Eleven years ago, a Mid-Michigan tragedy sent shockwaves across the country as a 6-year-old Kayla Rolland was shot and killed by a classmate at Buell Elementary.
Last year, NBC25 did an extensive look at the shooting, and how it could have been prevented. Authorities reported that the little shooter, a 6-year-old boy, was living in a home on Juliah Avenue in Mont Morris. Neighbors had reported drug dealing and crime at the home. Before social workers and police finished their investigation in the crimes, the first grader took a gun from a shoebox in his 19-year-old uncle TMs home on February 29, 2000 and took it to school.
Onlookers say the boy pulled out the gun when the teacher left the classroom, and shot Kayla point-blank.
Social workers have since worked to try to hide the child TMs identity, since he was a minor at the time of the incident. He was placed in a children TMs home.
Buell Elementary has since been demoloshed.