This week a second grade boy sparked a full scale lockdown in two schools in Middleton, Idaho. His crime; bringing what turned out to be a toy gun to school. Police discovered the toy gun after 45 minutes of searching the school, and then the boy was suspended. The lesson? Talk to your kids about weapon safety, and where toy guns should and should not go. It might also be a good idea to give your child's backpack a quick look-over as you send them off in to school.
In Clayton Missouri, three kindergarten students found a loaded hand-gun on the playground while out at recess at their elementary school. Thankfully, no injuries were reported. But this type of scenario is how many gun accidents happen: kids stumble upon a weapon, assume it to be a toy, and then tragically find out otherwise. It appears the kids did the right thing by leaving it alone and telling a teacher. Both of these examples show us why it is so important to talk to your kids about all types of gun safety.
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