One of my favorite guilty pleasure movies is “The Last Boy Scout” starring Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans. Ahh, the 90s, when my parents let me watch brutal action movies and I became desensitized to violence.
Anyway, the opening scene has a football player who, if I remember correctly, was in debt or something to the mob so he put a handgun in his football pants and was running for a touchdown but then some free safety got in his way so he took the gun out and shot him.
Thirteen-year-old me was like, “HOLY CRAP what an opening scene! Let’s play Mario Bros. 3 after this!”
In real life, though, not a good opening scene.
Police arrested a northeastern Pennsylvania high school football player after they say his coach discovered a stolen handgun in his locker.
Investigators say West Scranton football coach Joe Gerek found the weapon Tuesday after hearing a rumor at practice that a 17-year-old player had a gun.
Acting Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano says the gun’s magazine was loaded but there was no bullet in the chamber. He says the weapon was stolen from a vehicle last month.
The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports the player’s name was not released because he’s being charged as a juvenile. School officials say the teen has been recommended for expulsion. SOURCE: The Morning Call
Thinking of Scranton makes me kinda sad. I mean, this particular incident isn’t indicative of the entire state of the city, but, just hearing the word “Scranton” makes me think of sad rain clouds and asphalt.
The weird thing is, it’s actually not a bad town and has a pretty cool downtown area. What they need is more Irish people up there.
Oh, also, don’t bring a gun to school. It’s kinda frowned upon this day and age.