Student Accused of Threatening Classm...

Student Accused of Threatening Classmates with Gun

There are 106 comments on the WHOtv story from Apr 30, 2010, titled Student Accused of Threatening Classmates with Gun. In it, WHOtv reports that:

A nine-year-old boy from from Knoxville is suspended from school and facing charges.

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Really

Cedar Rapids, IA

#1 Apr 30, 2010
File charges against a nine year old boy who was playing. Not saying what he did was right but seriously filing charges against this kid..What is wrong with you people???

I'm sure this 9 yr old went to Wally World and bought this on his own.. Give me a break and maybe look to the parents or lack of that bought this for him to PLAY with..
Dutch Boy

Pella, IA

#2 Apr 30, 2010
His parents should have taught him that even a pellet gun is considered a weapon. He is old enough to know not to point a gun at others.
jim c

Murrells Inlet, SC

#3 Apr 30, 2010
what kind of parent buys a toy like this for their child, an how does he get it to school without being seen? not like it coulod have been hidden in clothing! too bad there are not laws that parents can be charged for stupidity and lack of parental control. even hough a 9-year-old should know better, i feel sorry that the kid has parents who are oblivious to his daily activity!
medicman

Des Moines, IA

#4 Apr 30, 2010
read the story. The gun was NOT at the school. It was across the street at his house.
hawk nut

Des Moines, IA

#5 Apr 30, 2010
play some more violent video games and see what happens next . parents wake up !
I parked somewhere

Urbandale, IA

#6 Apr 30, 2010
Obviously, this kids parents never taught him about the overly sensitive, politically correct society liberals have created for us in Iowa. Really is this news? Is this even a crime? When I was a kid, we use to shoot each other with bb guns playing war games and guess what, we lived! The BB's were metal not plastic! Did you ever hear of taking the toy away and letting the parents know so that they can handle the situation privately. Why ruin this child's life over a mistake in judgement by the parents and the child? Any police officer who would shoot at a nine ear old is a m.o.r.o.n. What a Barney fife.
crazy

Springfield, MO

#7 Apr 30, 2010
I applaud the actions that were taken. In an environment where kids bring guns to school, and adults in the US and throughout the world are going into schools and violently attacking kids and teachers, you NEVER know what people can do. 9 is old enough to know better, whether the parents taught them about guns or not.

In fact, I was driving down Merle Hay Road last night and a man probably in his 20s was walking across the street with a similar looking gun. I called the Des Moines Police, because again you NEVER know. Maybe it was a water gun, maybe it was a bb gun, but maybe it was a serious weapon and the man was going to hurt someone. Isn't it so much better to take proactive actions to potentially help someone, instead of just doing nothing and ASSUMING that everying is 'okay'?
Dave

Des Moines, IA

#8 Apr 30, 2010
Jim M, you are a complete moron and it's people like you who are making this world worse for others. First, I'm guessing that you can't read or write because you couldn't get such a small story right. You couldn't even read that the boy was not at school he was at him home across the street. Second, isn't there anything in Myrtle Beach to do besides comment on things going on in Iowa. I feel sorry for you.
Really

Mandan, ND

#9 Apr 30, 2010
hawk nut wrote:
play some more violent video games and see what happens next . parents wake up !
OMG!!! Did the VIDEO GAME go out and buy this kid the gun??? NO!! You have to be over 16 to buy an air soft gun! I know.....My 13 year old has one! We have taught our child not to point the gun at anyone, and only to shoot it at the targets! It's clearly the parent's that need to teach this kid some common sense! But then again.....What the hell is a 9 year old doing with an air soft gun?!? So YES Let's blame it on the VIDEO GAMES!!!??? GET real! Quit blaming this generation of kids on tv and video games! It's the parents that need to learn how to give a good ol BUTT woopin! That's what's wrong with kids these days! THE PARENTS FORGOT HOW TO PARENT!!!!!!!
Really

Mandan, ND

#10 Apr 30, 2010
Oh and i keep up on Iowa news because I lived 27 years of my life in that great state!
what

Des Moines, IA

#11 Apr 30, 2010
The problem now a days is that we all take life so seriously. let a kid be a kid. he was playing in his own yard with his toy. The article does not even state if he shot at them. and whos to say that he didnt even point it at them. maybe the child was just running around laughing and the kids that tattled on him did so just becouse they dont like him, ever think of that. come on people
get real

Estherville, IA

#12 Apr 30, 2010
This is a nine year old boy!!! So whats destroy his life by filing charges against him. Why did he do it? why dont you report something wourth while? this is bs
hawk nut

Des Moines, IA

#13 Apr 30, 2010
To Really , stay in ND, you need to learn to read the end of my statement says parents wake up. If I step out of line growing up I got a wooping because my parents were real parents . That is what is wrong with are youth now a days . thank you .
hawk nut

Des Moines, IA

#14 Apr 30, 2010
Really wrote:
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OMG!!! Did the VIDEO GAME go out and buy this kid the gun??? NO!! You have to be over 16 to buy an air soft gun! I know.....My 13 year old has one! We have taught our child not to point the gun at anyone, and only to shoot it at the targets! It's clearly the parent's that need to teach this kid some common sense! But then again.....What the hell is a 9 year old doing with an air soft gun?!? So YES Let's blame it on the VIDEO GAMES!!!??? GET real! Quit blaming this generation of kids on tv and video games! It's the parents that need to learn how to give a good ol BUTT woopin! That's what's wrong with kids these days! THE PARENTS FORGOT HOW TO PARENT!!!!!!!
kiss my aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!!! really
Cathy Strand

Boone, IA

#15 May 1, 2010
Are you kidding me? Filing charges on a 9yr old? If this toy is causing little boys to get in trouble have it quit being made. This is totally ridiculous.
Rick

Fort Dodge, IA

#16 May 1, 2010
Do these idiots not realize this is only a 9 year old. Has reason completely gone from our schools and legal system. Where a stern reprimand would suffice, the "adults" have kicked it up a few notches. "DUHH" The teachers and county attorney have gone over the edge.
Jason

Des Moines, IA

#17 May 1, 2010
What a joke!!! Knoxville Police, you must not get much action except for the drunks that drive around town 24/7...

No video games, no toy guns, what's next??? Might as well start putting kids in bubbles so they don't hurt anyone!!!
Jason

Des Moines, IA

#18 May 1, 2010
Hawk Nut... GET A LIFE MAN!!!
Mother of 3

Dubuque, IA

#19 May 1, 2010
Really wrote:
<quoted text>
OMG!!! Did the VIDEO GAME go out and buy this kid the gun??? NO!! You have to be over 16 to buy an air soft gun! I know.....My 13 year old has one! We have taught our child not to point the gun at anyone, and only to shoot it at the targets! It's clearly the parent's that need to teach this kid some common sense! But then again.....What the hell is a 9 year old doing with an air soft gun?!? So YES Let's blame it on the VIDEO GAMES!!!??? GET real! Quit blaming this generation of kids on tv and video games! It's the parents that need to learn how to give a good ol BUTT woopin! That's what's wrong with kids these days! THE PARENTS FORGOT HOW TO PARENT!!!!!!!
It is the video games that give these kids nowadays the idea to go out and hurt people, or to commit a crime. But where does it state in the article that his 9 y/o hurt anyone? To my knowledge it does not. Yea a good ol' but whooping would do the trick...and parents did NOT forget how to parent..we as parents really are not parents...the DHS controls our parenting skills...you spank your child your child gets taken away..so why don't people blame the DHS when it comes to these kids behaving the way they do. My son is 9 years old and when he was 7 my dad bought him his first Daisy BB gun..we taught him right from wrong and guess what...my son used that BB gun what it was intended for...TARGET practice. Oh but I guess I am a bad parent cause he has a BB gun..but only allowed to use it under adult supervision. I think what the state is doing to this child is total BS...and destroying his life over what could be possible false accusations. A parent is responsible for their childs action as well..so to me, the parents should have charges pressed as well. Thats if that town wants to follow the law and regulations set forth in it. But a GOOD OL' BUTT WHOOPIN' won't do any good unless you want your child taken away in the state of Iowa.
zyx

Creston, IA

#20 May 1, 2010
Technically it looks similar to an M-4 not an M-16. Also some of the demensions of the action are slightly off so I personally could tell at a glance that it was a toy.

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