after the student was suspended August 21 for behavioral issues, officials said. There were no reports of injuries. 
On Friday, the boy went to Maurice C. Cash Elementary School, which has students from kindergarten through eighth grade, but personnel were able to get him to leave because he was suspended, according to Phoenix police. 
The student returned again Monday afternoon. While waiting for lunch hour, a member of the school approached the teenager. 
The boy fired two to four rounds into the air near the school property, said Sgt. Trent Crump, a Phoenix Police Department spokesman. No one was injured, officials said. 
The boy ran into the backyard of his nearby home. Police were able to get into the backyard after convincing the residents to allow them in. Police took the boy into custody. Authorities found more firearms in the backyard, Crump said. 
The school was briefly put on lock down.

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

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