Michigan Teenager Attended High School Graduation With Machine Gun Hidden in His Pantleg, Officials Say

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Source: US District Court; UNSPLASH

Jul. 11 2023, Published 12:59 p.m. ET

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A teenager in Michigan is accused of attending a high school graduation with a modified machine gun hidden in his pantleg.

Germayne Hendrake Buckner Jr., 19, now faces a federal count of unlawful possession of a machine gun, MLive reported.

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According to a criminal complaint, police in Bridgeport Township recently arrested Buckner and recovered a Glock pistol equipped with an “auto sear” that converts the semiautomatic weapon into what federal law recognizes as a machine gun, according to WEYI.


The outlet reported that police used a serial number to trace the handgun allegedly in Buckner’s possession to one reported stolen in Bay County in 2018.

If convicted of the federal felony charge against him, Buckner reportedly could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.


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