An 12-year-old armed child, who, according to his mother, had accidentally shot the family dog a few days ago, was arrested when it was discovered that he had taken three firearms, one of them loaded, to his school in northeast Florida, reported local media this Friday.
The detention of the armed child
His identity has not been reported, took place on Thursday at a private school in Callahan, according to information from the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office in northeastern Florida, near the border with Georgia.
A teacher was struck by the armed child carrying two food cases, one of which appeared to be very heavy, and ordered him to show what he was wearing.
In the heaviest there was a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol in addition to two boxes of 38-gauge ammunition, so he alerted the school’s management and the police.
An agent guarding the child in a room where he was isolated after the discovery of the weapons, realized he was carrying another weapon under his clothes.
He searched the armed child and discovered another semi-automatic pistol that was loaded and proceeded quickly to remove it.
On the child’s desk was then found a drawing of an armed man in front of a school and bodies of people with bloodstains around him, noted the medium.
The boy’s mother told police that her son had recently killed the family pet, a Chihuahua dog, by missing a shot from a pellet shotgun.
This Thursday he also learned of the arrest of a 14-year-old boy in Cape Coral, southwest Florida, as the alleged perpetrator of threats to his teachers in private messages sent during virtual classes by Zoom.
The minor is in a juvenile correctional room in Lee County and is charged with three counts of threat of shootings.
School shootings in other schools
In 2018, on Valentine’s Day, an alumman from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 people inside the school grounds with a semi-automatic rifle and awaits trial on charges punishable by the death penalty.
“Corporate money in politics is what prevents us from doing something about gun violence”
— Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabbie Giffords, on the night of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School shooting in Parkland, Florida – February 14, 2018 pic.twitter.com/2WPmi9ipHo
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) September 12, 2020
Below, you can watch a video that sought to highlight the problems that U.S. schools experience regarding shootings that have ended the lives of many minors.