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Elementary School Student Brings Gun To School ‘For Protection’ Post-Sandy Hook

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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Elementary School Student Brings Gun To School ‘For Protection’ Post-Sandy Hook

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A sixth-grader in Kearns, Utah brought an unloaded handgun to his elementary school on Monday, reportedly at the urging of his parents.

According to the local Fox affiliate, the 11 year-old told his fellow students he was encouraged by his parents to bring the gun to school “for protection” following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday. Police are currently determining what role the parents had in the student’s actions, but the school acted quickly to disarm the boy after learning he had the firearm on school grounds:

The boy reportedly pulled the gun, a .22-caliber pistol, out of his backpack during recess Monday morning.

“At recess, he pointed a gun to my head and said he was going to kill me,” said Isabel Rios, one of the boy’s fellow 6th grade students.

Granite School District officials say students didn’t notify teachers about the weapon until 3 p.m.

Far-right advocates of looser gun restrictions have been advocating since Friday for more guns in schools to prevent tragedies like the one that occurred in Newtown. Among the proposals being floated are allowing teachers to bring guns to class in Oklahoma and arming teachers with assault rifles. These suggestions come despite a renewed support from the public to put stricter gun control laws into place.

by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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_Kissy_
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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WTF. Fear is only going to bring on more violence.

nanaofsix531
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 5:17 PM

My middle DD stopped by today.She was terrified to send the kid's to school and finally her DH talked her into to taking them.Our kid's and grand kids should not have to be terrified like this.DAMN!

Quoting _Kissy_:

WTF. Fear is only going to bring on more violence.


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