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

Thursday, August 22, 2013

5-year old student brings loaded gun to Tennessee school and unintentionally fires it

A 5-year old child brought a loaded handgun to school in their backpack, in Memphis, Tennessee, taken from home, when the gun discharged.

Luckily, no one was injured.  The gun was secured by school staff.

From an article:
Memphis, Tennessee Police have confirmed that a 5-year old fired a gun in the school cafeteria just after 8:00 a.m. on Thursday morning and is in police custody. The gun, according to officials, was in the child’s backpack and discharged. 
No injuries were reported. But the police have the little kid in custody, so Memphis is safe from another gun happy thug. Why the parents aren’t in custody is yet to be determined.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

1 comment:

  1. Where were the child's parents? Why was the gun accessible to the child? If we as parents are not taking responsiblity to keep our own children safe who is? The parents should be held responsible! Wake up people!


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