Georgia school shooting suspect got guns from home
Police in Conyers, Georgia, say the teen suspect in yesterday's school shooting got the guns he used from home.
Fifteen-year-old Thomas Solomon was armed with a rifle and a handgun when he allegedly shot six students at Heritage High School.
Police say Solomon broke into his stepfather's gun cabinet to get the weapons.
He then brought the guns to school and began shooting in the common area. Solomon shot six students before a teacher managed to talk him out of shooting himself.
The teenager has a court appearance on Monday. He's charged with aggravated assault.
Five of the injured students were taken immediately to nearby Rockdale Hospital in Conyers. The sixth student was taken to hospital in Atlanta. None of the injuries were life threatening.
Two of the shooting victims, both girls, are still in hospital. The other four were treated and released Friday morning.
Solomon was just like any other American teen. He played baseball, went to church and was even a member of the boy scouts. But friends say he was distraught about breaking up with his girlfriend.
Heritage High School has 1,400 students. Thursday was the last day of school for senior students.
Exactly a month earlier, on April 20, two high school students murdered 13 people in a shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
U.S. President Bill Clinton, who visited the survivors of Littleton on Thursday, called the Conyers shooting "deeply troubling."