UPDATE: 12-year-old Shooting Victim's Father Says Son Knew Gun Safety

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

Grief Counselors Available

Grief counselors will be available on Monday for students at Madison County schools following the accidental death of a student, superintendent Matt Eberhardt said in an email.

Eberhardt said a crisis team met Sunday morning to develop plans for the school division. Counselors and psychologists from Madison and other divisions will be available.

Also, representatives from hospice, counseling interventions and the ministerial association will be available, Eberhardt said.

"Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences go out to the family following the tragedy," he said.

October 27, 2013


The father of a 12-year-old boy killed Saturday in an accidental shooting says his son knew about gun safety.

Daniel Ray Dixon Jr. told the Newsplex on Sunday he thought his son was with his mother. Dixon said he had owned a number of guns prior to and taught his son about how to use one safely.

The boy was killed in an accidental shooting at a friend's house in Pratts late Saturday afternoon. The Madison County Sheriff's Office says the investigation is ongoing.

Madison County Public Schools superintendent Matt Eberhardt said grief counselors and psychologists will be available for students and staff on Monday.

October 26, 2013


A 12-year-old boy has died after a potential accidental shooting, according to a press release from the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

The release says deputies were called to a wooded area in the Pratts section of Madison County shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday. The initial report was for an accidental shooting involving two juveniles.

The release says the 12-year-old was found dead at the scene from an apparent gunshot wound.

No other details were immediately released, and the investigation is ongoing.

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