Bloomington -- The father of a central Illinois teenager who pulled a gun in his class and fired shots into the ceiling has admitted giving the boy the weapon.
Forty-three-year-old Rodney Kinder pleaded guilty Thursday to unlawful delivery of a firearm to a minor. He was given two months of probation.
A second charge was dropped in a plea deal.
Kinder's son was sentenced to juvenile prison for the Sept. 7 shooting at Normal Community High School. A teacher tackled the teen and no one was injured.
The boy pleaded guilty but mentally ill in December.
According to court documents, Kinder gave his son the .22-caliber Ruger pistol for Christmas in 2011 though he knew the boy didn't have a valid firearm owner's identification card.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
904 South Side Drive
Decatur, IL 62521
Primary Phone: 217-424-2500
Primary Email: email@example.com
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and WAND. All