Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Terrible News Out of Ferrum

Tragic hunting accident near Ferrum College. From WDBJ7:

Students at Ferrum College gathered Wednesday morning for a private memorial service to remember the student who was shot and killed Tuesday.

Twenty-three-year-old Jessica Goode of Northern Virginia was shot in an apparent hunting accident Tuesday. Another student was injured in the shooting.

Jason Cloutier allegedly fired on them Tuesday afternoon about a mile from campus. Regis Boudinot was hit in the arm with the same bullet that killed Goode.

The students had been in the woods working on a science project.

"When the blast went off he said she looked at him and said 'I'm going to die,' and she collapsed before he could do anything and she died almost instantly," said Kimberly Boudinot, Regis' stepmom.

Cloutier is facing three charges, including manslaughter. Authorities say he was trespassing on county property. He's currently being held on $20,000 bond.

Truly horrible. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victim's family and friends, and all the students at Ferrum. Nobody should have to deal with this kind of thing.

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