Yes, it is scary. There was a shooting last year on a Texas school basketball court as well, injuring two boys who were playing at the time. That shooting came as a result of some men target shooting. The bullets flew into the playground area.Then Monday’s sunny holiday introduced unthinkable events — gunfire on an elementary school basketball court that left a 14-year-old boy with a bullet hole in his leg, and later, six teens rounded up in the crime.And while Murfreesboro police insist the incident is isolated, and the school principal sent a letter home promising safety is his top priority, typical reassurances aren’t enough for the Amber Glen neighbors and those in nearby Evergreen Farms, who used to believe the schoolyard was a safe place to play.“It’s scary,” said Alison Jones, whose daughter attends Cason Lane Academy, the public elementary school where the shooting happened. “There’s a reason we pick our daughter up from school, because I worry about things like this.”
Kids should be safe from bullets while playing on school basketball courts. And where did the 6 teens accused of this crime get their gun? All guns in the hands of children must first pass through the hands of an adult.