Parents of gun-carrying preschooler should be charged

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To the Editor:

There was an incident on April 4 at the Early Childhood Center. A preschool student, (who normally is only 3- or 4-years-old) had a LOADED HANDGUN in his backpack. The gun was found before school even started, but who's to say what could of happened if it was not found?

This could have ended in a horrific tragedy. I have a 4-year-old at this school and it kills me to think of what could have happened. I was told that the teachers did their very best at getting the proper authorities. I have had children in this preschool for four years now, so I know how good the teachers are.

Now, as for the PARENTS of this child, you should be prosecuted. You know who you are and you should be ashamed of yourself. As a PARENT you should know better than to have a loaded gun anywhere for your child to get a hold of.

I was told that there would be no prosecution. You should at least be fined and have to do community service, if not more.

I want to thank the parents and the child who told his/her parent that the other child had this in his backpack. You must be doing something right for your child to know what to do.

And, I also hope that all of us out there who have children take this as a warning to tell our young children not to touch or play with guns.

How often do we hear about children playing with guns and other children losing their young precious lives? I personally will take more time to talk with my young children about guns.

I also want to thank all the teachers at the Early Childhood Center. Because of you, our days are a lot brighter.

To the district attorney, I think you should make an example of these parents to teach not only them, but all parents a lesson.

Michael Pauley,

Craig

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