Students & guns, what do districts do?

By Pam Stevens

Students and GunsIn the past two weeks this nation, including Washington State, has been witness to the devastation that occurs when kids bring guns to school.

First the shooting in Bremerton, Kitsap County, shocked parents in Western Washington when the “shooter” was a 9-year-old boy who accidentally shot his fellow third grader, Amina Kocer-Bowman, 8, in the stomach. She is still in critical condition at Haborview Medical Center.

It’s hard to call this young boy a shooter when it is alleged that the gun went off accidentally while it was in the boy’s backpack. But why did he have a gun at school to begin with and how did he get his hands on that gun?
Just last week, an Ohio teenager went on a shooting spree at a suburban Cleveland high school where he shot and killed one other boy and left four other students injured before taking off.

Full story of students and guns at Lake Stevens Journal