In a terrifying situation, a 12-year-old boy walked into class, pointed gun at teacher's face and pulled the trigger.
Quad-City Times is reporting that according to court documents an Iowa boy brought the Smith & Wesson .22 to school to shoot his teacher. He pulled the trigger, but the safety was on, and prevented the gun from going off. The teacher was then able to wrestle the gun away from the child.
The unidentified boy is now being held on charges of attempted murder at the Scott County Juvenile Detention Center. He has not been named publicly because he will be tried as a juvenile. It is unknown where he got the gun.
Court documents reveal more details about gun incident at North Scott Junior High School https://t.co/abZpSTNn5f— Quad-City Times (@Quad-City Times)1536343606.0
The trigger was pulled, but the safety was on: Student's error may have saved North Scott teacher https://t.co/3PIZqwUK5V— The Courier (@The Courier)1536350345.0
North Scott Junior High student charged with attempted murder will remain in custody https://t.co/qh3vaStnrU https://t.co/GMQKIPo6oT— Quad-City Times (@Quad-City Times)1536608463.0
A word of advice for the gun owners.
Entirely preventable. Every firearm that falls into the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an ad… https://t.co/BlcpcBTWUM— Amber Gustafson (@Amber Gustafson)1536498964.0
Others had some stronger words.
@AmberForIowa The owner of that gun should be charged with careless storage of a firearm.— Brandy Stanford 🇨🇦 (@Brandy Stanford 🇨🇦)1536627155.0
@brandymstanford @AmberForIowa They should be charged with child endangerment, child neglect, just being shitty peo… https://t.co/0PUZxrE3KZ— cheese dusttt (@cheese dusttt)1536634061.0
@AmberForIowa @ChaChaRon We need absolute liability attached to each gun’s legal owner. Responsibility, right?— Tony Cope (@Tony Cope)1536628614.0
@AmberForIowa And the parents need to be prosecuted— FromUndertheCouch (@FromUndertheCouch)1536627082.0
@AmberForIowa Parents should bare all the consequences of not securing the firearms from their children. There’s no… https://t.co/hBM2YOhakb— Lassie_Fanatic (@Lassie_Fanatic)1536630063.0
@AmberForIowa How about this, don’t keep guns in the first place— Emmanuel 𓂀 🏊🏽🍕 𓅓🇬🇭🇺🇸🇬🇧🦄 (@Emmanuel 𓂀 🏊🏽🍕 𓅓🇬🇭🇺🇸🇬🇧🦄)1536630698.0
@AmberForIowa Those parents should be charged with something. If you want to own a gun, it comes with responsibilities.— Mark Gil Perez (@Mark Gil Perez)1536671677.0
@AmberForIowa Now the parents of this child need to have any other guns taken from their possession and red flagged… https://t.co/fqzLSeWusw— Aunt Granny a/k/a Kathy Schwab (@Aunt Granny a/k/a Kathy Schwab)1536667800.0
@AmberForIowa Parent should b arrested😡— Elaine Guthrie (@Elaine Guthrie)1536660806.0
@AmberForIowa This is correct, parents need to pay attention to their children. No parent should have firearms in unsecured places!— karla royal (@karla royal)1536639273.0
@AmberForIowa The gun owner (probably parents) should be held criminally responsible.— Sahara (@Sahara)1536633814.0
We can't even pretend to be shocked by this anymore.