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Pr. William boy, 12, brings gun to school

Prince William County police say a 12-year-old boy brought an unloaded handgun to school Monday and pointed it at his head before a teacher took it away.

Police were called to Potomac Middle School shortly before 8 a.m. Monday. They say the boy showed the gun to other students at the bus stop.

He and the other students rode the bus to school, and when they got off, he pulled the gun out from his pocket and pointed it at his head.

A teacher took the gun away and brought the boy to the office.

Police say the boy will be charged with possession of a weapon on school property.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 12, 2010; 1:48 PM ET
Categories:  Pr. William , Schools  
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The parent of this child should be convicted of a felony and spend at least one year in jail. Maybe if parents realized that they can spend time in jail if they don't secure their firearms they will secure their firearms from their kids.

Owning a gun comes with responsibility to make sure that it is never misused. Violation of this responsibility needs to be severe. I have two large gun safes that secure my firearms and only adults (21+ yrs old) have the combination.

Posted by: ahashburn | April 13, 2010 4:38 AM | Report abuse

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