By Pam Stevens
First the shooting in Bremerton, Kitsap County, shocked parents in Western Washington when the “shooter” was a 9-year-old boy who accidentally shot his fellow third grader, Amina Kocer-Bowman, 8, in the stomach. She is still in critical condition at Haborview Medical Center.
It’s hard to call this young boy a shooter when it is alleged that the gun went off accidentally while it was in the boy’s backpack. But why did he have a gun at school to begin with and how did he get his hands on that gun?
Just last week, an Ohio teenager went on a shooting spree at a suburban Cleveland high school where he shot and killed one other boy and left four other students injured before taking off.