The number of kids this year who brought guns to their schools

By Natasha Khan | PublicSource | July 8, 2016

Kids were caught bringing guns to schools at least 269 times during the 2015-16 academic year, including eight times in Pennsylvania (see map below), according to an analysis of media reports by The Trace, an online news outlet focused on gun issues in America.

The most recent occurrence in the state was May 25 in Philadelphia when a second grader found his father’s loaded Glock in his backpack. The father, a security guard with a license to carry, said he accidentally put it in the bag when readying his son for school and forgot to remove it. There were no charges filed against him.

Other incidents in Pennsylvania include:

Bellefonte: On March 18, an 18-year-old was arrested after bringing an AR-15 assault rifle to school with 60 rounds of ammunition. He allegedly told an adult volunteer that he had “enough ammunition to shoot up the school.”…

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