Cochran’s nephew said he took the handgun to school for protection from some “bigger” kids who had threatened to beat him up.
The 9-year-old said that about a week before he brought the gun to school, he and a friend were “jumped” by some other boys. All the participants were suspended, Makus said.
The boy said his teacher and the principal did not believe his version of what happened.“They said I was crying wolf,” he said.
After the suspension, the boys who had jumped him threatened him again, he said.http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/03/08/2058983/uncle-of-boy-who-shot-student.html#storylink=cpy9-year-old pleads guilty in Bremerton school shootinghttp://today.seattletimes.com/2012/03/9-year-old-pleads-guilty-in-bremerton-school-shooting/
Bullying should be taking seriously, a child reports bullying and they say he is crying wolf?
Giving a 9 year old a criminal record is not going to help him one bit. There was common sense on the therapy approach and probation. you can do that without giving him a criminal record. Honestely what's wrong with america that gives a criminal record to a 9 year old.