An oh-so-admirable yet oh-so-disturbing task for a middle student to take on in the name of equality. Maybe if adults were smart enough to handle this situation (i.e. teachers and principals in the schools) children wouldn’t be forced to handle it themselves.
via Gay Star News:
An 11-year-old boy planned to shoot a classmate for calling a friend ‘gay’.
He had taken a semi-automatic .22 caliber handgun with 400 rounds of ammunition to his school in Vancouver, Washington.
(Early Oct. 24) police say the boy had heard voices telling him to shoot another student, and then turn the gun on himself.
The boy is facing charges of attempted assault and is currently being held in a juvenile detention facility.
When the boy’s concerned mother had called in to report her son may have taken knives to school, police detained the child and discovered his other weapons.
‘We are at a loss for words and deeply saddened for the fear that these circumstances have caused,’ the statement said, as reported by KPTV.
‘We are cooperating with law enforcement, school personnel and mental health officials to ensure our son gets the help he needs.’