CBS News reports police said a 10-year-old Florida boy shot and killed himself Thursday after his mother “was addressing a behavioral issue” before school and now they’re investigating how the firearm was stored.
Clearwater police spokesman Rob Shaw said Thursday afternoon that Ian Sevostjanov’s mother had sent him to his room that morning. According to a news release, the boy was sent to a room in his family’s apartment, where he obtained the gun.
Ian, who was in fifth grade, died from a single shot. He was a student at Belleair Elementary, and fatally shot himself before 8:27 a.m., CBS Tampa affiliate WTSP reported.