As we all know the parents of the recent mass shooting are being charged with manslaughter. The DA has made her statements indicating that the timeline somehow proves guilt. So let’s go over it. I also found this article that breaks down the time frame and actions of the parents and shooter very well. I will be quoting from this article. https://amp.freep.com/amp/8854011002 here is the time line of the Text messages First of all there is absolutely nothing wrong with buying your kids guns. I have done this. I started my oldest shooting at the age of 4 and a half. The gun he learned on was a single shot .22 that I bought for him (yes it’s his). This is also not illegal. Don’t believe me? Here’s a picture from the ATF website. I’m sure this is being exploited to try and underline the fact that the parents bought this gun for him and they also referenced the gun as his. Like I already shown, this is not illegal and they were obviously supervising him while he had the gun. Since when did searching ammo require an age verification like porn? He can’t buy it anyway. But with that aside my kids also look for ammo on line. One loves waterfowl hunting which requires steel shot by federal law. That’s hard to find right now so he will search it and let me know if any is online for good prices. Searching for ammo is not indicative of a mass shooter. Secondly, why would the mom be mad at her son? He done absolutely nothing illegal or outside of common practice with kids who are learning to shoot. The teacher would likely report my kid if that’s all it took. If my kid done that and I was called in to the school I would likely tell them that he done nothing wrong and I would lecture them for wasting my time. I also would reassure my kid that he done nothing wrong at all. This may be the most questionable allegation made. But you must remember that this allegation is coming from the DA. So let’s point out the rest of the DA’s timeline claim before I address this fully. but I will say that while that drawing is not criminal it most definitely is disturbing and if this action alone justifies manslaughter for the parents it should likewise justify manslaughter for the school because all parties allowed him to stay. Let’s continue with this time line for the remainder of the day. The don't do it text could mean don’t kill yourself for all we know. It was sent after the shooting was over. Not sure why they are focusing on that text. But let’s address everything on 30th now. The DA wants you to believe the gun was accessible to Ethan. It may have been and it may not have been. The suspects lawyers are claiming the gun was locked up and the DA is making a circus of the case. If the gun was in fact locked up it does show less neglect. However there is no law requiring you to do so. So the point is moot. Although, they still claim it was locked article as follows https://www.foxnews.com/us/ethan-crumbley-parents-lawyers-gun-prosecution feel free to pick your side on the topic of being locked up because this claim is obviously being disputed. I however error on the side of innocence because that’s what the constitution prescribes. But keep in mind that if the DA has come out and suggested that the pack should have been checked and that the gun was not locked up, and it comes out that there was a lock it totally ruins her credibility. If there was so much as a trigger lock on the gun she is obviously exploiting innocent people with lies. So I wouldn’t be quick to judge on the locking comment. All guns come with trigger or action locks. It’s required by law. The timeline further proves that the parents believed the gun to be safe. After they heard of the shooting they checked to make sure their gun was still where they claimed they locked it up at. Then they called the police to identify their son as the likely shooter. I don’t think this is anything other than shocked parents as of now. ———————————////// Now let me say where I don’t agree with actions. If my kid drew a picture like that his gun would no longer be his. He would also get some good punishment and I definitely would get him professional help. However, I likely wouldn’t have pulled him out of school unless the school required it. I would want him to learn still even if he was going to a shrink after school.