By Tom Knighton
Students carrying firearms is a scary thing. While I have no issue with my oldest toting a firearm, it’s because I know he’s more responsible than some adults I know when it comes to guns. He’s not a threat to anyone who he doesn’t have to be a threat to.
But my son isn’t most kids, and he’s a junior in high school.
What about an elementary school kid? That’s something that folks in Macon, GA are thinking about right now after an elementary student brought a loaded firearm to school.
The Bibb County District Attorney and the sheriff’s office are investigating an incident involving a student who brought a loaded gun to Rosa Taylor Elementary School Wednesday.
James Sherlock says there are a lot of items he would expect to find at his daughter’s school, but he says a gun is not one of them.
“Not here in a grammar school. I mean, you’ve only got fifth graders in here as high as it goes. You would think teenagers would have something like that, not a smaller child,” says Sherlock.
He says fear set in when he got a call letting him know that a student brought a loaded gun to his daughter’s elementary school.
“That’s not something that needs to be taken to school. It’s dangerous,” says Sherlock.
“The gun was in a jacket and it was isolated in the classroom,” says Gowan.
Gowan says two students handled the gun and three knew about it. That is why Stephanie Hartley with the school district says they want to raise awareness on gun safety.
“Talk to parents about making sure that your guns are locked up and that you’re talking to your kids, that they’re talking to administrator when something is going on,” says Hartley.
No one was hurt, but it’s definitely an example of why you need Click to see the original article