12-year-old boy shoots his mother because he did not want to go to school


Boy holding gun (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A boy was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after trying to kill his mother because he did not want to go to school, according to police in Alabama.

Calvert police said that they have arrested the 12-year-old boy, who was not identified, after using his mother’s shotgun to shoot her once during an argument about going to school.

The boy was booked into jail, and he is being held without bail.

According to the police investigation, the boy shot his mother at their home on Thursday. The boy and his mother had a discussion about him going to school.

After the boy refused to go to school, he went to a room in the home, where the shotgun was kept. The boy then went to the back of the home and shot his mother in the back at close range.

The mother was rushed to a hospital, where she is said to be in stable condition. Police said that the mother is lucky to have survived the attack.