SCHOOL: Six-Year-Old Brings Loaded Gun To Class

A 6-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to his Southern California elementary school and it wasn't discovered until recess when he was sent to the campus office because of sagging pants.

The .45-caliber handgun slipped down the first-grader's pant leg Wednesday while a clerk at the Victorville school was helping him put on a belt.

San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Karen Hunt says the boy took the gun from his father's vehicle. Investigators in the town about 80 miles west of Los Angeles say the weapon was stolen during a November robbery.

The boy's father Michael Lewis has now been arrested and booked for investigation of receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The 6-year-old boy, who will be expelled under the school's zero tolerance weapons policy, has been released to the custody of his mother.


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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jan 22, 2009 at 09:38 AM
    What?!?! Coach n and I agree on something else?!
  • by Coach M Location: RMT on Jan 19, 2009 at 01:34 AM
    Dang, can't believe I'm saying this, well said Tad.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jan 11, 2009 at 03:18 AM
    Ace, it is not the gun, it is the idiot thug with the gun. A responsible gun owner doesn't steal guns or receive stolen guns from another thug. The responsible gun owner doesn't let a six year old remove a gun from his car to take to school. You are confusing responsible firearm owners with stupid street thugs. There is a difference.
  • by ACE on Jan 10, 2009 at 08:04 PM
    To Ms.E, If they do come up with new laws people will whine about it. They are whining about gun laws now. People think guns are toys that you play with like a child would play with a toy.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 10, 2009 at 04:01 PM
    The apple never falls far from the tree. Father, convicted felon, has stolen gun.(Imagine that). Son, steels gun from father who also stole it. Father, probably wears baggy gangster pants, so does son. (Imagine that). This kid having a .45 cal pistol in his pants would be like a grown man stuffing a sawed off shot gun in his pants. Ridiculous! If his pants fit like any NORMAL person and the crotch of his pants were actually in the crotch of his body, this would not be possible. There should be a zero tolerance on wearing pants that do not fit properly. That would not have precluded him from stealing the gun from his father and putting it in his book bag (assuming he has one) but he surely would not have been able to carry it around without being noticed. I am always suspect of anyone wearing pants that are three or four sizes too big. Am I profiling? ABSOLUTELY! How sad it must be to be brought into this world by a couple of low life people. Your starting out life with a deficit.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jan 10, 2009 at 03:48 PM
    Ms. E, Do you have the courage to propose outlawing a lifestyle and culture. This goes beyond membership in gangs.
  • by ah Location: nc on Jan 10, 2009 at 10:54 AM
    they all r wannabe gangstas. even at 6 years old
  • by Ms. E on Jan 10, 2009 at 09:54 AM
    This is a another careless parent. Why in the world would you have a loaded gun in the midst of a 6 yr.old? What are these people thinking about. It's one thing to forget to pack your child lunch for a school field trip. But, to leave a loaded gun laying around is another. It's not everyday a child goes on a field trip. It's one thing to know that you own that you own a gun, and it's within reach of a child. I hope they come up with new laws for people of this nature.
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