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December 17, 2008 - 7:01pm

Video: Press conference with Batavia police on 6-year-old who brought gun on to school bus

posted by Philip Anselmo in crime, police, video, schools.

Earlier this afternoon, Batavia Police Officer John Zola and City Schools Superintendent Margaret Puzio held a press conference at the police station downtown. Zola described the incident this morning on the city school bus, in which a 6-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun onto the bus. He also informed the news media present that the police had made two arrests related to the incident. Please read our earlier post for more details.

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Good for the bus driver, but let's hear it for the 7-year-old. There's another hero. Talk about properly assessing and reacting to the situation!
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I could not help imagining- while the police and school representatives spoke- a desperate divide. They properly identified the problem as children with access to guns. And we are shaken by the idea of 6 and 7 year olds involved with guns. Imagine if we showed this video to a family living in Iraq. Their children confront guns and violence daily. Wouldn't they be jusfifiably angered that in America parents feel the need to protect children from violence. Yet Americans have no problem sending soldiers to Iraq, a military presence that puts Iraqi children in mortal jeopardy on a daily basis.

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