Sunday, April 25, 2010

Properly Shared Responsibility

The Palm Springs Desert Sun posted an article about possible charges for the dad of a gun-toting 12-year-old.

A gun that a Thermal elementary school student brought to class this week belonged to his father, an investigator said Friday.

Officials are now filing charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, unsecured storage of a gun and child endangerment against the sixth-grader's parents, Riverside County sheriff's deputy Herlinda Valenzuela said.

According to investigators, on Thursday, the 12-year-old Coachella boy brought an unloaded semi-automatic handgun to Westside School, 82-225 Airport Blvd.

A teacher found the gun and ammunition after learning about them from another student, Valenzuela said.
Now, that's what I'm talking about. Why is that so difficult in the rest of the country? For crying out loud, in Arizona they would have charged the kid as an adult and not said a word to the dad.

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