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 Kayla Rolland

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Kayla Rolland

  • Birth 12 May 1993 Mount Morris, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 29 Feb 2000 Mount Morris, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Millington, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 9177285

Murder Victim. Kayla was shot to death by 6 year old Dedrick Owens in their 1st grade classroom at Buell Elementary School in Mount Morris, Michigan. Dedrick obtained the gun from his uncle's house and brought it to school to show it off. He pointed the gun at Kayla and screamed "I hate you" and shot her once in the neck, she died half an hour later. Kayla's story became one of the focal points for filmmaker Michael Moore's documentary "Bowling For Columbine." Kayla became the youngest victim of school shootings, and because of Dedrick's age he can not be held accountable for his actions. But Jamelle James, Dedrick's uncle could face a 15 year prison sentence because he possessed the gun that was used to kill Kayla.

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  • Originally Created by: MarissaK
  • Added: 24 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9177285
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kayla Rolland (12 May 1993–29 Feb 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9177285, citing Pine Grove Cemetery, Millington, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .