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

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Two Missouri 5th graders bring gun to school

A 5th-grade boy brought an unloaded gun to his Florissant, Missouri, elementary school, in his backpack.  Another boy then tried to hide it in a classroom.  A fifth-grade girl saw the incident and reported it to police.

From an article and news video:
A Keeven school resource officer was notified and the two students were taken into custody. School officials called police. School officials say the gun was never used in a threatening manner.  
"Obviously bringing a gun to school is a serious offense, and we can't say specifically what will happen to the students because of privacy laws," Diana Gulotta is Assistant Superintendent for Communications said. "However what we can say is the behaviorguide would stipulate at minimum 10 days out-of-school suspension, to a disciplinary hearing. And then at the discipline hearing they would decide. But the most severe consequence is expulsion."  
Gulotta said school district officials do not know what the student intended. 
The article did not say where the gun came from.

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

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