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    7-year-old brings loaded guns to school

    This was exactly my argument I had with a co-worker when she said "I won't ever have a gun in my house so why do I need to teach my daughter about them?" This story falls right in line with what I told her. "Can you guarantee that every family member house, friends house, park, school, ect your daughter visits will be free of guns? If not wouldn't you want you child to know the proper way to react if she ran across one?" I knew at a young age the difference between a real gun and a toy. If I had any doubts it was treated like a real gun. Once again just goes back to parenting!

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/04/01/...uns/index.html

    CNN) -- A 7-year-old first-grader showed up at school Monday with two loaded handguns, Baltimore County, Maryland, police told CNN Tuesday.

    One of the guns was discovered about 10:15 a.m. when it fell out of the student's pocket at Randallstown Elementary School, just outside of Baltimore, police said. The teacher immediately took the student to the office and police were called.

    After police arrived, they searched the child's locker and found another loaded handgun in a book bag, Baltimore Police Cpl. Mike Hill said.

    He said police believe the 7-year-old stayed at an uncle's house in Baltimore over the weekend, and found the guns there. Police believe he thought they were toys, he said.

    "We don't believe the child had any idea that he still had the guns or do we believe he had any intentions to use the guns in a harmful way," Hill told CNN in a phone interview. Police believe the child got onto the school bus with both guns in his book bag and later discovered the weapons while he was at school.

    Police would not comment on what kind of guns they were.

    No charges will be filed against the 7-year-old, Hill said, but the uncle could face charges of child endangerment and leaving guns within reach of a child.

    School officials called it a very unusual occurrence and would not comment on the status of the first-grader. Bringing a weapon to school carries a mandatory punishment of expulsion, according to Baltimore County Public Schools policy
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    Good thing they have no tolerance policies at gun free schools!!!!
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    I wonder why the uncle left guns where the neice could get to them? Not smart.
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    Well said Kimber about teaching kids about guns. I would have had no doubt at the age of seven whether a gun was real or a toy. Although, I could have easily had access to one at that age I was taught better. I was allowed to look at, hold, shoot them but only under supervision. Therefore, the gun curiosity was removed. I guess there aren't many parents like mine left. :icon_sad:
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDavidM View Post
    Well said Kimber about teaching kids about guns. I would have had no doubt at the age of seven whether a gun was real or a toy. Although, I could have easily had access to one at that age I was taught better. I was allowed to look at, hold, shoot them but only under supervision. Therefore, the gun curiosity was removed. I guess there aren't many parents like mine left. :icon_sad:
    Same here. My dad stored his guns in cases in his closet. I could have got into them but had no desire to. I knew I'd get my butt kicked first off. Second I was tought what the were, what they were used for, how to handle them, and to respect them.
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    yeah it really sounds like a lack of education issue to me... that is unfortunate.
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    yeah it really sounds like a lack of education issue to me... that is unfortunate.
    That and a lack of supervison.
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    Luckily it was caught before the kid decided to play cops and robbers at recess. That could have turned out very bad.
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  10. I agree HK lack of supervision. This could have turned out very bad. Thanks KimberPB I guess some of my talks did sink in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimberRB View Post
    I agree HK lack of supervision. This could have turned out very bad. Thanks KimberPB I guess some of my talks did sink in.

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