Utah Boy Brings Gun to School

    TINLEY PARK, IL - OCTOBER 18:  Fred Lutger, owner of Freddie Bear Sports, shows a Ruger Single Ten .22 caliber revolver being offered for sale at his store on October 18, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois.  Facing a $267.5 million fiscal 2013 budget gap, Cook County, which includes the City of Chicago and suburbs, has proposed a tax of 5 cents per bullet and $25 on each firearm sold at gun and sporting goods stores in the county. Lutger, who has owned Freddie Bear Sports for 35 years, is concerned with the impact the tax will have on his store which is located about 2 miles inside the Cook County line.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    The children are afraid. That’s one takeaway from the story of a Utah sixth grader who brought a gun to his Salt Lake City elementary school in order to—he reportedly said—defend himself from an attack like the massacre in Newtown, Conn. The .22-caliber handgun he took to West Kearns Elementary was left at home by a relative. The boy, whose name has not been released, apparently waved the gun at other students during morning recess. When questioned by administrators, he said that his parents had sent him to school with the gun for protection, which the family adamantly denies.

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