The boy was arrested at Bethune Elementary School at 3:25 p.m. local time and was charged as a juvenile with unlawful use of a weapon, police were cited by MyFoxChicago.com as saying.
Students alerted the school’s dean that the boy had a handgun in his bag, according to the police report, MyFoxChicago.com reported.
Police said the dean found a 9mm Ruger handgun inside the boy’s backpack, MyFoxChicago.com reported. Three live .380 caliber rounds of ammunition, which did not match the Ruger handgun, were found in the boy’s pants pocket, police said according to the site.
Police are investigating the incident.
Griffin, Georgia, eighth-grader.
Students at Carver Road Middle School apparently saw the gun during a P.E. class and reported it to the resource officer, according to school officials.
The student was isolated while school administrators found the unloaded .25-caliber gun and a clip in the student's book bag. School officials reported the incident to the Spalding County Sheriff's Department.
Alhambra, California high-school student.
A California school is on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after a dog found a gun in a student's backpack and on him, local radio station KPCC reported.
Police arrested the Mark Keppel High School junior and are searching all the classrooms the student attended, as well as talking to his friends. They are also at his home in Monterey Park, Calif.
The radio station reports that the school district contacted a local canine company to do a random search.
This is the gun culture in America today, or I should say this is just a slice of it. These three "anecdotal" stories are among the scores of such reports that make the news every single day. Is this what the lawful gun owners who support NRA policies and fight tooth and nail to eliminate gun control laws say they have no responsibility for?
Is this the "freedom" the gun enthusiasts are always talking about? While ensuring that they'll have the means to fight tyranny in 21st century America, normal people cannot send their kids to school without worrying about guns.
Or should we just keep increasing the number of guns, making sure everyone can protect themselves from all the lethal threats, as long as we send our kids to do the Eddie Eagle training?
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