Detroit boy brings gun to school; Dicks Sporting Goods pulls gun - WNEM TV 5

Detroit boy brings gun to school; Dick's stores pulls guns

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A 13-year-old Detroit boy is in a juvenile facility this afternoon after officials say a loaded handgun was seized when it set off a metal detector at the entrance of Marquette Elementary School in Detroit.

WDIV reports the boy felt threatened by other students. Detroit public schools say safety is a top priority and they emailed parents informing them of the incident.

Meanwhile, Dick's Sporting Goods is pulling certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles off its shelves nationwide.

The store says it's also removing all guns from its store nearest to Newtown, CT.

The retailer says the change comes out of respect for the victims and families of last week's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.

It's unclear how long the store will keep the suspension in place. Pittsburgh-based Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. has more than 500 stores in 44 states.

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