Nine Year Old Involved In School Shooting Sentenced To Probation
The nine year old who was arrested and held on a $50,000 bond in Washington has been sentenced for the shooting.
Tuesday in Washington, the boy was sentenced to a total of 12 months of probation, along with some other requirements that the child must follow. He was found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree, reckless endangerment and possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon on school facilities. According to MSNBC, a battery charge was dropped, in exchange for the boy’s testimony against his mother and her boyfriend.
Along with the probation, the child must write an apology letter to the victim, and have no contact with his mother, 34 year old Jamie Lee Passmore, or her boyfriend, 50 year old Douglas Bauer. Even further, the boy must be home schooled, and undergo 48 hours of counseling. When given the opportunity to say anything to the court at his sentencing, the boy said “I’m Sorry.”
The victim, 8 year old Amina Kocer-Bowman, was shot back on February 22. She received a gunshot wound to the stomach and the arm, when the gun went off after the boy tossed his bag down on the ground. Kocer-Bowman was is still being listed as in serious condition.
Reports at MSNBC indicate that the boy was able to get the gun from his mothers glove box and that the gun is registered to Bauer, the mother’s boyfriend. Bremerton, Washington police have obtained warrants for both Passmore and Bauer. Passmore’s warrant includes charges for two second-degree counts of unlawful possession of a firearm. Bauer’s has a single charge of second-degree count of unlawful possession of a firearm.