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Youth basketball coach arrested after 10-year-old took gun to school

LANCASTER, SC (AP) – A South Carolina youth basketball coach has been arrested after a 10-year-old took a loaded gun from his car to his elementary school, investigators said.

Isaac Lamon Adams, 36, is barred from legally owning a firearm due to a previous criminal conviction, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said.

Adams sent the boy to his car during basketball practice Monday to get something and the boy stole the unsecured weapon, Faile said in a statement.

Adams noticed his gun was missing the next day and called the boy’s mother, investigators said.

She went to Erwin Elementary School where the principal took the boy to the office and found the Glock Model 42.380 semi-automatic pistol loaded in the child’s belt, the sheriff said.

The boy never showed or pointed the gun to anyone. He faces weapons charges as a minor, Faile said.

Adams is charged with carrying a pistol and possession of a pistol by a person convicted of a felony of violence. He was awaiting a bail hearing and it was not known if he had a lawyer.


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