Ten-Year-Old Accused of Selling Firearm at School For 300 Bucks

The vast majority of American gun  owners are responsible, upright, and patriotic individuals. However, now and then, a bad apple slips through, complicating matters for all the upstanding gun owners. This story falls into such a category, involving a mother  who, whether from distraction or neglect, failed to impart crucial knowledge about gun safety and regulations to her child. If the police's  account holds true, she's facing significant legal repercussions, given her familiarity with the intricacies of firearm ownership and the law.

In a startling incident, a 10-year-old in Florida is accused of bringing a gun to  school and selling it to another student for $300—a situation that underscores the critical  importance of educating the young about the serious responsibilities that come with guns.

From Click Orlando: 

Two 10-year-old boys were arrested Wednesday after one of the children sold a gun to the other at an elementary school, according to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office.

In a release, deputies said they responded to Country Oaks Elementary School on Wednesday morning. The school was placed on a brief lockdown.

After deputies and school officials interviewed the two students, the boys were arrested, the release shows.

Detectives explained that in February, one of the students agreed to trade a handgun — which belonged to his deceased father — for $300.

The gun was later found under a shed in one of the boys’ backyards, along with a baggie of marijuana that weighed around 74 grams, the sheriff’s office said.
The student who traded the handgun faces charges of selling a firearm to a minor, unlawful possession of a firearm by a minor, possession of a firearm on school property and grand theft of a firearm.

His mother is a deputy with the sheriff’s office and was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, officials with the sheriff’s office said.

Meanwhile, the other student faces charges of purchasing a firearm as a minor, unlawful possession of a firearm by a minor, possession of a firearm on school property and possession of marijuana over 20 grams.

Sounds like this is a pretty open and  shut case. The mother, who’s a sheriff, probably should start looking for a new line of work.

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