Teen Shot By Neighbor Who Saw Him Toilet-Papering Principal’s House


Before you cover any house with toilet paper this Halloween, read this.

A man in still Springs, Tenn., is accused of shooting a teenager multiple times after he toilet-papered a school principal’s yard.

The the Times Free Press reports:

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Chris Guess said suspect Dale Bryant Farris, 65, fired at least two shots, with [shotgun] pellets striking the teenager in the right foot, inner left knee, right palm, right thigh and right side of his torso above the waistline.

The home being toilet-papered wasn’t Farris’. It was the residence of Huntland School principal Ken Bishop, who declined to press charges against the teen or his friends, who were allegedly involved in the prank.

“We want everybody to have a good time, but we want everybody to be safe,” Guess said. “If residents believe property is being vandalized “they need to get on the phone and call law enforcement.”

The Manchester Times reports that the teen who was injured declined medical treatment.

Farris is charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

His court date is scheduled for Dec. 5.