Oh but didnt you read; little Nanthaniel was only trying to scare his teacher and "never intended to pull the trigger". Its just a typical example of the crazy high jinx that prepubescent teenagers partake in. He sounds like a thoroughly adorable little bugger.:)
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin
Yes guns are designed to release a projectile at high speed. That is what guns a designed to do. That is what that gun did. Cars are designed to drive on a road. You should not sue Toyota if you get run over by a drunk driver.