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Authorities: Onslow student sold homemade weapons to classmates

Posted March 31, 2011

— An Onslow County fourth-grader has been suspended and faces criminal charges after school officials found several homemade weapons in school, authorities said Thursday.

The student at Morton Elementary School in Jacksonville disguised the knife-like weapons inside felt-tip pens and Crayola markers, Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown.

Three of the weapons were sold to another boy and girl in class for $5 each before school officials discovered the scheme last week, Brown said. There was no indication that anyone intended to use the weapons, he said.

The other two students also have been suspended and face juvenile charges in the case.


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  • ccs1920 Mar 31, 2011

    Mugu/ Your comment tells me a lot about you.

  • goodgod Mar 31, 2011

    Too bad he isn't the principal because then it would be ok lol

  • Mugu Mar 31, 2011

    I do not see any danger in this.

    Kids have been making this stuff for years.

  • Pumpkin Mar 31, 2011

    OMG - fourth grader - wow, our future really doesn't look good especially if we are depending on this younger generation to carry us through - pitiful

  • rua3fan Mar 31, 2011

    If we keep stifling these young entrepreneurs, the economy will never recover.

  • smashedglass Mar 31, 2011

    i second that, gnrosser

  • yesnomaybesok Mar 31, 2011

    TV or internet... i'm sure his parents don't mind what he watches or what sites he visits. way to much info out there not to supervise your children. PERIOD, PARENTS

  • Shelley Cooper Mar 31, 2011

    real story is he was ratted out by the cia for undercutting their prices

    they're charging 20 plus for the felt tip knife these days

  • pinehorse Mar 31, 2011

    gnrosser: thanks for saying what the rest of us were thinking.

  • Journey985 Mar 31, 2011

    Our newest arms dealer in action!!! What are these parents teaching this kid at home?