Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tragedy

MADISON, Ala. — A ninth-grader was shot to death by another student during a class change Friday at a north Alabama middle school, authorities said.

Todd Brown, 14, was shot about 1:45 p.m. and taken by ambulance from Discovery Middle School to Huntsville Hospital, where he died, said hospital spokeswoman Kristen Bishop. She wouldn't release any other details.

The suspected shooter was arrested inside in the school, where police are regularly stationed.

Police did not release the name of the alleged shooter, also a ninth-grader, citing their ongoing investigation. No one else was injured and it wasn't immediately clear what prompted the gunfire.(link)

I was on my way to pick up lil bit when this bit of news came across the radio. I live about 15 miles from there and it was a sad day. It's good that they caught the shooter, but I feel very badly for both the families involved.

Prayers go out to the family and friends of Mr. Brown and the family of the young man who took his life.