11-year-old arrested after bringing loaded gun to school

Published on February 8, 2024 at 3:32 pm

An 11-year-old is in custody after police say he brought a loaded 9 mm gun to Beauclerc Elementary School on Monday.

An arrest report from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office indicates that the boy showed the gun to other students on the school bus to school and then showed it off in the bathroom at school.

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The report says he was seen “racking the slide and waving it around.” Three students, ages 9 and 10, told a teacher about what they saw. When a school administrator searched the 11-year-old’s belongings, they found the gun.

The police report says he wanted to kill another student and the gun belongs to his mother and was not stolen. He’s facing charges of possessing a weapon or firearm on school property and making threats.

The school’s principal called parents on Monday to inform them about confiscating the loaded firearm from the student.

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