Main | Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Lawrence King, 15

A sad update to the California shooting:
A 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head at school died Wednesday, a police spokesman said. Eighth-grader Lawrence King, who was shot Tuesday during a class at E.O. Green Junior High, died at St. John's Regional Medical Center, David Keith said.

An unidentified 14-year-old classmate arrested near the school after the shooting had been booked for investigation of attempted murder. He now could face charges of murder and use of a firearm in commission of murder, said Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten.

Police have not alleged a motive for the shooting, but said there appeared to have been "bad blood" between the teens. Police said a handgun was used in the attack, which occurred with more than 20 other students in the room.

King's death was announced as his classmates finished their first day of school after the shooting. About three-quarters of the junior high's 1,150 students body showed up Wednesday for school, where psychologists held counseling sessions, Hueneme School District Superintendent Jerry Dannenberg said. The school is in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles.
I will follow this story closely and report on how the shooter is charged.

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