A middle school student in Vancouver, Wash. allegedly brought 400 rounds of ammo to school Wednesday, according to the Washington Post on Oct. 24. Luckily nobody was injured, though the possibilities of what could have happened are frightening. The 11-year-old believed to be responsible has been arrested.
The student from Frontier Middle School hid 400 rounds of ammunition and several knives at the school, and he has now been charged with one count of attempted murder. The police were called when the ammunition was found at the school around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, believed to have been in the student's locker. The school, and the adjacent elementary school, went on lockdown for about two hours while authorities investigated.
Obviously with that much ammunition,the student involved had aspirations of doing something big. The authorities continue to investigate the incident with the 400 rounds of ammo and various knives, and the student is being held at the Clark County juvenile detention center.
In a week that saw two other fatal school violence incidents, many are relieved that this potential tragedy was caught before anyone was hurt. The question now becomes, what is going to be done to curb the trend.