Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

16-year old injured by 18-year old bullied student in school shooting

An 18-year old student at a Houston high school, Warren Lewis, had been repeatedly bullied.  His mother had spoken to school officials, but nothing changed.

Then Warren decided to take a handgun to school in his backpack to protect himself.  Then, on January 10th, he opened fire in a crowded school hallway, injuring a 16-year old boy in the leg.

Lewis is now speaking publicly about the problem of bullying.
In response to last month's shooting, the school district issued see-through backpacks to all students. The school's metal detectors are also kept on through 10 a.m. daily, past the morning bell.
From another article:

Lewis faces felony charges of aggravated assault and weapons possession. Lewis and his mother haven’t been home for weeks, ever since someone opened fire on their northeast Houston home.

“We have to send a message to our youth that violence is not the vehicle to solve our problems,” said local activist Deric Muhammad.

Lewis had been an honor roll student in the 12th grade, set to graduate this year.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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