Following the latest horrific school shooting episode in the nation, word comes that the parents of the seventh-grade student - who shot and killed a teacher and injured two students before turning the gun on himself – could face charges if it is determined by police that the weapon used by the boy came from his home, according to a UPI report on Wednesday.
The shooting that occurred at Sparks Middle School in the town of Sparks, Nevada, left an eighth-grade teacher and former Marine, Michael Landsberry, dead.
Specifically, Sparks Police Department deputy chief Tom Miller stated that the potential is there for charges to be filed against the parents. The local prosecution team would have to determine whether they would actually press charges.
In the slaying, the investigators at the school said that they think the student got the Ruger 9mm – a semi-automatic handgun – from his own home.
Due to the age of the child, the name of the student has been withheld by authorities as well as to respect privacy at this time for the parents.
The motive for the shooting is still unknown, although other students at the school have indicated that he had been bullied at the school – and even said, as he pointed a gun at student, “You ruined my life, so I’m going to ruin yours.”