Texas does treat shooting people seriously. I'm sure @VicVisionBulldog could find proof of that. I personally don't think the kid that brought the gun to school should have walked out. He brought the pistol to shoot people that bullied him. He had intent to kill someone that day. He should been thrown in the slammer without bail just the same as anyone else that commit the same kind of crime. Plus the kid was way under 21 yet got his hands on a pistol (gun laws are really working). From what I've read the parents most likely provided the pistol and encouraged his actions. The parents should be facing prison time as well. I'm sure some riots would've broken out if they threw the book at the kid and his parents.