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N. Johnston student had gun on school grounds, authorities charge

Posted December 10, 2008

— Joshua Williams, a student at North Johnston High School, faces charges that he brought a gun to school.

Williams, 16, was charged with possession of a gun on educational property.

A school resource officer said Williams may have gone hunting and forgotten that the gun was in his car. No ammunition was found in the car.


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  • sga1947 Dec 11, 2008

    People shouldn't judge before they know the whole story, and the media obviously doesn't know all the details.

    He's a great kid and he's getting punished for an honest mistake.

  • mproctor2 Dec 10, 2008

    come on .use common sense.....what is that?

  • Mungo Dec 10, 2008

    I'll admit - this world is getting crazy. And 25 years ago, it was nothing to go deer hunting before class and have a loaded shotgun or 30-06 on a rack inside the truck at school.

    And I am a very strong 2nd Amendment activist. In fact, I urge anyone of you to begin Open Carrying. It's your right.

    However, responsible firearm safety dictates not only treating the firearm in a safe manner, but it also means to know and respect the laws.

    +1 for second amendment rights - but this kid looses for not knowing and respecting the laws governing firearms.

  • gratefultoGOD Dec 10, 2008

    Leave the country boy alone!! He was hunting.. and he was not out in the halls with the gun loaded. I am from that area.. and that is what GOOD wholesome guys do ... like GOD intended. He is NOT a bad kid. and he was not causing trouble!

  • ranquick Dec 10, 2008

    Does it matter where it was seen, if it was on school grounds then it does NOT matter. No GUNS at all on school grounds, it is the law.

  • workingforthosethatwont Dec 10, 2008

    Guns don't kill people! (especially empty ones)
    People kill people!

  • justinanzaldua Dec 10, 2008

    honestly, if anything happens to this kid besides someone telling him "don't bring it again", i would welcome foreign invaders to destroy the country. stupidity and wimps rule the former US of A. no wonder other countries think we're the bad guy, we can't tell for our selves.

  • knothead Dec 10, 2008

    Save common sense.

  • wood7961 Dec 10, 2008

    btw the way, it wasnt loaded

  • wood7961 Dec 10, 2008

    this sounds very familiar,
    SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2008

    Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.
    - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
    - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

    sorry but this world is getting ridiculous