World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Scoop Link - Boy Had Violent History

Boy has violent history, young suspect in slaying had attacked other classmates, father says

Wednesday, March 1, 2000

By James L. Smith, Ken Palmer, Bryn Mickle and Linda Angelo

A 6-year-old boy who allegedly shot and killed a first-grade classmate was living in a crack house and had been suspended from school for fighting and other behavioral problems, the child's father told an investigator.

Genesee County Sheriff Robert J. Pickell said he spoke with the boy's father, an inmate at the county jail, late Tuesday night on behalf of Mt. Morris Township police.

When he heard about the shooting at Buell Elementary School, the man said he had a feeling his child was involved.

"He said a sickening feeling came over him ... because he knew his son and knew the type of problems he'd been having," Pickell said.

The father, 29, has been in jail since Feb. 20 for an alleged parole violation stemming from a burglary case, Pickell said.

The boy had moved out of his mother's home and was living with an uncle at a crack house, Pickell said the man told him. The child had been in trouble at school for poking another child with a pencil and for fighting, the father said.

When he asked his son about the incidents....

For More See…$01.frm

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>


Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>


Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC