An 11-year-old boy was booked into a Salt Lake County juvenile detention facility after he showed up at his school on Monday packing a .22-caliber handgun.
Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said Tuesday that the boy, a sixth grader at West Kearns Elementary School, continued to insist he only brought the pistol to “protect himself and his friends from a Connecticut-style incident.”
On Friday, a gunman fatally shot 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., before killing himself. The West Kearns incident broke as funerals for the dead were under way in the shaken New England community.
Horsley said the 11-year-old boy was booked on suspicion of bringing a dangerous weapon onto school grounds and three counts of aggravated assault for allegedly pointing the weapon at students on the playground Monday.
Rod will ask what should be done with this 11 year old as he starts off the show today.
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