A fifth-grader at Kingsley Middle School located south of Traverse
City, Michigan was found with a .25-caliber pistol last Monday. The
pistol was loaded and strapped to the boy’s waist. The Grand Traverse
County Sheriff’s Department say that the boy had a homework assignment with a list of student’s names written on the back. Some of
the names on the list were misspelled or missing last names. The list
seemed to show that the student intended to harm the students whose
names he had written on the assignment, because of a title that was
written above the names, according to investigators.
The boy stole the gun from his grandfather’s house, he admitted to
police during questioning. The student also gave conflicting reasons why
he brought the gun to school to investigators.
Kingsley Area Schools Superintendent Keith Smith said the
list the student had brought was hard to understand. “It’s obviously
not consistent with what was brought to school,” Smith said. “A gun with
one bullet doesn’t line up with a list of names, but you’ve still got
to take it seriously. That’s why we turned it over to police.”
student has been suspended for ten days, may face possible expulsion,
and may also face charges in juvenile court for bringing a loaded
firearm onto school property.
I suppose we have to consider granddad as a poor victim of theft. He would have no responsibility at all in this incident. Right?