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Teen charged with taking gun to school

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A North Augusta teenager was charged with taking an unloaded pellet gun onto school property Monday, according to Lt. Tim Pearson, North Augusta Public Safety spokesman.

Public Safety officers received an anonymous call before 11:30 a.m. that a student might have a weapon at North Augusta High School.

The student was removed from class for questioning, and the gun was found in a book bag.

The 14-year-old was charged with possession of a weapon on school property and taken to the state Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.

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dwb619
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dwb619 09/13/10 - 05:34 pm
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How times have changed. In

How times have changed. In the late 60's, at NAHS, the school secretary would put your shotgun in the principals office for safe keeping until end of day. Lot of students left right after school to go to dove fields.

yellowbear
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yellowbear 09/13/10 - 06:17 pm
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WOW! Arrest a kid for having

WOW! Arrest a kid for having a toy..... Why not just call his parents.

3g
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3g 09/13/10 - 06:27 pm
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AC ..... SC Bureau .... you

AC ..... SC Bureau .... you have got to be joking with that headline - " School weapon " ????????? What , exactly are you attempting to insinuate ? That is a really pathetic attempt to brainwash your readers .

dwb619
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dwb619 09/13/10 - 06:39 pm
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A pellet gun, .177 caliber,

A pellet gun, .177 caliber, can do quite a bit of harm. I was just making an attempt to point out how drastically our culture has changed over the years.

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corgimom 09/13/10 - 08:01 pm
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Yellowbear, because it's a

Yellowbear, because it's a felony to bring a pellet gun to school. That's why.

Can pellet guns injure people? Yes.

Is there any reason to bring a pellet gun to school? No.

Since he was arrested and transported to DJJ in Columbia, do you think this was just a kid bringing a toy to school, or something more?

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pommom38 09/13/10 - 08:29 pm
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As usual, posters that think

As usual, posters that think nothing is wrong with this. Apparently the cops thought it serious enough. There was one cop car there at 11:30, when I left (5 minutes later) there were four and an investigator. So hmm, if they took him off for a *toy*, then wow.. But obviously there was more to this incident. I know N Augusta officers swarm one incident all the time, apparently they have nothing better to do, but seriously? I had just told my stepson that something bad must have just happened.
The kid knew better than to bring anything resembling a weapon to school, so hope they learn from this!!

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curly123053 09/13/10 - 08:36 pm
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I ran an EMS call of a child

I ran an EMS call of a child shot in the right side of the head with a pellet gun accidently as his friend was pumping the gun. The entry wound did not look like much to worry about, but the boys right eye had blood in it and the boy's level of consciousness was somewhat diminished. When we first arrived the wound was so slight that we were not sure if the pellet bounced off his skull or what. But the more we were evaluating him we realized this boy had a brain injury. The boy was airlifted to MUSC in Charleston where they discovered the pellet had penetrated the skull and entered the boy's brain......So, to reply to the one who referred to the pellet gun as a toy, think again. Fortunately this boy turned out okay after surgery without any long term problems but it could have easily went the other way. This shooting in the late 1990's in a rural part of Bamberg County showed me that a pellet gun has the power to cause serious injury, even accidently.

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dwb619 09/13/10 - 08:38 pm
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CO-2 powered pellet guns have

CO-2 powered pellet guns have dispatched more urban squirrels than any other weapon. Silent and lethal. A .22 short, fired thru an old style baby bottle nipple was also silent, for the first two or three rounds.

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curly123053 09/13/10 - 10:21 pm
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CowboyFan, that was very good

CowboyFan, that was very good info. I found it interesting since I ran that EMS call noted above. Pellet guns are not toys for kids. Pellet and BB guns should only be used with proper adult supervision.

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bettyboop 09/14/10 - 09:04 am
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"WOW! Arrest a kid for having

"WOW! Arrest a kid for having a toy..... Why not just call his parents."......because his parents are the reason this kid has no respect for the rules.

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workingirl32 09/14/10 - 12:49 pm
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must be a joke right, toy

must be a joke right, toy gun?

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blakkone 09/14/10 - 02:28 pm
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For those of you who say it

For those of you who say it was just a "TOY" gun, no harm, let that kid pull that "TOY" gun out on a real cop and watch all the cops pull out their "TOY" guns and see if the situation still ends humourously.

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corgimom 09/14/10 - 08:25 pm
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That "toy" gun can put an eye

That "toy" gun can put an eye out.

And you only get two of them. Forever.

I bought little squirt guns for K kids, the kind we all grew up with. I had to return them.

No guns at school means- no guns at school. Of any kind.

What is so difficult to understand about that?

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disssman 09/14/10 - 08:29 pm
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Bettyboop. How right you

Bettyboop. How right you are.

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pommom38 09/14/10 - 08:57 pm
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Asked my stepson if they were

Asked my stepson if they were a buzz about this today at school, and of course they were. Trouble is, most will learn nothing from this incident!

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