Fla. boy arrested with gun at school


Published: Friday, January 11, 2008 at 6:53 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 11, 2008 at 6:53 a.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. - An 8-year-old boy was arrested Thursday after taking a semi-automatic weapon to his elementary school and showing it to other students during recess, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

The child, who is not being identified because of his age, is being charged with possession of a gun on school grounds, authorities said.

The boy wouldn't tell officers about why he brought the gun to Clarcona Elementary School but said a friend asked him to bring it, according to the sheriff's office.

The child was suspended and will face further disciplinary action, said Dylan Thomas, a spokesman for the Orange County School District.

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