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Utah boy takes gun to school for 'protection'

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 00:45

Dec. 19 - An 11-year-old boy takes a gun to school, claiming he wants to defend himself from an attack similar to the one at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. Sarah Charlton reports.

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Just days after the deadly shooting in Connecticut, and an 11-year-old boy takes a gun to school in Utah, saying it's protection against similar attacks. The sixth-grader carried a handgun to West Kearns Elementary on Monday (December 17), claiming he wanted to defend himself. But during break, he allegedly waved the gun at classmates. SOUNDBITE: ISABELLE RIOS, STUDENT SAYING (English): "He pulled out a gun and he put it to my head, me and my friend Ted, and he said he was gonna kill us. But then he said... I told him I was gonna go tell, but he said, 'if you tell I'm gonna kill you.'" The gun was unloaded, although a different type of ammunition was reportedly found in the boy's backpack. He is now detained by police on assault and weapons charges.

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Utah boy takes gun to school for 'protection'

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 00:45