Teen Charged for Killing Father with Crossbow Following Argument About Cutting School

This is ridiculous.

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A Delaware teenager has been arrested for allegedly killing his father with a crossbow following an argument about ditching school. 

According to ABC Philadelphia, an investigation into the death of Todd Ramsey began on Thursday morning after the 41-year-old missed a few days of work. When police arrived to his Harrington, Del. home, his 17-year-old son, Seth, reportedly told investigators that he might've been responsible for his father's death. When police discovered the elder Ramsey's body inside of his bedroom, they noted an injury to his upper torso.

During questioning, Seth Ramsey told police that he shot his father with a crossbow because the man confronted him over his decision to skip school on Tuesday: 

According to the police affidavit, the teen told police he had skipped classes Tuesday at Lake Forest High School and stayed home.

He said that his father was in his bedroom from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Seth said that he knew when his father came out he would be mad so he shot him, the affidavit said.

Seth Ramsey was charged with first-degree murder and is being detained at a juvenile detention center without bail.

[via ABC Philadelphia]

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