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Kain Allen Schild

Age 15

Clarksville, Iowa

A true outdoorsman, a tragic accident

The lake rests calmly in the background. He poses with his newly caught fish as the sun beams down on him. Being outdoors was home to him: he was in love with fishing, hunting and trapping.

The Clarksville High School freshman was already a hard-working young man. He went to church and worked at New Day Dairy.  

On May 10, 2018, Kain Allen Schild, 15, was accidentally shot and killed at Norton’s Pond in rural Clarksville, Iowa, while hanging out with his friends. To prevent further tragedy and heartbreak, Kain’s family encourages those interested in weapons to take safety classes.

By Quintez Brown · Age 18
Meet the Reporters

More than 30 adventurers

Alisia JaNell Williams

She made her dolls happy, too

Kaiden Vague

Sixteenth birthday. Golden birthday. Last birthday.

Angel Medina

He hoped to see the world

Miguel Angel Luciano

Thankful for what his parents gave

Branden Patten

Only two brothers came back home

Brandon Blair Wareham

His life was still in construction

Teunté Lewis Rice

His shirts and life cropped short

Colton J. Jensen

He planned to ride the rodeo

Elias Knapp

Dirtbiking, skipping stones, loving his girlfriend

Trevor Alston McClements

Two weeks into his future, gone

Gage Allan Kiser

He will never meet his child

Nathan Isaiah Hurtado

Tragic end for a happy kid

Christopher Don Nelson

Small-town boy, fisherman and hunter

Rene Emilio Gonzalez

Once a Titan, always a Titan

Giacomo James Shields

He came with mom, neither left

Meadow Jade Pollack

An unapologetic, adventurous princess in pink

Justin Lewis Maness

A rising freshman, downed by gun

Jerimiah Xavier Hernandez

Teen cared about his friends, family

Benjamin Michael Workman-Greco

He’ll never get to marry Reagan

Keyaris Samuels

The box had a gun inside