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James S. Ellenson, the lawyer for the family of the 6 year old has released a statement.


Apparently the 6 year old has intellectual and behavioral disabilities. I don't know if his special education was for him alone, or if the entire class he was in was a "special education" class. But the child was in a very rare “individualized education program” or IEP, which is provided to students with disabilities under federal law.

Regarding the disability, the family said the boy “was under a care plan at the school that included his mother or father attending school with him and accompanying him to class every day.”

But for whatever reasons, there was no parent with the child the day of the shooting. And... get this...

The superintendent of Newport News schools revealed last week that Richneck administrators had learned the child may have had a weapon before the shooting. But a search did not find the handgun, despite staff looking through his bag.

Ellenson told The Associated Press by phone Thursday evening that his understanding is that the gun was in the mother’s closet on a top shelf that was well over six feet high. The weapon also had a trigger lock that requires a key, similar to a bike lock.

I think is room here for many lawsuits from the parents of students that witnessed this shooting, against the school district.
 

Dodger12

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James S. Ellenson, the lawyer for the family of the 6 year old has released a statement.


Apparently the 6 year old has intellectual and behavioral disabilities. I don't know if his special education was for him alone, or if the entire class he was in was a "special education" class. But the child was in a very rare “individualized education program” or IEP, which is provided to students with disabilities under federal law.

Regarding the disability, the family said the boy “was under a care plan at the school that included his mother or father attending school with him and accompanying him to class every day.”

But for whatever reasons, there was no parent with the child the day of the shooting. And... get this...

The superintendent of Newport News schools revealed last week that Richneck administrators had learned the child may have had a weapon before the shooting. But a search did not find the handgun, despite staff looking through his bag.

Ellenson told The Associated Press by phone Thursday evening that his understanding is that the gun was in the mother’s closet on a top shelf that was well over six feet high. The weapon also had a trigger lock that requires a key, similar to a bike lock.

I think is room here for many lawsuits from the parents of students that witnessed this shooting, against the school district.

None of this makes sense and, as always, if it doesn't make sense something just isn't true. There's a crisis today in our schools with kids who are not acclimated to normal society. My humble opinion is that doctors are prescribing meds to kids at a young age and the meds fuck them up even more. This child had an "intellectual and behavioral" disabilities. I'd be willing to bet that the parents have issues themselves that contributed to this child's development.

I had young kids and guns in my home. I can't fathom that a 6 year old would get a hold of a secured and out of reach weapon without some negligence of the parents. People can sue the parents but they probably don't have insurance or a pot to piss in so the taxpayers will foot the bill. I also don't believe the teachers searched the 6 year old. You're telling me that a 6 year old with developmental issues is smart enough to conceal a weapon where teachers can't find it? And they knew the kid had a weapon probably because the child showed it to his friends.

Just another example of our society being fucked. I have friends who are teachers and they have kids starting school who aren't potty trained and still wearing diapers at 5 and 6 years pf age. Follow the bread crumbs to the dysfunctional parents and you'll get all the answers you need.
 

Dodger12

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There's a mind set in society today where these cretins are not held accountable for any of their acctions. There are no consequences so their decision making process doesn't factor in any of the negative consequences. Keep having kids when you can't afford them? No problem, responsible members of society will pay for your conduct. Rob, steal and hurt others? No problem, we'll let you out with no consequences. Sit at home and smoke weed all day? No problem, we'll provide you disability paid for by working Americans. Don't raise your kids with any discipline? No problem, we'll just send them to school and make the teachers struggle to teach your child respect and discipline while taking time away from adjusted children.

There was a time when people had to sink or swim. And that survival instinct provided the will to work and put food on the table. To decide what was needed and what wasn't. To decide if the risk was worth the reward. To raise your kids with a work ethic to prepare them for life's challenges. The world has changed and people suck.
 

Creeper

In the Rotation
None of this makes sense and, as always, if it doesn't make sense something just isn't true. There's a crisis today in our schools with kids who are not acclimated to normal society. My humble opinion is that doctors are prescribing meds to kids at a young age and the meds fuck them up even more. This child had an "intellectual and behavioral" disabilities. I'd be willing to bet that the parents have issues themselves that contributed to this child's development.

I had young kids and guns in my home. I can't fathom that a 6 year old would get a hold of a secured and out of reach weapon without some negligence of the parents. People can sue the parents but they probably don't have insurance or a pot to piss in so the taxpayers will foot the bill. I also don't believe the teachers searched the 6 year old. You're telling me that a 6 year old with developmental issues is smart enough to conceal a weapon where teachers can't find it? And they knew the kid had a weapon probably because the child showed it to his friends.

Just another example of our society being fucked. I have friends who are teachers and they have kids starting school who aren't potty trained and still wearing diapers at 5 and 6 years pf age. Follow the bread crumbs to the dysfunctional parents and you'll get all the answers you need.

And how did he get past the trigger lock, if there really was one?

I don't have kids in my house anymore but I still keep my guns locked in a safe. I can get in quickly but someone else would need to break the save open which would be noisy and time consuming.
 

Dodger12

Super Moderator
And how did he get past the trigger lock, if there really was one?

I don't have kids in my house anymore but I still keep my guns locked in a safe. I can get in quickly but someone else would need to break the save open which would be noisy and time consuming.

I agree and I don't believe there was a trigger lock. I don't keep my guns in a safe but they are secured in an area where no one goes excpet me and my wife. And I also keep a loaded gun nearby (and out of reach). Keeping all guns locked is counter productive....as the saying goes....."you never need a gun....until you need one real bad."
 

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I agree and I don't believe there was a trigger lock. I don't keep my guns in a safe but they are secured in an area where no one goes excpet me and my wife. And I also keep a loaded gun nearby (and out of reach). Keeping all guns locked is counter productive....as the saying goes....."you never need a gun....until you need one real bad."
Reminds me of this meme:

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