Note: The following was written by my 15 year old after getting in trouble. If you missed that blog, you can read part one here and part two here. Here was the outcome. I have not edited this in any way, so the language you read and grammar are authentic to his voice. I felt it was important for him to be able to speak freely about his side of things since I spoke freely about my side of things. So, without further ado…. Mel’s blog….
If you’re reading this then you already know what happened or you don’t know anything but I’m here to tell you. It all started on 4/16/17 when I decided to buy a gun. It was a 9 mm and I got the money by working for my mom’s old boss. But the reason I got the gun was to keep me safe and you could say I was just trying to be cool because alot of people have them. I was planning on having it for a couple of months and then sell it for more to make a profit off of it. But I went to my friend’s house and I was going to leave it at home but then I just brought it with me. So I get to his house and its in my back pack and after a day of staying at his house, I stayed for one more night and we had no groceries so we left his house around 12 pm to head to Walmart because no one would take us and it was going to be a 2 hour walk and I had the gun in my right pocket. The only reason I brought it with me was because it was pitch black and a new area for me because I live in Knoxville TN in a poor community where the police don’t really care about the people and I have walked late at night before in Knoxville and haven’t had the cops pull me over once, but where he lived it was more white and wealthier so when they saw a darker kid walking late at night they thought something suspicious and they called the cops. So after we get like 30 minutes away from his house the cops pulled us over. I didn’t see him coming because he came from behind us so I couldn’t do nothing with the gun so I just left it in my pocket and he asked us questions, he was going to take us home. So after the questions he said I have to search you before I put you in my car and at that point I knew I was going to get caught. So he found it and he put me in hand cuffs and put me in his car and took me to juvenile when I got there they searched me and put me in a jump suit then they took me to my room where I would be staying for 48 hours it was a small room with a bed, sink and a toilet but the was a big window on the back wall and a camera in the top corner of the room and a damn light that never turned off.
I had to go to court and now I’m on probation and I have to take a drug class even though I don’t have a drug problem and it may affect my basketball but I won’t know until later.
And the way I feel about it now it was a stupid decision and I should have just stayed home or left my gun home. And if i could have done something different I probably wouldn’t have bought the gun because it fucked up my summer. I just hope it doesn’t mess up my basketball career. And if you are young and you have a gun get rid of it because it’s not worth having it.
The one good thing that came out of it is that I have to make better decisions now and I have to make sure I go to school. I was planning on doing better this year anyway but now I have to so its good.
Go follow me on my Instagram @mel_moore_1 and sub to me and my friends YouTube channel exoticGAMEplay