WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News, Weather & Sports

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.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.


powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 229419011