Alabama 6th Grader Writes a Will In the Event of a School Shooting


Mass shootings have become a staple in America for decades now with many taking place in schools. The recent school shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school that left 17 dead, has a young Black child thinking about his mortality. 6th grader Javon Davies and his friends wrote wills should their lives be cut short in a school shooting.

The Alabama elementary school student wrote what he believed a will is and listed what belongings he would leave to his best friend, “a play station 4 plus controllers plus the game that go to it, my cat, my TV, my X-box.”

Davies’ mother Mariama Davies was brought to tears that her son has to think of his death at such a young age. Mariama said, “I could not believe it, you know. I mean my child is in the sixth grade. This is something he should not be thinking about.”

Javon said, “just in case something happened to one of us because some kids get rowdy up and might end up getting somebody shot or something.”

Javon ended his will with a message to his family, “Dear family, I love you all. You gave me the clothes on my back and you stuck with me all the time. Love, Javon.”

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