And yet another 5 yr old kindergartener actually brings a REAL GUN to school, it goes off in his backpack while he was in the cafeteria.
........"No charges have been filed against a Tennessee kindergartner or his mother after a gun discharged inside the child's backpack in a school cafeteria, but the shooting has led to metal-detecting wands being provided to the district's elementary schools, officials said Friday.
Memphis police said the 5-year-old and his mother were released from custody late Thursday, hours after the gun went off as students were waiting for the opening bell in the Westside Elementary School cafeteria.
No one was hurt, and school security officers quickly took control of the backpack. Officials have not released details, such as how the child was holding the backpack or in which direction the bullet went.
Investigators determined the child obtained the gun from a closet at home and placed it in the backpack, police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said Friday. The information was presented to the district attorney general's office, which decided not to file charges at this time, she said.
Rudolph said later Friday that the district attorney's office is still investigating the matter.
Police are not releasing the identity of the child and mother. The child could be suspended or expelled under Shelby County Schools policy.
Could be suspended?? I would imagine that should have been automatic. The little girl got a automatic 10 day suspension, that very day!!! Then that went down to 2 days, and has "threat to harm others" on her record. And she is only 5. Isn't stuff like that permanent?
I guess I do not understand this at all... If you have plastic guns, chew a pop tart into what looks like a gun, have your name look like the gun gesture when you use sign language, and a teacher says you can';t do that. And get suspended for 10 or so days and have a permanent mark on your scholastic record.
But bring a REAL gun to school and it goes off, well thats ok. And you 'could be' suspended, and no charges will be filed on the complete negligence on the mom's part.Answer Question
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