Teen says he 'just freaked out' and shot principal

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    Eric Hainstock, 16, is accused of shooting a school principal to death
    He tells police "I just freaked out" and didn't mean to kill the man
    Jury sees the videotaped statement at trial
    Hainstock could go to prison for life if he is convicted

    BARABOO, Wisconsin (AP) -- A boy on trial in the shooting death of his principal told investigators that he "just freaked out" and pulled the trigger three times, but that he didn't mean to kill the man.

    According to the criminal complaint, Hainstock, then a 15-year-old freshman, went to school outside Cazenovia, about 65 miles northwest of Madison, with a shotgun and a revolver.

    Blayza Mueller, a friend who held Hainstock down in the moments after the shooting, said Hainstock had been teased and was so frustrated by it that he complained to his mother that no teachers would stop it. But he said he'd seen Hainstock get into "more than 20" shoving matches with other kids since sixth grade.

    "Eric usually starts it," he said. "Kids he's picking on call him names. He usually can't handle what they give him."

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/08/01/principal.shot.ap/index.html


    Yea it was sure an accident and he sure didn't mean to kill the Principal, he only went to school with two guns fully loaded. Also this kid pick's on other kids then when they call him names back he can't take it. He shouldn't be dishing shit out then.
     
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    I wonder how he got the two guns?
     
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    I would not be surprised if 15 is the legal age to buy a gun out there.
     

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