10 Guns Found in U.S. Schools in One Week

Written by Rebecca Leber

Based on a count from Daily Kos’ David Waldman, 10 guns were discovered on elementary, middle and high school properties during the same week the nation saw another mass shooting.

Clarksburg, WV:middle school student brought a gun to school, and gave it to another student, who turned it in.

Chattanooga, TN: A possibly loaded gun was found in a 7-year-old boy’s backback. He had brought it from home, and the discovery forced the school to go into lockdown.

Mobile, AL: An eighth grader brought a gun to school.

Nashville, NC: An elementary school girl brought an unloaded gun into school. Teachers found it in her backpack.

Paramus, NJ: Staff saw a 17-year-old acting suspiciously and ended up finding an unloaded gun in his backpack.

Providence, RI: A 15-year-old tried to sell a gun during class and also brought it out during a fight after school.

Hawthorne, FL: A 16-year-old student brought a loaded gun to school.

Knoxville, TN: A gun was confiscated from a 15-year-old student.

Shreveport, LA: A 10th grade student carried an unloaded handgun in his waistband.

Kansas City, MO: A school employee with a concealed carry permit brought a gun in his vehicle to school property.

There have been at least 16 mass shootings since Newtown, and schools are on high alert. But not helping matters is the National Rifle Association’s call to arm more people everywhere, even though we’ve seen gun owners leave their firearms in absolutely the worst places possible. Just Tuesday, a staffer for the Missouri House Speaker left his loaded pistol in the state capitol restroom.

This post was originally published in ThinkProgress

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Donna Ferguson
Donna F4 years ago

not surprising at all. scary! what will it take to get the NRA to go down?

Arild Warud

Why doesn't this surprice me?????

Malgorzata Zmuda
Malgorzata Zmuda4 years ago

W USA zbyt łatwo jest o broń, no i są skutki, często niestety tragiczne.

Toshilemla Longkumer

Guns at school!!!!
That's outrageous.

John S.
Past Member 4 years ago

122 comments in a week, get the feeling no one cares?

Wim Zunnebeld
Wim Zunnebeld4 years ago

Sad Sad Sadly noted!!!!!

Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M4 years ago

For school children to have access to guns is outrageous. And one student pulled one out when a fight broke out after school - and he was actually trying to sell the gun - at 15 years????
The NRA is so evil in my opinion, trying to get more people to carry guns. What I could not believe is just Tuesday, a staffer for the Missouri House Speaker left his loaded pistol in the state capitol restroom.
Thanks for the article Think Progress!

Walter G.
Walter G4 years ago

One good point for home-schooling. The junior psychopaths can then kill family members and neighbors, while cyber-urging suicide on other children, or their parents can do that in their spare time. Of course the kids will need an income to support their drug habits, one which doesn't appear too much like work.

Walter G.
Walter G4 years ago

Guns in schools? Unthinkable! The noise would disturb the libtrary studies. What ever hapened to the good old days of non-noise-polluting switchblades and straight razors?

Walter G.
Walter G4 years ago

The children feel threatened . . . by the other children who prey on them in a criminal manner. The cops are all out busily shooting unarmed ethnic minorities or kittens. parents are all out trying to work multiple jobs to pay for livinig beyond their means. The individuals the population once trusted are now criminally involved in drug, firearms, and slave smuggling, and racketeering financial advice? Hey Mr Ponzi, whatta you got for me lately? Over population will lead to a natural revolution even the "sheeple" won't like.