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Student charged with bringing gun to Waterloo school



This news story was published on September 13, 2012.
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On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at approximately 3:25 PM, Waterloo Police were sent to Hoover Intermediate School, 630 Hillcrest Road on report of a student having a gun in his backpack. Officers arrived and met with Hoover Staff and the student. The staff gave a backpack to the officers and inside the backpack was a 1922 semi automatic 7.56 MM handgun. The gun was not loaded and no ammunition was found in the backpack.

The student, Jordan Jeffrey Zigler, age 13, of 3364 West Ridge Drive, Waterloo was taken into custody for Carrying a Weapon on School Grounds. He admitted to bringing the gun to school to show off. No threats were made to any student or staff. He was released to his mother.

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44 Responses to Student charged with bringing gun to Waterloo school

  1. Katie Reply Report comment

    September 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I know for a fact that law-abiding Canadian citizens have lots of guns. They don’t carry them, but they have them. They are hidden well so they can’t be taken away. They don’t shoot each other because they don’t want to lose their guns in case the government goes crazy and they need to defend themselves against it or another invading force!

    • Rahmbo Reply Report comment

      September 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      Canadian citizens have handguns? Do you have a link or evidence for that?

      Canadian gun collectors might have them. I believe too that there is some exception for sports use of handguns. But those permits are very difficult to get.

      Yes, Canadians have tons of shotguns and hunting rifles, because they hunt as much if not more than Americans, and those are widely available through permits.

      Other than that, it is rare indeed for a Canadian to have a handgun, which is illegal under all but very strict circumstances.

  2. d fooel Reply Report comment

    September 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Kill em all and let Jesus sort em out. And He will. If its by guns, knives, bombs, suicide, whatever. Repent you sinners are you might just be staring down the barrel of a gun one of these days.

    • Sam Reply Report comment

      September 13, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      Are you really this stupid or just retarded?

  3. Chicago Reply Report comment

    September 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Does anyone on here wonder why Chicago, a city with such strict gun control laws, has so many shootings?

    • My Voice Reply Report comment

      September 13, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Ask Captain Obvious (happyguy). But I don’t think he has the courage to comment on that. He talks about what he likes to see as obvious statistics for reasons of gun controls but ignores the OBVIOUS stats from Chicago and Washington DC. We’ve been having this debate for months he and I. He is as hardheaded as Obama is Kenyan. And JUST as ignorant on this subject as Obama is in his current job. What he really needs is a good “teabaggin”. Lol. It’s all good though. He has the right to his opinion. He’s WRONG but he most certainly has the right to be ignorant. LMAO. Besides….he doesn’t have much choice in that. I actually like his fire and passion. It wouldn’t be any fun if he didn’t fight back. Besides, I have the satisfaction of having the right he is so much against. AND IT ISN’T GOING TO CHANGE. GOD BLESS THE 2ND AMENDMENT and GOD BLESS AMERICA.

    • happyguy Reply Report comment

      September 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      I will comment. It is a no brainer to anyone with 1/2 a brain. It is due to the lack of gun controls everywhere else in the US.

      • maybe Reply Report comment

        September 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm

        hey no brainer, I mean happyguy. There are hundreds of gun control laws on the books. How many more laws do they need before the criminals follow them?

      • mike Reply Report comment

        September 14, 2012 at 9:43 am

        WOW! 1/2 brains aside, gma is absolutely right and thank you! I did pull it from 2003. happyguy, I really like your site (honestly).

        With any statistical argument, we must yield to the way we both look at numbers…

        To draw a similar line, I love when people argue that there are a larger number of kids who drink regularly at MCHS vs Newman but a larger percentage of students at Newman drink regularly vs MCHS.

        Thank you all for helping me see that there are people out there that are thoughtful in their arguments and willing to speak their mind without calling names.

        Let it be known, that I believe in our 2nd amendment rights, am an avid hunter, believe that we don’t need assault rifles and can see no way of introducing gun control so that it placates both sides of this issue.

  4. Drugs Kill Reply Report comment

    September 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Anywhere between 2-5 million people die per year from drugs directly or indirectly, due to the fact they were killed for their money to buy drugs, killed from an over dose, or were killed because someone else was driving a vehicle and caused another vehicle full of people to die. Uh, oh, looks like drugs kill an awful lot of people. Also the harm to their children living in the household from neglect causes much pain and dysfunction.

    • happyguy Reply Report comment

      September 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      Drugs kill, you are right but, you gun idiots are comparing apples and oranges when comparing gun deaths to drug deaths. Oh and Voice you are one big @ss%#le. You gun lovers can’t carry on an intellegent conversation about gun laws without going nuts and name calling. Drugs are very bad but so is the lack of gun controls. Gma Jean 2010 there were 12,996 murders in the US. Of those, 8,775 were caused by firearms. 39 in the UK. In Canada in 2009 there were 173 gun deaths of all kinds. In 2011 there were 31,347 gun deaths in the USA (sorce CDC). I can go on and on. Guns cause way to many senseless deaths.

      • CDC stats Reply Report comment

        September 13, 2012 at 11:36 pm

        CDC shows even more deaths from motor vehicles. That’s it, no more cars, etc. people. Also even more deaths from poisoning. Everybody throw your bleach, cleaning chemicals away this minute. We definitely need some cleaning product controls. Who wants to be on the committee? It’s for the good of all mankind dontcha know?

      • happyguy Reply Report comment

        September 14, 2012 at 10:20 am

        CDC stats, Why don’t you gun nuts realize that comparing gun deaths to accidental deaths is apples to oranges. 8,775 murders with guns in 2010. That is about 24 murders a day with guns. How many murders with cars or cleaning supplies in that time? I don’t know cause I couldn’t find those stats!!

      • Stats Reply Report comment

        September 14, 2012 at 10:32 am

        happyguy the stats on those items are on the CDC stats pages. Read more because it makes you smarter.

      • Stats Reply Report comment

        September 14, 2012 at 10:38 am

        The main point is really if you believe in the Constitution– and the people that do believe think that gun rights should be protected. Maybe you can start your own country with all your progressive ideas and experiment on your own. No where on earth has there ever been a more free or successful nation ever but maybe you and other drones are smarter than the average bear and know what’s best for us all. If you can point to a more successful nation I might half listen but you can’t. Again what about Chicago and D.C. having strict gun laws and out of control gun crime? You cannot deny facts and have any credibility.

      • My Voice Reply Report comment

        September 14, 2012 at 11:21 am

        You sir are a HYPOCRITE. You started it all by calling me a moron some time ago. NOW, in the same paragraph you say “you gun idiots” and then turn around and complain about name calling. Classic dude.

        Anyway, it doesn’t really matter because most are not listening to your rhetoric here (just look at the responses) and no matter what….the Constitution gives us the right! AND SCOTUS backed it up! So too bad…so sad pal! Move to Canada OR calm down, in your age YOU’RE likely to have a heart attack.

        BTW, I AM an ASSHOLE. Thank you. 🙂 You still have me smiling and you still keep looking like a winner. Keep up the good work.

        The bottom line is this…I am proud of the rights this country gives us. I do not want to change America into Europe or Canada. THIS IS AMERICA JACK! WE SPEAK ENGLISH AND WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. YOU DON’T LIKE IT….MOVE. BECAUSE THIS IS OUR COUNTRY.

      • My Voice Reply Report comment

        September 14, 2012 at 11:28 am

        “CDC stats, Why don’t you gun nuts realize that comparing gun deaths to accidental deaths is apples to oranges.”

        Gun nuts and Gun idiots. LMFAO!! Then you go on to say this…”You gun lovers can’t carry on an intellegent conversation about gun laws without going nuts and name calling.” Thank you for admitting your post are NOT INTELLIGENT (you spelled it wrong there CHAMP!) conversations.

        Is your blood pressure ok? OMG, my stomach hurts! YOU’RE killin me!!!!!

      • happyguy Reply Report comment

        September 14, 2012 at 6:08 pm

        Voice “This is what happens to a person when they mingle with stupid. It tends to rub off.” You are right about one thing

  5. Gma Jean Reply Report comment

    September 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I think they’re being to harsh on the boy. It wasn’t even loaded, leave him alone.

    • Yowzer Reply Report comment

      September 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      He should never see the inside of a public school again. The next one might be loaded. Zero tolerance. End of sentence.

      One more thing…it’s TOO! As in TOO harsh. Learn it,use it.

      • Gma Jean Reply Report comment

        September 16, 2012 at 10:20 pm

        Learn to use a spacebar after a comma. Learn it, use it, you dummy.

    • Katie Reply Report comment

      September 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      Jean, you have no sense of right and wrong and what is acceptable and what is not. You have proven that over and over.

  6. My Voice Reply Report comment

    September 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    We should ban drugs so kids can’t get them. Drugs kill SO many people. OH wait! They are already banned? No shit!? Uh, how’s that then? How do they still get them?

    Ur laws don’t stop anything. Your an idiot for thinking a law will protect people.

    • happyguy Reply Report comment

      September 13, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      Voice…You are comparing drugs to guns? Yes you are right…drugs kill. The difference being drugs kill the person that is taking them. They are killing themselves, not an innocent bystander, or someone you are mad at, or people in a crowded theater, or students in school or someone standing around the drugs. If the only people that were killed by guns were the gun owners, I wouldn’t give a damn. I’d say go for it you fool. So if you are banning stupidity here better start with yourself for that lame comparison. Funny how in the free world nations that ban guns, deaths from guns is extremely low, but here in the good old USA some 32,000 people are killed yearly by guns and more than 1,000,000 gun crimes are committed ever year.

      • Mike Reply Report comment

        September 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm

        Each of you have made some interesting points. I’d like to see the statistics that support your (showing ownership) claim in regards to high crime rates. The facts do NOT support the claim that crime rates in America relative to those countries that ban private gun ownership are higher.

        The fact of the matter is, Twenty-six percent of British citizens have been victimized by violent crime.

        Australia leads all industrialized nations with 30 percent of its population victimized.

        Canada ranks fifth, with 24 percent of its citizens victimized.

        Where are we? Not even in the top 10.

        There’s (yes, there is) a gap in my argument. Can you find it?

      • happyguy Reply Report comment

        September 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm

        Mike, The UK ranks #39 with 14 murders by gun, Australia ranks # 25 with 59 murders by hand gun, Canada ranks #14 with 144 murders by guns, and USA ranks #4 with 9369 murders by guns. We are only behind S Africa, Columbia, and Thailand. These are free world rankings. So it seems quite obvious that if we had more gun controls murder by guns would decline. My source: http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_mur_wit_fir-crime-murders-with-firearms

      • Gma Jean Reply Report comment

        September 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm

        Way to get something from 2003. Why don’t you get something a little newer there bud.

      • maybe Reply Report comment

        September 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm

        happyguy, you give stats about the gun murders in those countries that guns are banned but the statement was victims of violent crimes, plus how many murders in those countries were with other means? I stated that if they had no guns they would find other ways like a knife or a hammer or a screw driver or a rock. Are you going to ban all those too? You take away the only thing we have to defend ourselves and the only people that have guns will be the bad guys, is that what you have in mind? Ignorance is bliss.

    • happyguy Reply Report comment

      September 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Also Voice, Your quote “Your an idiot for thinking a law will protect people.” Should read You’re not your. You’re means you are…your means ownership. Talk about stupid!!!! You should be banned from this sight!!!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

        You mean “site”…not “sight”!?!

      • happyguy Reply Report comment

        September 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm

        Anonymous, you are right. I was wrong on that spelling

      • My Voice Reply Report comment

        September 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm

        I guess this makes you stupid in your own mind now? lol.

        I know the difference jackass. This is what happens to a person when they mingle with stupid. It tends to rub off.

  7. maybe Reply Report comment

    September 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Guns kill as much as ignorance kills. You lay a gun down and don’t touch it, it can go forever and never kill anybody. People that say guns kill are ignorant and need to do some research before they open their mouths. It is the person behind the gun that pulls the trigger that kills, if he didn’t have a gun he would find something else.

    • happyguy Reply Report comment

      September 13, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      “if he didn’t have a gun he would find something else.” Thing is it is a lot harder to kill without the gun. And chances are the person might have time to think about what is trying to do. Banning of handguns and assault weapons is long overdue.

      • My Voice Reply Report comment

        September 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm

        They should ban stupidity too. I know EXACTLY where they can start.

    • anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Drugs do not kill either you can lay down your bag of meth forever and it won’t kill anyone.

  8. far out but sane Reply Report comment

    September 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Just another solid reason to ban guns altogether. If kids can get them, they will shoot people for sure, just from watching tv and playing violent video games.

    • maybe Reply Report comment

      September 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

      A stupid reason to give up the only thing that is keeping us free, give up our guns for any reason and we will no longer be free.

    • Charissa Reply Report comment

      September 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

      So true. Guns kill. I would pull my child out of that school immediately.

      • *Larry* Reply Report comment

        September 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

        CHARISSA – YOU ARE AN IDIOT !!!

        Guns do not kill , people shoot the guns that kill!

        The Parents of this child should be charged with negligence!!!!

        • Charissa Reply Report comment

          September 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

          I’m not an idiot you are forthinking that a gun when pointed and fird doesnt do the killin why dont you look it up guns have bullets and they travel at high rates of speeds and they tear the flesh and bones off inncocnet people everyday you LOSER!

      • happyguy Reply Report comment

        September 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm

        Charissa, Don’t let these people get to you. The only way they can justify the lack of gun laws and controls is to call people on the other side of the fence names. They are very good at that. When our logic and common sense proves there should be more gun controls that can’t stand it. Hang in there and don’t let them get you down…you are not alone.

      • maybe Reply Report comment

        September 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm

        What do you mean by lack of laws, you should look up and see how many gun laws there are. Only law abiding citizens obey they law,you outlaw guns and only crooks will have them. You speak out of ignorance, you have to look at the big picture to see that it is guns that keep us free. Sure there are idiots that abuse them, so why make the whole country suffer because of the acts of a few idiots.