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

Friday, February 8, 2013

7-year old Virginia boy threatens kids on bus with loaded gun and brings it to school

A 7-year old, second-grade boy brought a loaded handgun onto his bus, in Richmond, Virginia, and threatened other students with it.  He then brought the gun into his school before being discovered.

Luckily, he did not fire the weapon.

From an article:

A 7-year-old boy brandished a loaded handgun Monday morning on a school bus bound for a Henrico County elementary school, according to police. 
No one was injured in the incident, which involved a second-grade student at Ratcliffe Elementary School, but the boy displayed the gun while on the bus and threatened other students, Henrico police officials said. 
"He brandished it at several students while making a threatening statement," said police Lt. Linda N. Toney, who declined to elaborate on the nature of the threats. 
The gun wasn't discovered by officials until after the boy got to the school, located on Thalen Street in East Highland Park. 
School officials learned the boy had a gun at about 8:40 a.m., according to police. The gun wasn't discovered until after the students were unpacking their bags at the school, said schools spokesman Andy Jenks. Upon further investigation, officials learned the gun had been brandished on the bus. 
"To my knowledge, nobody said anything to the bus driver or immediately coming off that bus," Jenks said.  .... 
The incident occurred less than a week after school officials held a public forum on school safety and security as part of the local response to the mass shootings at a Connecticut elementary school. 
At the forum Thursday night, Henrico schools Superintendent Patrick J. Russo told a crowd of several hundred that Henrico schools are in the upper echelon when it comes to security.

The article didn't say where he got the gun.

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

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