5th-grader's gun falls from backpack

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ATLANTA - A fifth-grader has been suspended from a Douglasville elementary school after an unloaded gun fell out of his backpack.

The incident occurred as students were being dismissed for the day, says Arbor Station Elementary Principal Melissa Joe.

In a mesage on the school's Web site, Joe says several students saw the gun and told the teacher, who confiscated the weapon and took the child to the principal's office.

The incident has been turned over to authorities.

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KSL 05/07/10 - 07:40 pm
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Good grief. Who is the

Good grief. Who is the parent?

charliemanson
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charliemanson 05/07/10 - 07:56 pm
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Since teachers can't protect

Since teachers can't protect kids from the bullies, they got to do the next best thing. LOL.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 05/07/10 - 08:46 pm
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I am really more concerned

I am really more concerned about our local schools and children. I wonder if the Douglasville paper, if there is one, is reporting on our local problems concerning schools and children???

gaspringwater
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gaspringwater 05/07/10 - 09:22 pm
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Not surprising! Guns are

Not surprising! Guns are getting as plentiful as children's toys. The legislature needs to take action! Something like little kids can carry guns on the playground but not in the building, unless they have a note from their parents.

justus4
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justus4 05/08/10 - 06:42 am
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Guns can be carried into
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Guns can be carried into places of worship, according to a new law. Guns can now be carried into National Environmental Refuges and every 2nd Amendm't clown wants even more "gun rights." So, in view of those realities, what sane citizen is surprised at kids getting caught with guns in their backpack? Oh, there must be something else at work here.

JohnQPublic
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JohnQPublic 05/08/10 - 08:27 am
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What's wrong with these

What's wrong with these stupid parents that they would not lock up guns!!!!! This could have been a tragedy!

fd1962
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fd1962 05/08/10 - 09:02 am
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Nothing new. Just a kid
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Nothing new. Just a kid having some fun... When I was in grade school (a while back) Eugene Boggs, a husky boy who wore bibb overalls with no shirt beneath, brought a stick of dynamite to school on the bus in his lunch box (remember those?), impressing us other delinquents. When exposed eventually, he slugged the Principal and ran all the way home. He returned the next morning, same bus, new lunchbox, no problem. Things never change.

FaceTheMusic
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FaceTheMusic 05/08/10 - 09:16 am
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What's the problem here?

What's the problem here? This child should have his 2nd amendment rights, too. That's the problem with our country--not enough guns! If every child, starting in the first grade, had a gun, then those playground disputes could be resolved more quickly. If all teachers had a gun, classroom discipline could be maintained. I certainly hope the NRA steps in quickly to ensure that this child is not discriminated against. And surely the GA legislature will pass a law next session to ensure that his gun rights are ensured. He should even be able to take his gun into bars, churches, and airports, along with his parents. If this child's gun rights are taken away, it will be just another example of Obama's socialist, marxist, communist, and fascist philosophies (did I miss one?) taking over this country!

fd1962
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fd1962 05/08/10 - 09:45 am
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Right, FaceTheMusic. They're
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Right, FaceTheMusic. They're trying to ruin our country. In 2-1/2 hrs. of TV last night, I only counted eleven bloody murders. That's DOWN from seventeen the night before. Where's it all going to end anyhow?!

gaspringwater
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gaspringwater 05/08/10 - 12:48 pm
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Gun insanity is becoming

Gun insanity is becoming commonplace. A 14 year old LaFayette, Georgia kid was hit with a flying Twinkie on the school bus. So he pulled a .44 caliber revolver, pointed it at another youngster and pulled the trigger. The revolver wasn't loaded. The ammo the student had didn't fit that caliber gun.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-05-07/5th-graders-gun-fall...

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UncleBill 05/09/10 - 08:03 am
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So this is why teachers need

So this is why teachers need classroom assistants, to watch their backs while they turn to write on the board? Then part of the qualification for classroom assistant would be to fire Expert?

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corgimom 05/09/10 - 09:52 pm
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It was probably the

It was probably the mother/father/babydaddy/uncle/cousin/auntie etc. that put it there.

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