Utah 11-Year-Old: I Brought Gun to School for Protection
He is arrested and faces serious charges
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 18, 2012 4:50 PM CST
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(Newser) – Authorities say an 11-year-old boy caught with a gun at school in Utah told administrators he brought the weapon to defend himself in case of a Connecticut-style attack. School officials say the boy has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault after other students told police he pointed the handgun at them on a field at a suburban Salt Lake City elementary school. Officials say school staff confronted the boy in class after hearing he had a weapon and seized the unloaded gun and ammunition from his backpack yesterday. He was due in juvenile court.

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Corsica
Dec 20, 2012 6:16 AM CST
Can't blame the lad for wanting to protect himself, but to point it at someone in the schoolyard was stupid.
carbonated_turtle
Dec 19, 2012 9:22 AM CST
I'm taking bets on when the next mass shooting will occur in America. 2 to 1 it happens before the year is up.
DougMasters
Dec 19, 2012 7:07 AM CST
When I was 11 all I brought to school for protection were condoms.... What? I had hot teachers... "snarebass crash"