New York: In a heart-rending incident, Javon Davies, a sixth grader from Alabama, penned a will to his best friend “just in case” he dies in a school shooting. Javon and his buddy, Cameron, wrote letters to one another, each mentioning what they would leave the other if they get shot at in school. Notably, CBS News has reported that Javon’s middle school received a threat, which could have prompted the sixth grader to write his will. Javon said he wrote the letter “just in case something happened to one of us because some kids get rowdy up and might end up getting somebody shot or something.” His will included his PlayStation 4 and his cat.
Talking to CBS News, Javon’s mother, Mariama, said: “I could not believe it…My child, he’s in the sixth grade, like, this is not something he should be thinking about.” In the end, Javon wrote in his will: “Dear family, I love you all. You gave me the clothes on my back and you stuck with me all the time. Love, Javon.”
Taking to CBS, the kid said: “I know it’s gonna be OK because God got me in his hands”.
More than five years have passed since a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, stirring the long US debate about gun rights, which are protected by the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. A gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018. US President Donald Trump, a Republican who has frequently pledged support for gun rights, urged changes to gun laws and other safety measures after the February 14 mass shooting.
Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student, is accused of using a semiautomatic assault rifle to kill 17 students and faculty members at the high school.