I’m of two minds on this one. On one hand, a bullet. Two bullets. Three bullets. Big deal. On the other hand hauling off a 14-year-old to the police station for possession of ammunition – without an Illinois FOID card! – seems a valid response. With one proviso: there are contributing factors. The ammo was discovered and the Proviso West High School student was sent to juvie after a fight broke out. So it wasn’t likely he was carrying the ammo inadvertently after a little range time with Mom and Dad and the sibs. Equally . . .
Proviso seems to have something of a gang problem. Last year, chicago.cbslocal.com reported that 18 Proviso West Students Arrested, Suspended Over School Brawls. greatschools.org gives PWHS 2 out of 10 for test score and college readiness, after five years of being on “academic watch.” So maybe the OMG should be aimed at Hillside’s failed education system. Know what I mean?