16 year old shot and killed!

United States
August 21, 2008 11:58am CST
I just wanted to share this story and send out a warning to all of mylot. A 16 year old boy was shot and killed this morning not too far from where I live.It happened at his school.It is beyond me how another child got the gun and exactlly why he shot the other boy.I have guns in my house,locked up,that my husband and I only have access to. How did this young man get the gun he used and why did he shoot that boy?It started out as an argument/fight.One got tired of the other and BANG! A 16 year old not even old enough to vote shot and killed. It saddens me that this happens all the time in every city.What are we teaching our kids?Was the murderers parents aware that he had problems? Was it over a girl? I just don't get it.I worry about my kids going to school.I worry about guns,drugs,and other weapons in the schools.I am so sorry for these boys families.One lost their son to death and the other is going to lose theres to prison.Just a concern I wanted to share. Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.Thanks.
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11 responses
@twallace (2675)
• United States
21 Aug 08
This was not something that I wanted to hear or read about today. While on line today and listening to the local news that was the first thing that was spoken on. I stopped and looked at the tv and was in auh!!! Just from hearing what was said about what happened at the school.
• United States
22 Aug 08
I spoke to my sister yesterday and she stopped me in the middle of a sentence because it had come on tv.I thought something was wrong with the baby the way she started acting.It is sad. Thanks for your response.
@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
21 Aug 08
What happened is just a small story and what happens to their families is the the most sensitive case. Only they know what it does to their lives hereafter. Just because of these emotional job which may not have taken even a few minutes, their families have to suffer for rest of the life. May god give them strength to face this
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• United States
21 Aug 08
I know. Just a drop in the bucket compared to what is going on in the rest of the world.Thanks for your comment.
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• United States
21 Aug 08
It is sad indeed. My son is only 9 but the bad thing is, they are growing up fast and learing the things that adults do. I have noticed how some kids mock what they see on t.v. And i am scared that one day my son won't be coming home because he got badly hurt or even worse, killed. That is my biggest fear in life, and that is losing my son. At my son's school, they have to have clear or mesh backpacks now, but that doesn't say anything for hiding something in their pants. Especially the way they wear them these days. Hanging past their butts, where the end of the shorts hang to their ankles when they are suppose to be up by their knees. I won't let me child go out of the house dressed like that. How old was the boy who done the shooting?
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• United States
21 Aug 08
He was 16 to 17. Young as well.Alot of schools now have resorted to metal detectors and banning the baggy clothes.Maybe all of the schools should get metal detectors and school uniforms. I still don't know how much better we will feel about sending our kids to school. But anything helps. Thanks.
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• United States
22 Aug 08
I saw on the news this morning that the boy who did the shooting is only 15 not quite 16.Thanks for your response.
@nizhama2 (295)
• Malaysia
21 Aug 08
This is a sad story. I hope that will not happen to me, to you and others. But life is unpredictable. It just happen like that. only one second and we will suffer for all life long. That's why some people try to ban weapons from the community, but I don't think it will work too. The most important thing is education... moral education..
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• United States
22 Aug 08
Yes but not even all adults have morals.I pray for these kids today. they live in a different world today than when we were kids. Thanks
@cudamani (996)
• India
22 Aug 08
I find fault with the present day movies. They show everything and anything absolutely uncensored. The boys and girls watch these movies with the entire family. Such violent scences spoil the young ones minds and they are driven to a point of total despair unable to decide by themselves what is good and what is bad. Movie makers should take a note of this point and strive at taking good movies that send valuable message to the young.
• United States
22 Aug 08
But it is the parents that choose to allow their kids to watch these movies.There are ratings on movies for that purpose.If parents choose to let their children watch them than it is their problem not the movie producers.Thanks for your response
@cudamani (996)
• India
22 Aug 08
It is not that the parents allow. It is that the childen are permitted to watch those movies under the name of adult education. Adult education finally ended in learning all that which even adults are not supposed to do!
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• United States
22 Aug 08
I just hope that my kids feel they can come to me with any problems they may have. I closely monitor what they watch but they are also still young.They don't watch anything rated higher than pg 13. I even ban some of those.
@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
22 Aug 08
Sadly, you are hearing more and more stories like this everyday. I know parents that have personally pullled their children out of school and began homeschooling them due to fear for their childrens safety. But then not to long ago not to far from my home town one sixteen year old shot another in their local church! What is the world coming to when you cannot feel safe in your own church??
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• United States
22 Aug 08
I know what you mean.You can't feel safe anywhere these days.Thanks for your response.
@yogeshdhusa (2236)
• India
22 Aug 08
Hi jessbowers, its shocking, this kind of news are coming and making me think that children are becoming short tempered and less tolerant. our living style also decide the childs future.. watching action movies and their behavior.. parents are also responsible for this. these kind of kid will kill others or commite sucide.. only love and proper guidence will make them a better human being. thanks
• United States
22 Aug 08
I believe you are right.Thank you for your response.
@alpram96 (95)
• United States
22 Aug 08
That is truly a horrible event. I work at a locked facility for juvenile delinquents. We have several youths who have been shot and some who are locked up because they have shot or shot at someone. The worst part about it is that many of these kids seem to think of it as a normal part of life. We give these children 6 to 9 months of therapy before they are released but still many of them go back to their old ways. I just found out about a former client who was shot and killed. 18 years old and his life is ended.
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• United States
22 Aug 08
You have a very hard job I would think. I am sorry about the 18 year old boy.Thanks for your response.
@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Aww That is a sad story ! stories like that just break my heart and make me wonder why things like that happen . Why is the big guestion , what would bring someone to the point of doing that . The poor familes, friends , and loved ones . May everyone find peace soon.
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• United States
22 Aug 08
I wish we could figure out all the whys. It would make life so much easier for us to deal with. Thanks for your response.
@emskoneko (806)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Hormones may have played a part. They could have impaired his judgment and thinking. It's sad how so many people, including teenagers, can't settle things in a mature manner and it has to go as far as someone getting shot. So people really need to learn how to control themselves. Don't these kids have some kind of health class where kids learn how to settle problems and control their rages? Maybe the school didn't have metal detectors.
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• United States
22 Aug 08
I understand that kids have anger issues but that is no excuse for them to use.Thanks for your response.
• United States
21 Aug 08
It also saddens me when I hear that things like this have happened. And then there are kids that are younger than that that are doing the same thing. These are kids that are lost and don't know what they want to do in their life. They don't care as to the people that they hurt when they do thse types of things. It saddens me to think about what the family of the victims feel when something like this happens.
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• United States
22 Aug 08
I just hope that they all learn to cope with it someday. Thank you for your response.