14-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shoots High School Teacher at Home

JACKSON, Mississippi – A 14-year-old girl from Mississippi has been charged as an adult in the alleged murder of her mother and the attempted murder of her stepfather, according to local authorities. The teenager, Carly Madison Gregg, is accused of fatally shooting her 40-year-old mother, Ashley Smylie, at their home in Brandon on Tuesday evening.

Authorities say that Gregg also shot her stepfather in the arm, but he was able to disarm her and survive the attack. After the incident, the teen reportedly fled the scene by jumping over a fence, but she was apprehended by authorities within 30 minutes.

The stepfather, who has not been named, arrived home to discover Smylie had been shot and saw Gregg in possession of the murder weapon, a pistol. The motive behind the shooting remains unclear at this time.

Ashley Smylie was a well-respected math teacher at Northwest Rankin High School, the same school that her daughter attended. She was recognized for her dedication to teaching and was honored as “Teacher of the Month” in 2022.

The Rankin County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the case, which has shocked the local community. It’s important to note that the department has recently faced controversy as five former deputies are facing disciplinary action for their involvement in the racially motivated torture of two Black men.

Authorities have not released any further details regarding the incident and the ongoing investigation.