Friday, January 13, 2006

Boy Shot At School Had Modified Pellet Gun

It looks pretty REAL to me. If I didn't know better I'd say that's a 9mm Beretta.

Local6 is reporting...
LONGWOOD, Fla. -- A suicidal eighth-grader who briefly took another child hostage before being shot on a school campus by a sheriff's SWAT team member Friday was holding a modified pellet gun, officials said Friday.
Just sit back and watch America's favorite passtime, second guessing the cops, begin!

Student was bullies' target
Chris Penley is quiet and has a tough time at school, some say.

The teen returned to Milwee two weeks ago. He left last spring after he threatened to blow up a school bus and everyone on it, said Adrianne Medlock, who also is a school-district employee.

She said a student on the bus was bullying him, and Chris had had enough. He was disciplined by the district and forced out of school for two or three weeks. He enrolled at Rays of Hope Charter School in Sanford, she said.


At 12:03 PM, Blogger wild cur said...

It started yesterday in my office with people condemming the police before they even knew the facts. This is a terrible tragedy, and my heart goes out to the boy's family,but I'm sure the LAST thing the police WANTED to do was shoot this boy.

At 10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is exactly why kids should be told whenever they encounter a bully that will not stop, they should just hit the bully right in the face, as hard as they can as fast as they can. If this happens every time the bully starts with someone he will quickly change his ways.

Jim in PA

At 7:48 AM, Blogger NewsVeiws said...

Oh boy! I just heard Nation on your show.
And I noticed two things right away:
A. ''I don't know where the reports of him being suicidal come from''
Um, HELLO! LOCAL6.COM!!! same place where both you and I found the pic of 'the pellet gun'. And posted it to our own blogs.
B. ''No one has said anything about a lawsuit''. (well, until now). I've heard his ads. He advertises quite a bit on the radio. How does an attourney PAY for all those ads? OH WOW! as I'm writing this one of Mr. Nation's ads is playing on 540!!! HMMMM...

At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are there no more Andy Taylors left in the World. The terrorist have won on yet another front of American life. We don't have any compasion for ANYONE who might tried to hurt us. Even our own kids. Thats sad.
I knew some wwii vets that would have thrown down their weapon and risked their own life trying to talk this kid out of hurting himself or anyone else. This would be your typical american. And if he was wrong then he still tried as an american who believed in our kids. Like we use too. If he were wrong, and did die trying, then he would be an american hero. We use to have a big place in our hearts for heros. But there are none on this one

At 2:54 PM, Blogger Sick Boy said...

...and Dennis The Menace carried a sling shot. To the Police: Tough call. Safety first. Thank you.
Final thoughts:
* 15 years old
* 8th Grade?
* "Painted black" in an attempt to deceive.
* Refusal to comply with direction/orders.
* If the Parent knew what it was, then why didn't he/she remove and secure the pellet GUN from his possession?
* Nation was on this like white on rice...over the weekend. (Sounds of ambulance sirens go by....)
* $1 says there is an attempt to go after the manufactuer also.

At 9:45 PM, Blogger wayTOtheRIGHT said...

sicko i am so offended by
"Nation was on this like *white on rice*"

playing a race card at a time like this.

i just cannot believe that you would do such a thing!!!


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