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VA – March 9, 2020 – Stafford student arrested after bringing a loaded gun to high school

A 14-year-old student at Mountain View High School in Stafford County was taken into custody Monday after deputies found a loaded handgun in his gym locker, police said. His locker was searched about 11:20 a.m. and a loaded .40-caliber Taurus handgun was recovered. [full article]

DE – March 4, 2020 – Handgun slips out of student’s backpack at Concord High School

A 17-year-old Wilmington boy was charged after bringing a handgun to Concord High School in Brandywine Hundred on Wednesday morning. The boy was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a prohibited juvenile, possession of a weapon in a safe school zone and tampering with physical evidence. He was arraigned in Family Court and committed to a juvenile facility on $20,000 secured bail.  [full article]

VA – February 24, 2020 – Student arrested for bringing gun to school

A Central High School student was arrested for bringing a gun to school, King & Queen County Public Schools Superintendent Carol Carter wrote in an email to parents on Monday. A School Resource Officer searched the student, and took possession of a handgun. The student was arrested and taken into custody. ”  [full article]

AR – February 20, 2020 – 2 middle school students arrested after bringing guns to school

Two students at middle schools in Pulaski County brought firearms to school this week, authorities said. A Mabelvale Middle School student was arrested and charged Thursday with possessing a handgun on school property, Little Rock police said.  [full article]

SC – February 18, 2020 – 15-year-old accused of bringing gun to Marlboro County school

Police arrested and charged a 15-year-old boy Tuesday for being in possession of a gun on campus, according to Marlboro County School District Superintendent Dr. Gregory McCord. The teenager is being taken to the South Carolina Dept. of Juvenile Justice.  [full article]

PA – FEBRUARY 17, 2020 – Kindergarten student brings gun to Pittsburgh school

A Pittsburgh kindergarten student brought a gun to school Friday morning. A staff member at Allegheny K-5 in the city’s North Side neighborhood was helping at the building’s metal detector and found the gun in the student’s bag.  [full article]

NM – February 17, 2020 – Teen arrested at Albuquerque high school with 2 loaded guns

Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was arrested after being found with two loaded guns on the campus of his Albuquerque high school. The sophomore at Atrisco Heritage Academy was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school premises.  [full article]

FL – February 12, 2020 – Boy, 13, found with 2 guns and 4 knives at middle school

A 13-year-old boy in Northeast Florida faces felony charges after investigators say he brought two guns and four knives to school. The school went on a modified lockdown to keep students and staff safe while authorities detained the student.  [full article]

TX – February 12, 2020 – Kids bringing guns to school at an alarming rate

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, during the 2016-17 school year, there were more than three-thousand cases of kids bringing guns to schools. While exact data from 2018-2019 isn’t clear, a report from Fortune Magazine found nearly four-hundred school gun incidents reported in the media, including six in Harris County, Texas.  [full article]

MA – FEBRUARY 11, 2020 – Holyoke grandfather to be arraigned on charges after his 5-year-old grandson brings gun to school

A 5-year-old boy carried a loaded .22 cal. handgun from his grandfather’s home to his pre-Kindergarten class at White Elementary School Friday. Police recovered the weapon before the boy could take from his backpack and there were no injuries.  [full article]

FL – February 11, 2020 – Police: 2 guns, 1 loaded, found inside 13-year-old’s backpack at middle school (VIDEO)

Jenkins Middle School is on modified lockdown after two guns were found in a 13-year-old’s backpack on campus Tuesday, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Knives were also located within the backpack. Police were able to secure the guns, one of which was loaded.  [full article]

TN – FEBRUARY 5, 2020 –   8th grader charged with bringing loaded pistol to Madison Middle School

Metro Police charged an eighth grader for allegedly bringing a loaded pistol to Madison Middle School. Police discovered the gun in the 13-year-old’s backpack during a random search of a classroom by Metro Schools security.  [full article]

NC – January 29, 2020 – Suspect in custody after gun found on campus at Vance High School

A gun was found on the campus of Vance High School in University City Wednesday morning, officials said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said the gun was found in some bushes outside the school. Officials said a suspect was identified and taken into custody.  [full article]

OH – January 29, 2020 – Nearly 50 guns have been brought to buildings across the Columbus City Schools district. (VIDEO)

Within the past four school years, 45 guns have been found on campuses throughout the district. That number includes six guns that were found at schools this school year. This past Monday, police said a 15-year-old brought a loaded gun to Centennial High School. It is the most recent firearm found on campus.  [full article]

WI – January 28, 2020 – Student brings loaded gun to Beloit school, stepfather arrested

A gun is found in a student’s backpack Tuesday morning at Todd Elementary School in Beloit, WI. A teacher confiscated the backpack. Police arrested the student’s 36-year-old stepfather, Brian Walker, for leaving a loaded weapon within reach or easy access of a child.  [full article]

KS – January 28, 2020 – Gun found at Heights High School, student arrested

A Heights High School student was arrested on Tuesday after a handgun was found in the student’s backpack. A spokesperson for the district said there was no threat made and the student was arrested without incident.  [full article]

OR – January 28, 2020 – Following lockdown, 15-year-old arrested for bringing gun to Sweet Home High School

Police have arrested a 15-year-old student they say brought a gun to Sweet Home High School on Tuesday. It was determined that a 15-year-old boy brought a gun and showed others, saying that he intended to use the gun on another student.  [full article]

KY – January 27, 2020 – Gun found in JCPS elementary school student’s backpack

Officials are investigating after a gun was found Monday inside a student’s backpack at a JCPS elementary school. Hazelwood Elementary sent a letter home to parents after a staff member located the gun.  [full article]

KY – January 27, 2020 – Gun found in student’s backpack at Hazelwood Elementary

A gun was found in a student’s backpack Monday inside Hazelwood Elementary School. The gun, which was found by another student, was never used in a threatening manner.  [full article]

AL – January 24, 2020 – Gun in First Grader’s Pocket Goes Off, No One Hurt

A 1st grader at J.E. Hobbs Elementary in Camden brought a gun to school in his jacket pocket. Saulsberry says the gun was accidentally discharged in a classroom. The parents of the 6-year-old child are now are in custody.  [full article]

IL – JANUARY 21, 2020 – Boy, 12, Suspended From School After Bringing Gun To Sauk Elementary

A 12-year-old boy has been suspended from school for 10 days, after he was caught bringing a gun to Sauk Elementary School in south suburban Richton Park.  [full article]

SC – January 22, 2020 – 2nd grader removed from an Upstate school after bringing BB gun, firing it in backpack

A second grade student at Marshall Primary School reportedly brought a BB gun to school on Wednesday and fired a shot while the gun was still in his backpack. The student has been removed from school while this is under further investigation.  [full article]

FL – January 22, 2020 – Mount Dora High students accused of bringing gun on campus (video)

Mount Dora High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after a gun was found on campus.  a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were taken into custody and a handgun was recovered. The gun was not loaded and no threats were ever made, according to police.  [full article]

OK – January 14, 2020 – 3rd grade student brings gun to Okemah school (VIDEO)

Okemah Public Schools said Tuesday that a third grade student brought a gun to school. School administrators found the gun in a backpack upon investigating a report that the student may have a gun. Law enforcement officers were called in to take the gun and student into custody.  [full article]

GA – January 13, 2020 – Juvenile brings stolen gun onto school campus

Police responded to an incident last week where a juvenile was found to be in possession of a firearm at Cairo High School. Jamal Marquaris Brown, 23, informed law enforcement Thursday morning that his Taurus 9mm handgun had been stolen from his 4th Street SW apartment by two CHS students.  [full article]

CA – January 10, 2019 – Las Lomas High student arrested after handgun confiscated

A student at Las Lomas High School was arrested on campus Thursday after a handgun was found in his backpack. he student, who was not identified because he is a minor, was arrested on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm and transported to the police station, according to police.  [full article]

FL – January 9, 2020 – Student arrested on new charges after bringing gun to Harns Marsh Middle School

Anthony Hernandez, 12, showed off the gun on the bus before school. Once at school, Hernandez took the gun out of his bag and showed it to another student. While in class, Hernandez took the loaded gun out of his bag again and pointed it at the head of another student. Afterward, he told his classmates if they reported what he did to school staff, he would shoot them.  [full article]

TX – January 9, 2020 – Lubbock ISD Police Chief responds to gun brought to Coronado Campus (VIDEO)

On Thursday, Lubbock Independent School District responded to reports of a student bringing a gun to campus. Seventeen-year-old Salvador Tienda was taken into custody on charges of unlawful carrying of a weapon and evading arrest, according to police. [full article]

FL – January 8, 2020 – Student Arrested for Allegedly Bringing Gun to Miami Carol City High

A student from Miami Carol City High School in Miami Gardens was arrested after a tip led police officers to find a gun in the teen’s backpack. Wednesday’s arrest is just one of three recent school scares across Miami-Dade County over the past three days. Miami-Dade County Public Schools confirmed a threat was made on social media targeting a student on the Carol City High campus. That tip led school officials to another student and a gun on the property.  [full article]

FL – JANUARY 7, 2020 – Two students brought unloaded handgun, BB gun to North Miami school, officials said

Two middle school students gave their North Miami school a scare on their first day back from winter break when they brought an unloaded handgun and a BB gun on campus, school district officials said.  [full article]

WA – January 7, 2020 – Student arrested for allegedly bringing loaded gun to Kamiakin High School

Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy after allegations that he brought a loaded gun to school. A teacher reported that a student’s backpack was left in their classroom. When security arrived, they opened the backpack to find drugs and a loaded pistol.  [full article]

CO – December 20, 2019 – Student found with loaded gun at Colorado school

A 15-year-old student at Hinkley High School in Aurora was arrested Thursday morning after police found a loaded gun in the waistband of his pants, according to a spokesperson for the Aurora Police Department (APD).  [full article]

FL – December 19, 2019 – Gun found in student’s backpack at West Palm Beach middle school

A Roosevelt Middle School student faces criminal charges after a gun was found in his backpack on campus. The gun was discovered Wednesday after students at the West Palm Beach school alerted administrators. Police safely removed the weapon from the student’s backpack and took him into custody.  [full article]

OH – December 18, 2019 – Loaded gun found at Grove City High School

A loaded handgun was recovered from the backpack of a student at Grove City High School Wednesday. A student reported that another student brought a gun to school. The school resource officer, a Grove City Police officer removed  the gun without incident.  [full article]

TX – December 16, 2019 – Teen, student identified as suspects in loaded gun incident at Grapevine High

A Grapevine High School student and a teen who wasn’t a student were identified Monday as suspects who authorities say had a loaded pistol on campus.  [full article]

TX – December 16, 2019 – 2 Teenagers Arrested After Gun Found At Grapevine High School (VIDEO)

Police arrested two teenagers, Tavian Price and Christopher Bishop, after a student notified officials about a photo on Snapchat depicting another student posing with the gun in his waistband while on campus.  [full article]

PA – December 16, 2019 – Police: Student, 16, in custody after having loaded gun at Dieruff High School

A 16-year-old student is in custody after Allentown police say he had a loaded handgun at school.  [full article]

VA – December 15, 2019 – High school students charged after gun discharges in class

Two 17- and 16-year-old students have been charged after a handgun accidentally discharged in a high school classroom. Both students attend Maury High School and are being held at the Norfolk Detention Center (after one of the juveniles) sustained a gunshot wound to the hand when it accidentally discharged.  [full article]

CA – December 15, 2019 – Elementary school boy brings a GUN to California school

A six-year-old boy brought a gun to a elementary school authorities learned — yet parents of other students didn‘t learn about it for nearly two weeks. A grandmother found the gun in her six-year-old grandson‘s backpack.  [full article]

WA – December 13, 2019 – Guns surrendered from home of Shoreline teen who allegedly brought ammo to school

Several rifles and handguns have been surrendered to police from the Shoreline home of a 14-year-old who brought ammunition to Shorecrest High School earlier this week.  [full article]

IL – December  13, 2019 – New Findings About Firearm Access, Use Among Children in Cook County (VIDEO)

Illinois has one of the highest numbers of guns recovered from kids 17 and under, according to new data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives, nearly 600 in 2018.  [full article]

TX – December 13, 2019 – Gun Found At Grapevine High School, 4 Teens Charged

Grapevine High School went on lockdown Friday afternoon after a student posted an image on Snapchat of an individual with a gun in his waistband in the Grapevine High School cafeteria. The gun was later found in a student’s backpack and police took four students into custody.  [full article]

OK – December 13, 2019 – Student arrested after bringing gun, ammo to school, police say

A student has been arrested after they brought a gun to Capps Middle School Friday, Dec. 13, the district confirmed. The (school) staff took action and discovered an unloaded weapon and ammunition in the student’s bag. Police confiscated the items and an arrest was made.  [full article]

WI – December 10, 2019 – Teen charged with recklessly endangering safety after allegedly pointing a gun in school

Charges have been filed against a student who pointed a gun at officers inside a Wisconsin high school after he allegedly pointed it at another student’s head. 18-year-old Tyrone Smith says he was “tired of being picked on.”  [full article]

NC – December 10, 2019 – Student charged with having gun at school

A Pitt County high school student has been charged with having a weapon at school. After investigating, the Greenville Police Department identified and located the 15-year-old student, and he was taken into custody on Monday. [full article]

FL – December 10, 2019 – Police: Student brings loaded gun to Orlando school (VIDEO)

A 16-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to Jones High School on Monday, the Orlando Police Department said. Police said a student and school staff notified a school resource officer about the gun, which the officer discovered on (the student).  [full article]

TX –December 5, 2019 – McCollum High School student brought gun on campus, officials say

Harlandale Independent School District police and McCollum High School administrators opened an investigation Thursday after a student reportedly brought a gun on campus.  [full article]

MI – December 5, 2019 – 17-year-old student in custody after bringing a gun to Union High School

A 17-year-old Union High School student was taken into custody Thursday after officer found a firearm in the student’s backpack.  [full article]

OR – December 4, 2019 – A 16-year-old student was arrested with a gun and ammunition at Oregon City High School, according to police.

The Oregon City Police Department school resource officer received a tip at 11 a.m. Wednesday that a student had a gun in his waistband.  [full article]

WI – December 3, 2019 – Fears of school shootings hit eight Wisconsin high schools in three days.

In all, teenagers in at least eight high schools across Wisconsin were stung with terror within three days this week, in some cases leaving parents and school officials helpless and police in a position of using deadly force on children.  [full article]

WI – December 2, 2019 – Student shot at Waukesha South High School Had 2 Pellet Guns

Police say the 17-year-old student suspect brought two guns — that turned out to be pellet guns — to school because he was angry at another student.  [full article]

KY – November 25, 2019 – Henderson County High School student charged after allegedly taking loaded gun to school

A Henderson County High School student caught with a loaded firearm on campus Friday has been charged. The Henderson County School District said that the gun was found in the student’s backpack while school officials were taking disciplinary action.  [full article]

CA – NOV. 23, 2019 – 13-year-old allegedly threatened school shooting; had rifle, 100 rounds of ammo

A 13-year-old boy was taken into custody after allegedly threatening a shooting at a south Los Angeles middle school, authorities said Friday. A search warrant was obtained and investigators seized a rifle with a high-capacity magazine, about 100 rounds of ammunition, a list of students and staff, and a hand-drawn map of the school.  [full article]

GA – NOV. 21, 2019 – School admin allegedly find drugs and a gun in backpack (VIDEO)

Parents are stunned to find out a was student caught carrying a loaded gun and drugs on campus at Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs. [full article]

OK – Nov. 21, 2019 – Student Found With Gun At Hale Junior High School (VIDEO)

Tulsa Public Schools notified parents a student brought a gun to Hale Junior High Nov. 20. The school went on lockdown as a precaution.  [full article]

SC – Nov. 21, 2019 – Student charged after gun found on campus of Williams High School

Burlington police have charged a Williams High School student after a gun was found on campus. Dimaggio Rodriquez Robinson, 18, was found in possession of a gun on campus and charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds and carrying a concealed weapon.  [full article]

NM – Nov. 21, 2019 – New Mexico Police Arrest 2 Students Suspected of Having Guns

New Mexico authorities have arrested two 13-year old middle school students on charges of possession of deadly weapons on school property. A school resources officer says she found the students and (the guns) in their backpacks.  [full article]

NM – Nov 20, 2019 – Guns and knives seized from two 13-year-olds in Alamogordo

A school resource officer at Chaparral Middle School was notified about two students having guns and knives at the school. After identifying and locating the two students, they found a .40-caliber pistol in one student’s backpack and a .45-caliber pistol, along with two knives, in the other student’s backpack. The two students have been arrested. [full article]

GA – Nov. 20, 2019 – 2 students arrested after gun found at Barrow County high school 

Two students were arrested Tuesday morning after a firearm was discovered at Winder-Barrow High School, authorities said.  [full article]

GA – Nov. 19, 2019 – Teen arrested after guns found in bag

Authorities arrested a teenager for bringing guns to school. Police said an employee found two guns in the packback.  [full article]

IL – Nov. 19, 2019 – 2 students with pellet guns arrested at Senn High School during lockdown

Chicago: Senn High School was placed on lockdown Monday morning while the school’s resource officer searched for and arrested two students with pellet guns. [full article]

CA – Nov. 18, 2019 – Student arrested with gun at Yosemite High School

A student at Yosemite High School was arrested Monday afternoon for having a gun on campus. Officials say the student showed the gun to another student. That second student reported it to student leaders who then told on-campus staff.  [full article]

MI – Nov. 18, 2019 – Teen arrested with gun near Union City High School

A 14-year-old boy was arrested Monday near Union City High School with a loaded gun. Police said they were called after the student made threatening statements about two other students, which also prompted a lockdown. [full article]

KY – Nov. 17, 2019 – 13-year-old arrested in threat to ‘shoot up school with guns’ at Jones Middle School

According to a news release, the teen told another student that he was going to “shoot up the school with guns” and would target the “popular kids and teachers” at the school. [full article]

CA – Nov. 14, 2019 – California school shooting: A 16-year-old gunman shot 5

A teen whose birthday was Thursday went to his Southern California high school, pulled a pistol from his backpack and shot five classmates and himself in 16 seconds, authorities said. Two victims — a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy — died at a hospital. [full article]

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