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    MO - Boy With AK-47 Opens Fire In School

    A 13-year-old student fired an AK-47 into the ceiling at his middle school Monday morning after confronting a pair of students and administrators, telling them, "please don't make me do this," officials said.


    No one was injured, and the boy was taken into custody...


    The student, who was not identified, pointed the gun at two students and Principal Steve Gilbreth and Assistant Superintendent Steve Doerr and asked them, "not to make me do this," said School Superintendent Jim Simpson.


    The boy then fired a shot into the ceiling, breaking a water pipe, Simpson said. After firing the shot, he said, the boy again said, "Please don't make me do this."


    "It was a very close call," Simpson said.


    Doerr and Gilbreth persuaded the student to leave the building, and he was confronted by two police officers who had their weapons drawn. The student dropped the rifle and was taken into custody, Simpson said.


    Joplin police Officer Curt Farmer said officers found a note in the student's backpack indicating that he had placed an explosive in the school, which has about 750 students. Students in the school were moved to nearby Joplin Memorial Hall, where parents picked them up.


    The school was closed while police searched the building.


    The student, who was wearing a mask, had been planning an attack for a "long time," Simpson said. He didn't elaborate and said authorities did not know whether others were involved.

    http://www.nbc4.tv/news/10034190/detail.html

    This could have ended tragically. Thank God that nobody was hurt.

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    Not again! *cries* Seriously, when will it all stop. When will people understand that violence and guns SOLVE. NOTHING.

    I agree with you, bakers, at least no one was hurt....

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    Good Lord!!! What is it with kids nowadays? Just how do they think walking into a school with a gun is going to solve anything. And their parents....!!! Well why don't they have their weapons hidden, locked up and double locked UP!!! Isn't owning that type of weapon, AK-47 illegal?

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    What is wrong with people these days???

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    I don't mean to be daft, but being canadian, what is MO? which state I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MistyM
    I don't mean to be daft, but being canadian, what is MO? which state I mean.
    Missourri.

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    A crisis was narrowly averted at Memorial Middle School in Jasper County when a seventh-grade boy walked into a school with an assault rifle Monday.

    The 13-year-old boy was wearing a trench coat and a mask when he pointed an AK-47 rifle at his classmates.
    http://www.thehometownchannel.com/ne...30/detail.html

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    How on earth does an AK-47 find its way into the hands of a 13 year old?! What adults in his life have an AK-47 and what is its function?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypros
    How on earth does an AK-47 find its way into the hands of a 13 year old?! What adults in his life have an AK-47 and what is its function?
    That was my question also. I thought having a military assault type weapon was illegal to own. Too many guns, too many irresponsible owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieMae
    That was my question also. I thought having a military assault type weapon was illegal to own. Too many guns, too many irresponsible owners.
    I think the gun bans vary from state to state. But yes you are correct, too many irresponsible owners.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharlap
    Now why wasn't this gun locked up.
    If you have kids and guns, you lock them up.
    What's with the parents?
    They should be held accountable for this to...JMO

    Mac-90
    I agree 100%. A gun safe is the only way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakerprune64
    I think the gun bans vary from state to state. But yes you are correct, too many irresponsible owners.
    Now why wasn't this gun locked up.
    If you have kids and guns, you lock them up.
    What's with the parents?
    They should be held accountable for this to...JMO

    Mac-90

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    I went to the link and can't figure out what state this was in - does anyone know? TIA.
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    So if this hadn't been avoided, we would be up to 4 school shootings in the last 2 weeks? I've noticed that not only has my daughters school started locking all exterior doors, but now they are locking the gates that allow you to drive up to the pick up area.



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