Police: Student fires AK-47 inside Mo. school
Authorities say masked teen confronted principal, 2 students; no one hurt
A 13-year-old student wearing a mask and a long, black trenchcoat fired an AK-47 into the ceiling at his school Monday morning after confronting a pair of students and administrators, telling them “please don’t make me do this,” officials said.
No one was injured, and the boy, who police said was following a well thought-out plan, was taken into custody…
Farmer said police believe they know where the student got the weapon but would not disclose those details. He said it was not uncommon for people in the area to own high-power firearms. [emphasis Murdoc’s]
Yes, the AK-47 can be dangerous. But we know that the 7.62x39mm Russian round it fires is hardly “high-power”. As always with these cases, it will be interesting to learn where he acquired the weapon and if it was fully automatic or merely a semi-auto AK clone.