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Friday, June 5, 2009

More socialization at school - kids these days

Here is the link.

From the article:

At the middle school, a 9mm semi-automatic handgun was found in the swim bag of an 11-year-old girl at the metal detectors this morning.

Penn Hills police Chief Howard Burton said the gun was fully loaded but there was not a bullet in the chamber.

How can it be fully loaded if there was not a "bullet" in the chamber? Can I assume that there was a cartridge case with primer and powder in the chamber, but no bullet? Or did the police chief just not know what he was talking about?

Also in the article is a bit about a kid talking on a cell phone in the hall which was apparently against the rules. From the article:

At Penn Hills High School this morning, Chief Burton said, a student was walking up and down a hallway, using a cell phone. School policy permits students to have cell phones but not to use them during school except in emergencies, Chief Burton said.

A Penn Hills police officer told him to put the phone away and go to class.

"The kid refused to listen," Chief Burton said. "The officer took him by the arm and said, 'You have to go to the office.' The student resisted, pushed the officer. The officer, defending himself, took out his stun gun and did a drive stun."

Chief Burton said a drive stun involves pushing the Taser against a portion of the body and squeezing the trigger, thus immobilizing a portion of the body, such as the leg. He said this affects about a 2- or 3-inch area.

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