Posted January 01, 2018 12:14:58A Hillsborough High School graduate who was arrested in a Hillsborough police investigation over the death of a student has been charged with murder.
Key points:Hillsborough County police arrested Daniel Scott Poggins at his home in the early hours of January 2 after a student at Hillsborough Primary School in the city’s south was found with multiple gunshot woundsIn court, police said they found evidence that Poggis was the gunmanIn court today, Daniel Scott’s mother described the moment her son was killed in the incident that has rocked the county and its schools.
Daniel Scott Poggin, 23, was arrested at his Northside home after he was found dead on a property on the edge of Hillsborough.
His mother, Michelle Poggin, said she had never seen her son cry in such pain.
She said the moment she heard police say he had been killed was “unbelievable”.
“He had his head down and his hands up, it was just such a shock, the shock was not worth it,” she said.
Daniel Pogginn was arrested by Hillsborough Police on January 2.
His death is being investigated by the Hillsborough Coroner as a homicide.
Ms Poggint said she hoped that the incident would give the young man’s family the closure they had been looking for.
“My son loved his school, he was so proud of it, he had a really big heart, and his school was very important to him,” she told reporters outside the Hillsboro Police Station in Melbourne’s north.
“He was a proud member of his community.”
I want people to know that my son was a loving, caring person and his death has robbed him of his dignity and dignity.
“Daniel was one of six Hillsborough pupils aged between 14 and 17 who were in a classroom at Hillsboro High School on the evening of January 1 when the shooting occurred.
His body was found at 7:40am, hours after his friends had returned to their classrooms.
In a statement, Hillsborough School Principal Greg Whelan said the school community was devastated by the death.”
The school community is shocked and saddened by the tragic events that occurred yesterday in our school and our community,” he said.”
Our hearts go out to the Pogginis family, the community and the Hillsbourgh community at this difficult time.
“In the statement, Mr Whelans said the circumstances surrounding the shooting were still being investigated.”
Hillsboro High is cooperating fully with the Hillsborgh Police and we have no further comment at this time,” he added.
Mr Poggs’ mother said she did not know the motive behind the shooting and had been told to keep quiet.”
A statement from the Hillscoronaval School, where Daniel Pogginos was a student, said:”Houses were not breached, no one was hurt, no school property was damaged, no children were in the classroom at the time of the incident.””
I’ve been told that they didn’t have a motive for this.”
A statement from the Hillscoronaval School, where Daniel Pogginos was a student, said:”Houses were not breached, no one was hurt, no school property was damaged, no children were in the classroom at the time of the incident.”
A spokesman for the school’s principal said that after the shooting, it took several hours for the Principal and the Principal’s staff to reach the school.
HillsborouSchool said the principal was in hospital today and the principal’s staff were also being interviewed.
“We will make no further statement at this stage,” the statement said.
A spokesperson for the HillsCoronaval school said that all staff members were interviewed by police.
“All staff have been suspended and are being counselled by police,” the school said.