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  • reman069 Nov 9, 3:47 p.m.

    And to clarify, when I said I wanted to know "her" intentions I was referring to the 10 year old and not the mother. Was the girl bringing the gun to show and tell? I don't know and neither does anyone else - let's get the facts first is what I was saying.

  • piene2 Nov 9, 3:31 p.m.

    "I hope they dig a little deeper into this...a 10 year old is wise enough to know that taking a gun to school is not allowed. What was she up to???
    sammyg"

    What was she up to? She most likely knows how to read, does she not? If not she surely knows how to watch television. So what does she read and see? She reads and sees a steady stream of six gun packing Yahoos exulting the benefits of packing six guns. all she did was to emulate the behavior of those around her. As I said earlier, send her to bed without her dessert and forget all about the whole trivial incident. Later on when she shoots up a theater, church or some such there will be plenty of time to address what she learned as a child.

  • reman069 Nov 9, 3:00 p.m.

    junkmail5 - who said she gave unsupervised access to a firearm? The mother was sited for failure to secure. Do you know how this firearm was stored? You make it sound as if she left it lying on the couch next to the remote. It could have easily been stored with a gunlock at the top of a closet and the key was found. I don't know if you've ever had kids but they do have a tendency to get into things. Again, I do not condone the action but pretending you know all the details and are willing to judge others is scary in itself.

  • junkmail5 Nov 9, 1:33 p.m.

    I would like to know more of her motivations before demonizing the parent though.
    reman069

    What motivation can you think of that would justify giving a 10 year old unsupervised access to a firearm and the ability to take it to school with them?

  • reman069 Nov 9, 12:54 p.m.

    Two years ago my wife starting yelling to me from downstairs that a guy was beating a woman in front of the house. I ran out and the guy took off but not before he beat the living hell out of this woman. I wife called the cops and it took about 40 minutes for them to arrive. My neighbors did not poke their heads out until the cops had pulled up. By this time I was livid. If your thinking to yourselves that this happened in the sticks - I live on the border between Raleigh and Cary. I told the wife then and there that we are protecting ourselves. My wife, my kids and myself have all been familiarized with firearms now. The kids are teenagers and as such have been instructed on the responsible handling of these firearms. Do I condone a 10 year old bringing a firearm to school - absolutely not. I would like to know more of her motivations before demonizing the parent though.

  • kimsstressed Nov 9, 12:45 p.m.

    A child that age knows guns are not allowed in school. I'm glad it appears she did not intend to "harm" anyone, but not too long ago, a child took a loaded gun to school, it accidentally went off, shot a classmate, eventually causing the classmate's death. They are charging the mother, but have not said how the child will be dealt with for taking a firearm on to school property. Is there a state mandated punishment for such? It would have been nice if this article contained a little more information... As a parent of school aged children, I would want as much information as allowed before feeling secure enough to send my child back to the school...

  • sammyg Nov 9, 12:39 p.m.

    I hope they dig a little deeper into this...a 10 year old is wise enough to know that taking a gun to school is not allowed. What was she up to???

  • ripetomatoes Nov 9, 12:28 p.m.

    Blame the mother or blame the child.
    A gun is an inanimate object.
    People have a wide variety of weapons available.
    What an irresponsible parent.

  • junkmail5 Nov 9, 10:31 a.m.

    your comments have nothing what's so ever to do with the subject at hand, but thank you for playing anyway.
    piene2

    To be fair, neither do yours so far.

    responsible gun owners secure their firearms. irresponsible ones like this mother get charged with crimes, and rightly so.

  • piene2 Nov 9, 10:16 a.m.

    "@piene2

    It's "dessert". And by the way, if it was a 45 it's pretty unlikely it was a "six gun". Probably a semi-automatic instead. Good day
    holland103"

    Whom cares what sort of gun it was? A gun is a gun and your comments have nothing what's so ever to do with the subject at hand, but thank you for playing anyway.

  • Offshore Nov 9, 10:10 a.m.

    Because we all know-- Please, Please don't hurt my family!!! carries the same kinetic energy as a 230 grain bullet in the heart of a home invader. They should have locked it up. The parent was not responsible but you don't stop bringing food in the house just because you get food poisoning.
    Dethklok

    The locks on my house aren't for my safety...

  • Offshore Nov 9, 10:09 a.m.

    For the record, the kid is not to blame. It's the parents responsibility to teach the kids right from wrong and enforce those rules they impose.

  • Offshore Nov 9, 10:07 a.m.

    piene2:
    Just because you live in fear of guns doesn't mean everyone does. You obviously haven't taken my advice and gone to a firing range and actually learned and handled a gun, a "face your fears" type of thing. Just because you are afraid of a gun doesn't give you the right to impose your beliefs on everyone else. When you educate yourself, and open your mind and horizons a little, let us know.

  • feistyredhead2001 Nov 9, 9:50 a.m.

    .... what a shame, maybe this is the start of holding irresponsible parents accountable. What if she would have hurt herself or another student? People with children at home need to be more careful.... lock up those guns!

  • Dethklok Nov 9, 9:29 a.m.

    "A good reason NOT to have a gun at home if you have kids.
    injameswetrust2003"

    Because we all know-- Please, Please don't hurt my family!!! carries the same kinetic energy as a 230 grain bullet in the heart of a home invader. They should have locked it up. The parent was not responsible but you don't stop bringing food in the house just because you get food poisoning.

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Nov 9, 9:28 a.m.

    @piene2

    It's "dessert". And by the way, if it was a 45 it's pretty unlikely it was a "six gun". Probably a semi-automatic instead. Good day

  • nclgw Nov 9, 9:11 a.m.

    Why would someone--a 10 year old--take a loaded gun to school with no intent to harm anyone....this is not a buttered biscuit we're talking about here.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Nov 9, 9:09 a.m.

    Its NOT very unusual for parents to take their kids to the shooting range, under strict supervision, and teach them how to shoot smaller caliber weapons. A 45 is a little too much for a 10 year-old. But the girl probably felt comfortable around guns and thought the 45 was 'neat'. I don't own any guns except for a pellet gun and BB gun. My kids shot those when they were 5 or 6, under supervision. They went to the shooting range 2 years ago when they were 13 and 15. They shot three different guns, the largest of which was a 45. Its NOT uncommon.

  • drm19642000 Nov 9, 8:59 a.m.

    Nothing wrong with a loaded gun in the house. There was no disapline from the parents where the daughters bounders were in the house.

  • veyor Nov 9, 8:39 a.m.

    It sure would be nice to know something about this story. It's suspicious that a 10 year old girl would bring a gun to school, not a boy, but unusual for a girl. Why did the girl bring it to school? Did she in fact put the gun in her bookbag? How was it discovered? If it was a .45, it must have been a man's gun. Which man? We know absolutely nothing about this story.

  • piene2 Nov 8, 6:33 p.m.

    What is the big deal? This is six gun packing North Carolina. Send the kid to bed without her desert and forget about it. Oh I forgot, tell her she can not have a six gun until she is at least fifteen.

  • injameswetrust2003 Nov 8, 6:33 p.m.

    Glad to hear no one was hurt. What are these parents thinking? A good reason NOT to have a gun at home if you have kids.

  • Scubagirl Nov 8, 6:07 p.m.

    Glad they charged the mom. Parents need to be so very diligent in keeping guns away from kids. If they think it's hidden well, I'm here to tell you IT'S NOT!!!! NO PLACE in the home is 'hidden' unless it's locked up! Simple.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 8, 4:55 p.m.

    And the thing was loaded? Good grief.

  • heels21 Nov 8, 4:34 p.m.

    Glad everyone is safe. Even happier the mom was charged. Good outcome all around on this one.

  • ladyblue Nov 8, 4:05 p.m.

    OMGoodness- what happened to playing with doll babies. lol... these kids today skip the toy trucks and dolls for guns..

  • Plum Tuckered Nov 8, 3:45 p.m.

    Daggum -- A forty-five? That musta been one heavy backpack!

  • outlawwoman31 Nov 8, 3:40 p.m.

    makes me wonder what else this child has access to

  • thefensk Nov 8, 3:38 p.m.

    Oops!

  • Scubagirl Nov 8, 3:23 p.m.

    words escape me!

  • Skywatch_NC Nov 8, 3:13 p.m.

    Good grief!

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