Source: People Magazine, p.45, 47-48 SIEC No: 19960142

This article describes attitudes towards guns in Alabama & events surrounding a shooting followed by suicide in the highschool parking lot. The friend survived & the shooting would have been ruled accidental. The article notes that the death of the 16-year old fits no convenient pattern of teenage suicide. Friends & family believe he killed himself because he was too caring a person to absorb what he had done to a friend, & too responsible to forgive himself for the way he had handled a gun.