gun

  • Toddler finds his father’s gun under pillow, shoots himself

    Police in Georgia say a 2-year-old boy who found a handgun under his father’s pillow has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the boy died Thursday after walking into a bedroom where his father was sleeping. A Clayton County police statement says the boy didn’t...
  • ‘Trigger happy’ Connecticut police officer fired

    A Hartford, Connecticut, police officer was fired after authorities investigated a video of him telling a group of young men he might shoot them if they fight or run. Officer Stephen Barone was answering a suspected trespassing call August 9 when he was recorded questioning a group of young...
  • Elementary student shot after classmate brings gun to school!

    An Alabama elementary school student was accidentally shot in the hand after a classmate brought a gun to school. The shooting happened Monday morning at Blossomwood Elementary School in Huntsville. Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray told news outlets a “small student” brought the gun to school. The student was...
  • 72-year-old man shows up at school dance with gun because music was too loud!

    Police in Thatcher, Arizona say a 72-year-old man who showed up at an outdoor high school dance Friday night with a gun didn’t intend to harm anyone, but he was allegedly upset about the loud music. They credited the DJ with preventing the incident from escalating. The dance took place...
  • Man pulls gun out in church and gets tackled!

    An Alabama man was arrested after he attempted to pull a gun from his holster during a church service Sunday, according to police. 34-year-old Thomas Zebulun Lewter is being charged with making a terrorist threat as he was speaking at the pulpit during Sunday’s service at O’Neal Church of...
  • Gun found in preschooler’s backpack was loaded, police say

    MARIETTA, Ga. — Marietta police now say a gun found in a preschooler’s backpack by school officials on Wednesday was loaded. According to the department, they were contacted by workers at First Baptist Church in Marietta when they found the handgun in the backpack of a student of their...
  • Stoneman Douglas teacher arrested after leaving gun in public bathroom

    (CNN)A teacher at the Parkland, Florida, high school where 17 students and teachers were shot to death was arrested for allegedly leaving a loaded gun in a public bathroom. According to a Broward County Sheriff’s report, Sean Simpson removed his 9mm Glock pistol while using the bathroom at the...
  • 1 student dead, another hurt by gun in Alabama high school

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Birmingham closed one of its largest schools for a thorough safety sweep Thursday after metal detectors and other security measures failed to keep students from handling a gun in a classroom where one 17-year-old was fatally shot and another wounded in an apparent accident. Birmingham Interim...
  • Middle school student brought gun to campus, police say

    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – Some Gwinnett County parents are on alert Tuesday morning after the district said a student brought a gun to school. We’re working on gathering more information for Channel 2 Action News.  Dr. Eli Welch, the principal at Shiloh Middle School, sent the following message to...