Friday, January 22, 2010

Milwaukee School Gun Incident

The Chicago Tribune reports on the gun incident which took place in a Milwaukee school.

A lockdown at Washington High School in Milwaukee is over after a student brought a gun to school.

Police say a mother went to the school at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to notify the principal that her son may have brought a handgun to school. Police found the 14-year-old boy, who said he gave the gun to another student. The gun was found inside a backpack in the locker of a 15-year-old boy.

Milwaukee Public Schools spokeswoman Roseann St. Aubin says officials then decided to search the entire school. The lockdown ended about 11 a.m.

Sgt. Mark Stanmeyer says both boys were taken into custody and will be referred to juvenile authorities for possible charges.

As I said a minute ago on the other post, what is wrong with Wisconsin? The two boys are locked up, and what about the mother? Did she get a good citizen commendation from the school? If it were me, I'd what to know whether that gun came from the home and if so, why was it accessible to the teenager. If it were me I'd want to know how the mother even knew the kid had a gun.

In spite of the sketchy details, don't you think this is just another of the seemingly endless examples of "too many guns?" That's how I see it.

Please leave a comment.


  1. I thought you wanted gun owners to report lost and stolen guns. Then you want her locked up and you wonder why we resist laws that mandate this?

  2. Now, I didn't say lock her up. I said interrogate her and depending on what laws she'd broken lock her up with her sonny boy. And while we're at it, we need to find out if there's a daddy in the picture.

    This gives me a new idea. Many a gun lover who is law abiding himself passes on the interest in weapons to a child. Many times the child just can't keep it clean. Who's at fault? Both of 'em.

    Come to think of it, that's not a new idea at all.

  3. A well thought-out conclusion, MikeB, but I want to bring up a related point. That was a "Gun-free zone" right? How'd he just walk in with a leathal weapon?
    Don't you think we need some sort of "Gun free zone liability act" to put teeth into those laws?