12-y-o shoots family in Burlington, CO

Link to the BBC story, and more detail from the Denver Post.

There’s not a lot of information at this stage. The *Denver Post *story implies a happy family well-integrated into the community, but no motive whatsoever. I find it hard to believe that a twelve-year-old murders his parents without some provocation (though I have to note that 85% of their children did NOT murder them). Then there’s the combination of a “deeply religious” family (Evangeliscal / 7th-Day Adventist), home-schooled kids, and a state with (relatively) easy access to guns. I don’t know what my point is, which is why I put this in MPSIMS and not Great Debates, but you’d think the state that brought us the Columbine shootings would be working harder to prevent the combination of troubled kids and guns. Or maybe they are and there just isn’t any way to intervene with troubled home-schooled kids in small towns. Sad either way.