Boy takes gun to school for 'protection'
Just days after the deadly shooting in Connecticut, an 11-year-old boy has taken a gun to school in Utah, saying it's protection against similar attacks.
The sixth-grader carried a handgun to West Kearns Elementary on Monday, claiming he wanted to defend himself.
But during break, he allegedly waved the gun at classmates.
The gun was unloaded, although a different type of ammunition was reportedly found in the boy's backpack.
He is now detained by police on assault and weapons charges.