Va. 6th-Grader Charged With Bringing Gun to School

The boy has been suspended from Damascus Middle School

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012  |  Updated 8:14 AM EDT
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Sixth Grader Accused of Bringing Gun to School

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A Washington County sixth-grader accused of bringing an unloaded gun to school has been ordered to participate in a detention alternatives program.

Media outlets report that the boy has been suspended from Damascus Middle School. He was assigned to a home electronic monitoring system during a hearing Tuesday in Washington County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

School and court authorities say the boy is accused of bringing an unloaded .22-caliber pistol, a knife and several rounds of ammunition to the school Monday morning. He didn't make any threats to anyone at the school.

Another student saw the ammunition and told a teacher.

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