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.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/04/03/binghamton.shooting/index.html A lone gunman killed at least 12 people and himself Friday in an immigration services center in Binghamton, New York, a government official who has been briefed on the situation said.