Parents Want Answers After Student Shot With Nail Gun

By: Kieran Wilson Email
By: Kieran Wilson Email

After a student is shot in the leg with a nail gun at a local high school, his parents are raising questions about supervision in the classroom.

Last Monday Palisade High student Kyle Howell was shot in the leg with a nail gun by another student. Kyle says it's not unusual for the students in Tech Ed class to play with automatic nail guns.

Kyle’s mother Regina wants answers as to how students are able to play with automatic tools. She says the teacher wasn’t in the room when the shooting occurred, but District 51 spokesman Jeff Kirtland says “we believe the teacher was in the room at the time”.

The district is conducting an investigation into the incident. The Howell's and the school board are arranging a meeting to discuss last Monday's events.


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  • by B A Parent Location: GJ on Dec 13, 2007 at 05:37 PM
    It is absolutely ridiculous that these parents take the moronic position of blaming everyone but the punks involved in the incident. If it was a common occurrence as Kyle states, why have his parents not taught him to report such incidents? Or was he a participant who tried to hide it and did not want to get in trouble for his own actions? These parents who sue the school district because their kid was not good enough to make the team, parents who defend their kid's posting of assaults on You Tube and these who have not taught their kids that power tools can be a deadly weapon if not used properly are more at fault than anyone.
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