Gun found in 7-year-old’s backpack prompts lockdown at Queens elementary school; Unloaded gun found in Alabama school

Police aren’t saying much about an incident which placed Wave Preparatory Elementary School in Far Rockaway, Queens, on lockdown this morning, aside from reports that a .22 caliber handgun was found in a second-grader’s backpack.

The New York Times reports that some children at the school feared the worst when the principal came over the intercom and warned students and teachers not to leave their classrooms. The newspaper’s report says only that the gun was not fired, though an ABC7 story says the weapon was loaded and children were instructed to hide under desks.

A similar but much lower-profile incident occurred today at Baldwin County High School in Alabama, after a parent called the school and said a student might have a gun in his backpack. Although bullets were also found in the backpack, the gun wasn’t loaded and the school was not placed on lockdown. A school district spokesman said that the backpack was handed over to police and the incident was over in “less than 3 minutes.” Two students were arrested.

  • Dominic Bryngelson

    Parents, parents, parents…you MUST take control of the guns in your homes! You are making it much easier for the anti-gun zealots to infringe on our 2nd Amendment rights.

    • Hiraghm

      You mean like the cops who arrested the teenagers for exercising their 2nd Amendment rights?

    • Ariadnea

      I have a suspicion that this is arranged by people who are anti-gun advocates to gain support for their agenda. I would like to know who’s gun is it and who gave it to the boy or who placed it in his back pack.

  • carla5731

    He probably did it to give Gov. Cuomo the finger for ramming that legislation through.

  • Love of Country

    If Dinglebarry had any integrity, he’d be going after alcohol instead of guns.

    But since the NRA is a GOP voting bloc, the Dems want to abolish it …. just like God, Christmas and the 4th of July. All cherished and time tested traditions that favor the GOP in this country are on the chopping block now that “American” Marxists feel emboldened by a couple of successfully stolen elections courtesy of the state run media.

    God help us!

  • j95lee

    The media added to the mystique and intrigue of gun violence with their sensationalized coverage of the recent shooting.

    If you’re mentally disturbed or easily influenced, then the non stop media attention to this issue is feeding your fantasy. More unhinged teens will want to copy this kind of act.

    That’s the price we pay for making this all about guns, instead of spending the first few weeks of the tragedy mourning the death of innocents.

  • Jack Deth

    This is what happens when Paulie Walnuts has his kid ditch a piece.

  • TocksNedlog

    Yep . . . Go into lockdown AFTER you’ve already confiscated the gun. Smart.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    The Second Amendment… (Toilet Flushing sounds…)…The FINK KING’S TOILET PAPER! Jawamax 8<{D} :poop: