Eight teens have been shot in Detroit in January, three of which shootings were fatal.

There is no question there is a serious issue with teens and guns. Many times teens are the victims, and other times they are the shooter.

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It’s frightening what’s happening in Detroit when it comes to teens and guns, but don’t be fooled: The issue is prevalent throughout Metro Detroit.

“It’s starting to, pardon the expression, explode again, yes,” said Marc Zimmerman of the Institute for Firearm Safety Protection at the University of Michigan. “About 6% of kids report carrying a weapon to school.”

Many times, that weapon is a gun. Zimmerman says kids have access to guns far more often than their parents believe.

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