Ensuring student safety at schools is a very important matter. Unfortunately, there have been many incidents of students bringing firearms to elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges. Recently, a student at a high school in Utah pulled a firearm on another student, point the gun at the other student’s head and also aimed the weapon into a crowd of his peers.
Apparently the student got into an altercation before school with another student. After the fight, the student went back into the school and returned with the firearm. Luckily, a witness called the school’s weapons hotline, which responded before any shots were fired. The student with gun is 16-years-old and is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault. Two other teens may face charges of firearm violations due to their involvement in the incident. Students charged with a crime will be entitled to representation by a Utah criminal defense attorney or the public defender’s office. If you would like to read more on this story please see Student brings gun to school, threatens peers.
All of the students are very lucky as this incident could have been very deadly. Bringing a firearm to school is punishable at the school level and criminally. If you would like to read more on Florida law regarding firearms please see Florida Law Regarding Minors (Under the Age of 18) and Firearms.