The reason I feel the parents need to be looked at in cases like this, is not because I think they could actually be charged with something, although that could be the case in some places due to laws about keeping guns safely away from kids, but my main idea is that the fault lies in the education these young shooters receive at home. This is an area which could use improvement.
A ninth-grade student was in custody Saturday and charged with murder after he allegedly shot a classmate in the back of the head at their northern Alabama middle school, authorities said.
The shooting happened during a class change around 1:45 p.m. Friday at Discovery Middle School in Madison, just west of Huntsville.
Ninth-grade student Todd Brown, 14, died after being taken to a hospital in Huntsville, Madison Police Chief Larry Muncey said. No one else was hurt.
Police said it was an isolated incident between Brown and the alleged shooter, though they said the motive was still unclear. One student, however, said he may know the reason.
"It was some discussion about gang-related things and the shooter just got fed up with it."
The idea that a gun is the answer is a dangerous message that is all too prevalent in the gun community. Often it's a tacit message passed from father to son. Many young boys want to imitate their dads or even outdo them. This is the tragedy of the gun rights movement.
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