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

Monday, January 13, 2014

13-year old boy caught at Virginia school with gun and loaded magazine

A 13-year old boy was caught at Wilder Middle School, in Henrico, Virginia, with a gun and a loaded gun magazine for it.

School officials acted quickly on a tip, and disaster was averted. The school was briefly locked down during the encounter.

From an article:
Authorities today confiscated an unloaded handgun from the bookbag of a 13-year-old student who was carrying a loaded magazine in his pants pocket at Wilder Middle School in Henrico County, police said this afternoon. ....

The student was located in the cafeteria by the school resource officer and administrators, and the magazine was seized.
"The student’s bookbag was in another location within the school. When the bookbag was searched, an unloaded handgun was found.  At this time, there are no reports that the gun was used in a threatening manner," Henrico police said.
The student is in police custody and charges are pending.
The lockdown was lifted shortly after noon.
The article didn't say how the boy got the gun and magazine.  Will the gun owner be held accountable?

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

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