posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 05:50 PM
Happened in my county, Kitsap. Kid had taken a .45 from his mother's house (broken home) saying he needed it for protection as he was running away.
The gun discharged inside his backpack and hot the girl. Comments on the local newspaper site suggest the kid was already a troublemaker at eight, but
there's no official information about him yet. This all happened yesterday.
This morning a state trooper was shot and killed in a routine traffic stop in the same county. His alleged shooter committed suicide a short time
later. The day before yesterday a guy shot and killed a 76 year old in Poulsbo (same county), because the old guy had made 'sexual advances' toward
him, and a week or so before that police shot and killed a young man who had a gun at a NAPA auto parts store also in Poulsbo. A few days ago a 61
year old woman was knifed and killed in Bremerton near where the student was shot. Indications are that the same guy was responsible for one other
death and a stabbing earlier
People around here are feeling pretty beleagured right now. We've got the usual meth heads and such, but the county as a whole is not a high crime
area, or at least wasn't.