17-year-old girl shot dead in AL high school earlier this month

17-year-old girl shot dead in AL high school earlier this month

Michael Jerome Barber

UPDATE 4/27/2018: Barber has been charged with reckless manslaughter as evidence is said to indicate the gun went off accidentally when Barber showed it to Courtlin Arrington. Barber then shot himself in the leg when he went into the school hallway and put the gun in his waistband. The gun was said to have accidentally discharged a second time.

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Back around the 8th of March, 17-year-old Courtlin Arrington was allegedly shot to death by 17-year-old Michael Jerome Barber at Huffman High School in Birmingham, Alabama. It was originally thought to be an accidental shooting, however, police have said after reviewing security footage that doesn’t appear to be the case. Barber has been charged with manslaughter and has been released after posting $75,300 bail.

Witnesses say Barber had been robbed at school and that’s why he had the gun. Where Barber obtained the gun from has not yet been made public as far as I know. No motive has been released of yet as well. Barber has been charged as an adult.

Accidental or not, this guy took a gun to a school and reportedly ended the life of a promising young student. The fact that he’s not currently in jail is a travesty.

There hasn’t been much news about this story since the killing took place, but I’ll post updates as they occur and as time allows.

(Sources)
AL.com
Daily Mail
WSB