PORT ORCHARD, Washington (Reuters) - A 9-year-old Washington state boy accused of bringing a loaded handgun to third-grade, where it went off in his backpack and critically wounded a classmate, was charged on Thursday with assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. Meanwhile the 8-year-old victim, Amina Kocer-Bowman, was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, one day after suffering gunshot wounds to her arm and abdomen. The boy, a third-grade student at Armin Jahr Elementary School in Bremerton, Washington, was charged with one count each of third-degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm on school grounds. http://news.yahoo.com/boy-9-charged-shooting-third-grade-classmate-235621597.html What the hell kinda parents does this kid have?!!!!! I understand at 9 your a bit more accountable for what you do, but I feel this whole situation would not have happened with some good parenting!!! Who leaves a loaded gun completely accessible to a 9 year old? Sure when my grandpa would show me guns he taught me what not to do, and how to use them. Sounds like dad had an open gun without telling junior what can happen when not respected. sorry if repost!