Be polite to your friends.
A Sheriff Department release said an investigation revealed a 13-year-old male and a 16-year-old male were at the 13-year-old’s residence when the 13-year-old was loading a rifle and the weapon fired striking the 16-year-old in the back.
A 14-year-old male was at the residence and called 911, the report said.
One less friend.
I think I’ve remarked on this before, but I find it signifies something, perhaps an unconscious dehumanization, when “boys” or “men” become “males” once they come to the notice of police. I’ve kept count, but I don’t think girls and women are so frequently yclept, but I’ll keep my eye out.