Quick-thinking family keeps boy from bringing rifle to school





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Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is still investigating an incident in which a 13-year-old boy attempted to bring an AR-15 assault rifle to school.

Officials say that the boy was confronted by his father when he noticed that his son was “acting strange” while getting ready for school.

According to the boy’s grandfather, the boy was walking around the house with an “awkward form.”

The grandfather stated that he and the father had a feeling that the boy was trying to conceal something large under his clothes.

According to reports, when the father and grandfather confronted the boy, they discovered that he was hiding the AR-15. The father then searched the boy’s backpack and found a single loaded magazine.

Officials stated that the boy had planned on taking the assault rifle to Howard Middle school. The boy stated that several students at the school were bothering him and he wanted to take care of it.

The father took immediate action and transported the boy to a local mental health facility.

The boy’s name has not been released at this time and nor charges have been filed.

The investigation is ongoing.




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  • RepublicansAreGreedyRacists

    No charges for leaving a gun within reach of a child?

    • harry

      what about charges against the bully’s at the school?

      • RepublicansAreGreedyRacists

        What about charges against you for being an idiot?

        • annoyed

          wow, name calling. I can see in a debate with you poop might as well be flung, you should learn how to counter respond not just stoop to calling someone an idiot.

          • RepublicansAreGreedyRacists

            This isn’t a debate. It’s just a response to an idiot on the Internet.

          • ThisWorldisCorrupt

            It’s a shame but this is the world now.. No real conversation, just name calling and bs. The bullies should be dealt with asap, as this is an on going issue across the world. smh.. Name calling is a form of bullying @ RepublicansAreGreedyRacists

          • RepublicansAreGreedyRacists

            If you consider saying that someone is being an idiot name calling, then you have very thin skin. I don’t know how you function in this world. saying someone is being an idiot is more of an issue to you than keeping guns locked away from children? Wow.

          • ThisWorldisCorrupt

            First of all, how in the world is he being an “idiot” for stating the obvious about the bully’s needing to be dealt with? Right… sounds like you were just trying to hassle someone. Much like a bully would in the event one says or does something they don’t like…I already addressed the fact that the gun being accessible needs investigating. No where in my statement did I suggest that saying someone is an idiot is more of an issue than keeping a gun away from a child, you assumed this.. and you do know what that means, when you assume something.. right… Bullying is a very serious issue that we have going on in this world and it starts with name calling and often ends much worse.. with the likes of physical bullying, harassment, etc.. These things do cause others to get severely depressed and at times the kid harms themselves and/or others.

    • ThisWorldisCorrupt

      Hopefully this is being investigated, however, it doesn’t mean it was in reach of the child. The kid could have been sneaky and figured out where it was hidden, or picked the lock, or cracked the combo.. etc..

      • RepublicansAreGreedyRacists

        If a child has the gun, then it was obviously in reach of the child. If the lock was so shoddy that it was able to be picked or have the combo cracked then obviously it’s not safely locked away. And if it was just hidden that’s not good enough either. The letter of the law doesn’t say a word about sneaky children, it’s written to keep guns safely away from them.

  • gunnerv1

    I remember when I was in JR and SR High School, we could bring our Firearms with us to school. I refinished my Shotguns Stock in JR High Wood Shop (I wasn’t interested in the usual “Candy Dish or Ashtray” in shop)