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FIRST ON WITN: 2nd Youngster Brings BB Gun To Same Onslow County School

For the second time since Wednesday a youngster has brought a BB gun to the same Onslow County elementary school.

It happened again this morning at Southwest Elementary School, that's outside of Jacksonville.

In the latest case, a seven year old boy is accused of bringing the weapon to school, showing it to a friend who then told a teacher.
After school on Wednesday a five year old boy was found with the same make and same model of the gun.

School officials says the two boys, one who is in first grade and the other in kindergarten, don't know each other. Both boys face disciplinary action through the school system.

Sheriff Ed Brown says a juvenile petition will be filed against the seven year old.

Parents told deputies that the BB gun pistol had been thrown in the trash and was evidently retrieved by their son without the parents' knowledge.

The Sheriff's Office says in the first case no criminal charges will be pursued because given the ago of the boy they don't have the authority to bring charges.


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