• 12-year-old accused of bringing loaded gun to school faces judge


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - WFTV has learned that one of the guns a 12-year-old Orlando boy brought to school Monday was a semi-automatic 9 mm with 30 bullets in its magazine. But there's still no indication as to why he brought it to class at Glenridge Middle School.

    The 12-year-old faced a judge on Tuesday for bring that and another gun to school.

    It's at least the sixth time this school year that a student has brought a gun to a central Florida school.

    The student left the juvenile detention center Tuesday afternoon and went home with his parents.

    His parents have not yet been charged in the incident, but if their child got the loaded gun from their home, they could face charges.

    He is so young, and was so nervous, that he started to raise his left hand instead of his right as he faced a judge.

    Prosecutors said Samuel Wolf brought a MCA-10 semi-automatic weapon to the school on Monday.

    They said he also brought a .38-caliber handgun that was not operational.

    A school resource officer found both in his backpack.

    His mother did not want to talk with Channel 9 about how he got the guns.

    In Florida a parent can face criminal charges if a child gets a weapon from home and takes it to a public place, like a school.

    An Orlando police spokesperson said investigators have not yet decided if charges will be filed.

    Police are still investigating to determine how he got the guns.

    Last month a 14-year-old student brought a loaded .25-caliber handgun gun to Lee Middle School.

    In that case the Orlando Police Department never filed charges against the parents of the child who had the gun. They say he reportedly found the gun in some bushes.

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