Teenager shoots his family for telling him to get out of bed and go to school

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16-year-old boy from Tennessee had an extreme reaction when his family told him to get out of bed and go to school – he shot them.

On Tuesday morning the teenager, who has not been identified, became angry that his grandmother, Eearline Hill, and his mother, Sheryl Williams, told him to get his day started, according to a police statement.

The teenager threatened the two women and then got his handgun, which no one knew he owned. He then fired several shots in the family home, police said.

“There was a quarrel about getting up and getting ready for the day when [at some point] the 16-year-old ran to a closet, got a 9 mm handgun and started firing,” Nashville police spokeswoman Kris Mumford said, as reported by the Tennessean.

Bullets hit his 67-year-old grandmother twice, while his 12-year-old sister and 6-year-old nephew – his older sister’s son – were reportedly grazed by gunfire.

The boy allegedly tried to shoot his mother, 42, in the living room but she ducked behind the sofa to avoid being hit.

He fled the home and tossed the gun away at a nearby apartment.

 

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