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Monday, February 27, 2012

Ohio School Shooting: Why? (UPDATED)

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-PHOTO OF THE SHOOTER, THOMAS J LANE-
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-PHOTO OF THE SHOOTER, THOMAS J LANE-


-PHOTO OF THE SHOOTER, THOMAS J LANE-

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-PHOTO OF SHOOTING VICTIM DANIEL PARMERTOR-






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WASHINGTON POST: PICTURE GALLERY: OHIO SCHOOL SHOOTING

"My friends were crawling on the floor, and one of my friends was bent over the table, and he was shot," the newspaper quoted Mueller as saying. "It was almost like a firecracker went off. I turned around and saw (T.J. Lane) standing with a gun, and I saw him take a shot."--A Student's Reaction, CNN NEWS.
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WKYC-TV NEWS, UPDATED COVERAGE

CNN: THIS JUST IN: OHIO SCHOOL SHOOTING

Why? It always comes down to that question, doesn't it?

Why.

Why is a student able to access a gun and ammunition?

Why does a student become that angry?

Why does a student become so desensitized that he can stomach taking another human life?

Why is a student allowed to become so wound-up that he finds it necessary to "act-out" with a gun?

Why didn't the staff at the school notice any warning signs from the student, before the shooting, and intervene?

And, last but most definitely not least:

Why didn't that student's parents prevent this latest tragedy?

By high school age, young men and women are becoming adults...one lesson at a time...and they should know better. The laws of right and wrong should already be embedded in each student's conscience.

As of this posting, one student has died as a result of the shooting in suburban Cleveland, Ohio this morning. That is devastating news.

Back when I attended high school, the biggest "crime" consisted of smoking pot in the parking lot, drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes in the school rest room or getting pregnant at a back road party. Nobody even thought about shooting someone else.

It. Just. Didn't. Happen.

It's happening now.

Which brings me back to the first question:

Why?

2 comments:

Julie said...

Wow this is only less than a couple of hours from me. God bless, too young to be doing these things. Where did the kid get a gun? Parents need to be more careful abou their fire arms.

Ruthie In The Sky said...

I agree, Julie. This situation, at the beginning of the Lenten season, is so hard to comprehend.

I wonder what folks think they will have to do to prevent U.S. schools from becoming shooting galleries?