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Family of boy with gun may face deportation

The Arizona Republic

A 12-year-old Phoenix-area boy in custody for bringing a loaded gun to his school Wednesday now has his family facing deportation after it was determined his parents are in the country illegally, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said.

The MCSO said deputies were called to Queen Creek Middle School after a teacher saw the boy show the gun to other students.

The teacher confiscated the 9 mm pistol, authorities said, and school officials notified MCSO.

According to MCSO, the boy is one of four children whose parents are in the country illegally. The boy, born in the U.S., is a legal resident, but his parents and 10-year-old sibling are not.

He said he brought the gun to school because he was being picked on, the sheriff’s office said.

The Arizona Republic

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