FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A 7-year-old boy accused of a school shooting that killed a classmate has been ordered to a foster home because of behavioral and family problems.
Police say the boy found a .32-caliber handgun at home and shot Kayla Rolland, 6, to death at Buell Elementary School on Feb. 29. Prosecutors have said he will not be charged because of his age.
A judge ruled Tuesday that the boy and his two siblings be placed in separate foster homes after a state Family Independence Agency caseworker said they had become a burden for the maternal aunt who had been caring for them.
The ruling came in a hearing for the children's mother, Tamarla Owens, who admitted to neglect in May. The FIA claimed Owens subjected her son and his older brother to a dangerous environment by leaving them in a house containing guns and drugs.