Indiana Student Shot to Death by Former Student
was shot to death in the parking lot of his Gary, Ind., school
by a former student, the Associated Press reported March 30.
Neal Boyd, 16, was shot in the head outside Lew Wallace High
School by a
17-year-old former student. School Superintendent Mary Guinn
suspected gunman had stopped coming to school about a year
and a half ago.
According to police, the teenage boy admitted to shooting
Boyd. Police Chief
John Roby also said the suspect told police where the gun
Police are unsure whether the two boys knew each other or
what the motive was
for the shooting.
"It was a one-on-one incident. Basically what happened,
walked up to the 16-year-old and put a gun to his head and
fired one shot,"
Roby said. "I guess the fortunate thing about it is
that there was only a
small crowd around."
The shooting occurred before classes started for the day.
The student body
was sent home for the day.
Authorities arrested the shooter at his home minutes after
the incident. Roby
said he would be charged as an adult.
The high school, located in an area of the city notorious
for high crime, has
been plagued by gun violence in recent years.