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

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

17-year old Ohio boy attempts shooting suicide in school during class

A 17-year old boy had just started 1st period in his Cincinnati, Ohio, classroom, with 21 other students in his private Catholic school, when he pulled out a gun, put it to his right temple, and pulled the trigger.

The boy is now in critical condition.  No one else was injured.

The boy was a star pupil.

From an article:

Green Township police said there were at least 21 other students in the first-period classroom Monday morning at the all-male Catholic school west of Cincinnati. Teacher Michael Holman told police he was at his desk when he heard yelling, then saw the youth struggle briefly with the handgun, put it to his right temple and fire. 
He "discharged one round into his head," the police report stated. 
The student is a junior and an honors student. He made the top honor roll on the most recent academic report and has been active in Boy Scouts. School spokesman Greg Tankersley said he has an extensive record of community service, and has been "highly involved" in school life. .... 
Green Township police were investigating how the boy obtained what they described only as a semi-automatic handgun.

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


  1. Monday an 8 year old Alaskan boy shot and killed his sister with his hunting rifle. http://www.ktva.com/home/top-stories/Children-Too-Young-for-Guns-205897201.html

  2. Thanks for doing this. We need to do everything we can to force Congress to implement sensible measures to reduce gun violence in America.

  3. Thank you, Judi, for posting that link.


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