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A Northeast Middle School student getting off the bus on Monday handed two guns over to their bus driver, a spokesperson with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools said.
The incident occurred at the bus stop at Reedy Creek Road and Harrisburg Road on bus number 1341.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department confirmed the guns were real and both of them were loaded.
The boy is in 7th grade and witnesses say he wanted to go to Washington to shoot government officials.
Police say the 7th grader will be charged with eight counts of kidnapping and two counts of possession of a weapon on school grounds
"Not one of us gotten a phone call," CMS parent Jimmy Hawk said. "About this incident. I don't need to find out about it on the news."
attendance records, bus number, children on the bus, phone numbers of parents, accurate phone numbers of parents and make the calls? Obviously just a little less time than it takes for news crews monitoring police radios to show up on scene.
Originally posted by MikeNice81
reply to post by CodeRed3D
Actually in NC there is a safe storage law. If the guns belonged to the parents they could be looking at jail time. Since no one was hurt they probably will be looking at less severe punishment. However, they probably will be losing their ability to buy or sell a gun legally in NC.
Originally posted by banandar123
Sounds like this kid spent way too much time on ATS, lol.
Seriously, though, I hope they don't go too hard on the kid. Afterall, although what he said/did was very wrong, he is only a 7th grader, probably 12 or so. I know it sounds cliche, but kids that age often don't realize that what they do can have a tremendous effect on their own lives and the lives of others. I hate to see things like this happen.
Originally posted by Expat888
Kudos to the bus driver for keeping calm and resolving it in a way where nobody was injured..
Find it very curious a boy that age choosing to go after government officials - not exactly something that most kids think of.. Have a feeling theres more to the story but doubt it will be publicised.. S&F
Originally posted by RUDDD
Oh yeah punish the kid for the doing the right thing, remember he DIDNT shoot anyone regardless of his intentions. He knew he was about to do something wrong and did the adult thing about it. Meanwhile kids who do far worse (I mean stab, burn, shoot, you name it) get handouts from the state and treated like daddys little buttercup in the hope they don't do it again.
No wonder the world is screwed up with this mentality.
The U.S Constitution gives us the right to bear arms for the express purpose of using them to overthrow our own government when it becomes corrupt and a harm to the people. Again, Bravo young man! However - We just cannot go around on our own doing that which Is Right And Legal in the eyes of the Constitution without a little thought to the problem. You cannot threaten civilians or hold them hostage. That is not a right given to us by the Constitution, so you got yourself in trouble. Don't do that again.