YAZOO COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - The case of a 15 year old taking a gun on a school bus in Yazoo County, Mississippi will be handled in youth court.
District Attorney James Powell said he carefully studied the video tape of the incident, from a school bus camera and he does not see that the child actually intended to harm anybody.
"I think it is best handled in Youth Court," said Powell.
Powell said the sheriff's department told him there was not actually a bullet in the chamber of the .380 semi automatic pistol, although the girl had put a clip of bullets into the weapon.
Kaleb Eulls a star football player made national news by tackling the 15 year old and disarming her.
Do you wonder, like I do, where the gun came from? Do you wonder if her daddy taught her to play with guns? That's what I wonder. Maybe she'd had all the proper upbringing you could hope for and turned out bad anyway. What do you think?
What's your opinion? Should the judge and the courts be concerned with the home life of juvenile defendants? Would their upbringing be considered a mitigating circumstance?
Does the fact that the gun was unloaded lessen her culpability? Is there anyone who thinks she should be tried as an adult?
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