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

Friday, December 28, 2012

14-year old Pennsylvania boy threatens shooting at school

A 14-year old boy in Holland, Pennsylvania, threatened to bring guns and knives to school to kill students and teachers, at Council Rock High School South.  When police searched his home, they found handguns in the plain site in his room.  His parents were also arrested in the case, in part due to drugs and other weapons charges.

From an article:

Northampton Township police arrested a Council Rock High School South student and seized two handguns from his bedroom after he allegedly threatened to kill students at the school.

Police say the ninth-grader was taken into custody Thursday night after a student alerted a parent that the teen verbally made a threat that he would bring a gun and knives into the school Friday morning to kill students and teachers. 
Detective Sgt. Bill Klein says two 9 mm handguns were in plain sight in the boy's bedroom when police went to his home. Police say they also found a fake AK 47 in the 14-year-old's room. 
Police also arrested the teens parents after they say the mother, Lizabeth Donohoe, let them in the house. Officers reported seeing machetes, weapons that fire pellets and marijuana in the mother's possession. Donohoe was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. The teen's father, Vincent Russo, was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing justice. 
Klein says police treated the threat as credible from the start but weren't sure if the 14-year-old had the means to carry out an attack until searching the home. Investigators say it appears no other students were involved in the threats. 
“We determined early on that it was credible,” Klein said. “We weren't sure he had the means to carry it out, but in effecting the arrest, we found the two handguns and that certainly ramped things up.”

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

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