The 15-year-old boy shot by police while brandishing a pellet gun in his middle school was clinically brain dead Saturday but was being kept alive to harvest his organs, his family’s attorney said.
Christopher Penley was expected to die Saturday night or Sunday, family attorney Mark Nation said.
A little more on the motive behind Christopher Penley’s actions…
Friends also said Penley was suicidal – unhappy and bullied by several kids at school. He had run away from home several times, Kelly Swofford said.
“He said he had something planned,” her 11-year-old son Jeffery Swofford said.
Jeffery said Penley told him at breakfast Friday morning, “I hope I die today because I don’t really like my life.”
My thoughts and prayers are with the Penley family at this time.