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11-Year-Old in Lowell, Mass. Brings Gun to School

The child cannot face charges for taking the gun to school following a criminal justice reform bill that raised the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 12

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    11-Year-Old in Lowell, Mass. Brings Gun to School
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    An 11-year-old boy brought a gun to a Lowell, Massachusetts middle school, according to reports.

    The Lowell Sun reports that the Sullivan Middle School student showed off a .22 caliber gun to one of his classmates on Sept. 13. Later that evening, the gun was fired by a 14-year-old at Rotary Park in front of other minors.

    An investigation is underway and no charges have been filed. Richardson said the 11-year-old’s mother was unaware the gun was inside their home and she will not be charged. The 14-year-old will be charged with juvenile delinquency to wit, discharging a firearm.

    According to Massachusetts state law, the 11-year-old cannot face charges, even in juvenile court. This is a result of the recently passed criminal justice reform bill that raised the minimum age of criminal responsibility from age seven to 12.

    The search for the missing firearm continues as the cases against the juveniles accused of stealing it.

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