From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM – Formal charges of manslaughter have been filed against a student at Huffman High School two days after he allegedly brought a gun to the school, which discharged and killed 17-year old Courtlin Arrington, a fellow student. The announcement was made by the office of Jefferson County District Attorney Mike Anderton.
Michael Jerome Barber was charged with manslaughter and “Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Pistol”.
The district attorney’s office stated that it has examined evidence presented by the Birmingham Police Department and conducted interviews with students at the high school.
“Our hearts go out to the family of Ms. Arrington, all of her friends, and those whose lives would have been changed through her nursing dreams had this event not occurred,” the district attorney’s office stated. “This is a parent’s worst nightmare. We expect the charges will be heard through the court system and justice meted out to the person responsible.”
Barber is being held at the Jefferson County Jail with bonds totaling $75,300.