[UPDATE 10 a.m.] Shooter at Texas High School This Morning Arrested; Confirmed Injuries

Santa Fe High School Choir

Santa Fe High School Choir [Photo from the School’s webpage]

This morning, a shooter attacked a Santa Fe, Texas high school. There are confirmed injuries. Santa Fe Independent School District issued the following press release a little after 7 a.m. our time:

This morning an incident occurred at the high school involving an active shooter. The situation is active, but has been contained. There have been confirmed injuries. Details will be released as we receive updated information. Law enforcement will continue to secure the building and initiate all emergency management protocols to release and move students to another location. All other campuses are operating under their regular schedules.

At this time, students from the high school are being transported by SFISD transportation to the Alamo Gym located at 13306 Highway 6. Parents may reunite with their students at this location.

The district will continue to keep you updated as information is available. Safety and communication are our top priorities.

KHOU11 is reporting, “Federal officials believe the suspect in the shooting is a student…Views from Air 11 show several ambulances, including a mass casualty ambulance, along with multiple Life Flight helicopters on the scene. Multiple victims have been transported to John Sealy Hospital in Galveston.”

UPDATE 10 a.m.: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that at least eight are dead.



  • Send em to the Middle East. If you want to go shoot up shit n people, join the military

    • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

      I wasn’t aware that the Israeli military needed any assistance in committing their numerous and brazenly heinous war crimes. I think the past week has proven the Israelis are fully capable of unjustified slaughter without American assistance (well, other than free American weapons, billions of dollars in “foreign aid” from the American taxpayers every year, etc.). Send the psycho gun nut to NRA (National Russian Association 🇷🇺) headquarters instead, where he belongs. Have him say hello to that other war criminal Oliver North, while he’s at it. THE NRA ARE IDIOTS!

      • wow, that is quite a rant when you don’t even know what happened yet. Especially since an armed school officer just saved lives last week. Besides, your statement didn’t even make sense and you forgot to add the buzz words ‘white supremist’ and ‘fuck Trump’…. better work on that ‘resistance’ ……ho and beter get back on your meds.

      • Your anti-Semitism is showing.

        • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

          Being opposed to war crimes and American financial & “diplomatic” support for such crimes is not anti-Semitism; it’s common sense.

      • Idiots when used to describe the NRA is NOT a strong enough descriptor, try Total A$$HOLE$!!!!

        • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

          There’s a non-NRA member in this thread! 👍🏿 (I don’t believe it…)

          • Just because people are not ranting in abusive terms doesn’t mean they are members of the NRA. They are just civilized. Or over the age of 14.

            • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

              “If the shoe fits”, said Ivanka Trump, 👠

              Oh, and by the way, the unjustifiably self-righteous, dishonest, conservative moralistic crap 🐘💩 doesn’t work on anyone under 90, so good luck with that, Jerry Falwell. Everyone else knows the NRA and the GOP (Greedy Old Perverts) are evil. 🔥🔥 Please! The 1980s have been over for a long time now. Welcome to the 21st Century, Republicans.

              • How does it feel to have been part of the current abusive, self righteous angry mob seeking to bully everyone else that got us all Trump as President? What you hate about him is he is just as capable of uncivilized behavior as yourself. Heck he’s even better at it. And you will never forgive him for that. That he is so like yourself. He dared to flip you off when you had the delusion that you had the market cornered on that technique.

                So keep on. You just remind people of why they voted for him

                • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg


                  Let’s see, when was the last time I sexually assaulted anyone? Oh, yeah, that’s right – NEVER!

                  How about you, [edit] “Guest”? 🤔

          • 👎👎👎👊

        • Can you give the names of just one NRA member that has committed a mass shooting?

          • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

            OLIVER NORTH.

            Or were you on another planet during the 1980’s? 👽 🛸

            • Wow, one name from the 1980s lol

              • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

                Oliver North is the “Dear Leader” of the NRA. C’mon, I know you love ❤️ FOX “News”! And Oliver North becoming “Dear Leader” of the NRA was big news – on FOX 🦊. Just a couple of weeks ago… or don’t you remember?

      • Folks, Soon-to-be is actually a rabid Trump supporter who makes left-wing rants to make progressives appear unhinged. Spotted on numerous occasions with a MAGA hat a T-shirt. Don’t believe this right-wing whacko.

        • It does occurs to one that she hits most of the buzzwords and never an original thought. Sort of nasty script rather than personally interested. I think she’s a Russian hacker trying to plant as much dissension as possible in America.

        • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

          I’m not a progressive, first of all – I am a proud and unapologetic partisan liberal Democrat. And, after all, it’s not like non-Democrat Bernie Sanders needs any help looking unhinged… Please. Or Russia’s 2nd favorite American politician – non-Democrat Jill Stein, for that matter. They have that down.

          You do, of course, know who Russia’s FAVORITE American politician is, don’t you? Here’s your answer: 🐘🍊🇷🇺 TRAITOR TRUMP.

        • I figured he was the CHUMP, out to prove the political biased in the enforcement of rules on some local blog post.

          • I have to admit I wondered if that wasn’t the case. Possibly hopeful thinking on my part as one likes to think people who hold similar beliefs to you aren’t so dramatic.

            • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

              Well excuse me for being outraged at mass murder.

              • Do you want to just emote? Or are you hoping to help people understand and change their behavior and maybe change the world for the better?

                • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

                  Have you read your own blog? You do of course know it’s a regular routine for your right-wing trolls/buddies to “emote”, fume & spew about people growing marijuana, selling marijuana, enjoying marijuana, etc., but for ONE liberal commenter in this thread to express GENUINE outrage at the mass murder of teenagers by a teenager who was armed by his gun nut father – well, that’s just apparently unacceptable, I guess… 👎🏻 OK then. Good luck with that.

      • [edit] They have nothing to do with the military actions of our troops.

  • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

    And of course the so-called “mainstream” media (CBS & ABC/Disney “News”specifically) could barely be bothered with this story this morning (spent all of 30 seconds on it) since they are camped out in the UK currently fawning over the royal family 🎩 👑 🇬🇧 💍 and obsessing over the marriage of a prince who isn’t even in line for the throne! The corporate media is shameless, not to mention stupid… 🤪

  • Too little too late

    This is what happens when The bullying isn’t stopped.Kids getting picked on every day and no one listens till one finally cracks.Stop the bullying and hazing and get back to what they are there for, to go to school. When a child is tormented by classmates everyday they do something stupid because no one will do anything about it

    • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

      Stop putting guns into the hands of children and the mentally ill, NRA.

      • As long as $$$$$$$$$$ keeps coming to the NRA, the pols will do nothing. The NRA does not care for any life. Only $$$$$$$$. And now we have a war criminal traitor as the head. Are we winning yet?

        • NO!!!! Sadly not as long as the Orangutan currently STINKING U the White House is in office!!! I personally canot wait for Mueller time!!!

          • Really? Like no school shooting ever happened before he was elected? Twisting every story to fit your agenda is ugly and simultaneously boring. Trump is just the sort who actually do something about school shooting unlike all the political hacks. The time wasted bashing differing opinions is stalling anything useful and whatever else Trump is, he’s first and foremost practical rather than political.

            • Like any good thief and liar, he just takes more money from anyone who will give it. Take more drugs. Look at what he did for the last school shooting.

              • Clinton took money from everyone. She extorted it from those hesitant. In fact give me the name of of a politician who vets donors, returned donations before the press comes down on it or doesn’t have a PAC to launder donations if questions arise.

          • Stinking UP… sorry I didn’t notice it was missing a letter!!!

      • The NRA does not give guns to children or the mentally ill. Show some proof there!

        • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

          At the insistence of the NRA gun nut extremists, Dumbass Donald Trump overturned an Obama era rule prohibiting the sale of firearms to mentally ill Social Security Disability benefits. Did FOX “News” fail to cover that story?

          • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

            Social Security Disability benefits RECIPIENTS, that is. Trump should apologize, for once in his shameless life. 🍊🚽Seriously.

            Really, Republicans you didn’t hear about Trump’s insane decision giving severely mentally ill people the ability to legally purchase firearms, just because tiny-handed Trump hates Obama and loves 💕 the NRA? (I know it’s hard to keep track of all of Dipshit Donald’s insane decisions, which would be a full-time job for anyone… but that big league Trump blunder was widely discussed in the media after the gun massacre at Parkland in Florida, or don’t you remember?)

          • They overturn that law because of the criteria defining mentally ill, which included not being able to balance your checkbook amongst other ridiculous stipulations.

          • No. Probably Fox did but since the lack of facts is no hinderance to your ranting, the fact you didn’t read it should not slow you up.

            Besides, I can’t think of a greater abuse of the diagnosis of mental illness than the government using it to deprive people of their civil liberties in the absence a legal determination of competence. It’s a scary precedent even with a competency determination. Obama’s tendency to ignore the Constitution in the pursuit of his own ideas would have resulted in the Supreme Court overturning the decision anyway. I doubt if there have been many Social Security Disability recipients involved in mass shootings. Especially when it lists eating disorders for example as a mental illnes. Seen any bulimics doing mass murder lately? Any Somatic symtoms murderers? How about any Agrophobics?

      • I was going to refrain until your last peep. Guns are acquired by many means. NRA or not, our fed gov. Had already sold millions to Isis. Homeland gang members.. cuks like you.. and you assume the NRA disappears, so do the Guns? Talk about idiotic. The black market and street has anything readily available for troubled youth, disgruntled employees and fanatics. You’re saying youd rather those kind be the only ones with firearms and no legislation protecting a constitutional right? Who s the terrorist now?

    • So you’re saying that it’s ok to use the “i was bullied so I just had to go shoot people. It really isn’t my fault” defense. Please Lord I hope you are never on a jury.

      • So your saying if your child was bullied picked on, shamed in public or online.. and resorted to horrible means that you wouldn’t attribute bullying and outcasting an issue during a trial?? This must be the prestigious forum…. That’s scary….

        • Yes. I would hope that have taught enough resilience that even when bullied- really bullied rather than self isolated- they know how to deal with it. These are not cases of retaliation for bullying. These are taking out personal frustrations on other people. It is never justified.

    • Bullying has existed from the time two children player together. What really has changed is that too many people have been so affirmed in their self centeredness that they think bullying or even being ignored is a reason to commit mass murder. They have been raised to think a hero is one who is not necessarily good or clever or kind or self sacrificing but simple one who can trash the most other people.

      • ExSoHum Resident

        Actually what has happened is the state took away our ability to discipline out kids except for “Time Outs” and now the next generation are growing up “entitled”

        • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

          And, Kym, here you clearly have a person advocating for the physical abuse of children. Are you OK with this? Seriously? I certainly hope not.

  • Deplorably Brainwashed Chicken

    Why is this news? This happens all around the world on a daily basis.

    • Depends on the agenda this week.

    • you are incorrect. here is correct “In the rest of the world, there have been 18 school shootings in the last twenty years. In the U.S., there have been 18 school shootings since January 1.”

      • Try the website Liveleak, theync, bestgore and see how the rest of the world deals with, petty theft, adultery, neighborhood rivalries, rape,… Brazil has a pretty tight stronghold on violence as countries go, but China, most of the middle East, Africa, India, Indonesia, latin America. etc, are also strong contenders. You should compare apples to apples. The rest of the world has some pretty violent places.

        • gun nuts raise little gun nuts. I just quoted a fact checked statement that literally compared the 2 apples. you are literally not comparing apples to apples.

          • Being a self important know it all who feels free to disparage other people over differences is a basic requirement. Putting a gun, bomb, bottle of acid, cannister of gasoline, vehicle or knife in their hands leads to the expression of this arrogance. There will always be a gun, bomb, bottle of acid, cannister of gasoline, vehicle or knife available. So there is a better chance of reducing the harm by adjusting popular thinking to include some humility than trying to get rid of the tools used to express violent thinking.

      • That number includes accidental discharges (by a cop) suicides and shooting near campuses so 18 is not a real number despite being repeated allot. It was fact checked with bias.

        • local observer

          101 mass shooting to date this year in the US, 18 of which were at a school. a mass shooting is defined by 4 or more victims, so this number in fact does not include what you claim. when people fight real data, it says they are the one with the problem. it appears you have a problem.

          • No, there haven’t been 18 school shootings in 2018. That number is flat wrong.

            “…Everytown has long inflated its total by including incidents of gunfire that are not really school shootings. Take, for example, what it counted as the year’s first: On the afternoon of Jan. 3, a 31-year-old man who had parked outside a Michigan elementary school called police to say he was armed and suicidal. Several hours later, he killed himself. The school, however, had been closed for seven months. There were no teachers. There were no students.

            Also listed on the organization’s site is an incident from Jan. 20, when at 1 a.m. a man was shot at a sorority event on the campus of Wake Forest University. A week later, as a basketball game was being played at a Michigan high school, someone fired several rounds from a gun in the parking lot. No one was injured, and it was past 8 p.m., well after classes had ended for the day, but Everytown still labeled it a school shooting.”

            More here:


            • local observer

              The Washington Post has this headline right now.
              “Santa Fe school shooting is 2nd this week, 3rd this month and 16th this year.”
              so it looks like there has been 16 this year. 18 or 16, what’s the difference. the rest of the world has had 18 in 20 years, we have 16 in 5 months.

          • no, liberals love numbers but unfortunately they have a hard time understanding them.

            • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

              Like liberal Albert Einstein, for instance. Terrible with numbers! LMFAO!! Mike, you crazy! 🤪.

              • They’re typically better at emojis.

                • And hashtags, not facts so much

                • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

                  “Alternative Facts” are your specialty.

                  While you’re at it, Trump Cult members, why don’t you do crazy Kellyanne Conway a favor, and let her know that her microwave is not spying on her after all. 🕵️‍♂️ LMFAO!! 🤣

                  Poor, crazy Kellyanne Conway… So sad. Trying to cover for Trump’s treason has obviously broken Kellyanne’s brain, because she clearly wasn’t THIS crazy as a regular on PBS’ To The Contrary. 📺

              • Anti troll league

                Actually Einstein wasn’t that good at numbers. He had a creative handle on mathmatics and a great imagination used to solve problems. But he made arithmetic errors.

                And you are no Einstein.

  • Guns are tools. Deadly tools. We have a severe cultural problem being thrown directly into our faces yet we refuse to deal with it. We have allowed our American culture to embrace gun killings on television, action films and especially in video games that we allow our children to play endlessly. We allow guns to be regarded as casual identifiers of strength or masculinity and as solutions to disagreements. We push pharmaceutical mood-changers into our children as we abandon them to the suburban melting pot. Guns should be respected as the agents of death that they are. Tools. Deadly tools. No joke. Very serious. I support the NRA’s education programs and adults teaching young adults respectful gun use. But I abhor the NRA’s proliferation of gun ownership to people who should not have access. Psychologically or emotionally unbalanced people should not be armed unless they are pointed at an actual enemy.

    • We all can agree on that, it’s what to do about it that’s the issue.

      • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

        The NRA doesn’t agree on that, which is a big part of the problem, considering how much undue influence the gun industry & their official lobbying organization the NRA have on the GOP 🐘💩🚽.

    • That’s why the schools used to teach gun handling safety and even hold tournaments. Everyone was able to defend themselves or be friends with someone who would.
      Now they’re sitting ducks and the ignorant choose to blame the innocent owners of tools that defend. It’s a ridiculous plot.

        • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

          Question: WHO WOULD JESUS SHOOT? ⛪️


          • But he was handy with a whip when he thought the Temple was being shown disrespect. Telling the difference in shades of gray is being an adult. Saying that everyone who is an NRA member is in sympathy with a school shooter is stupid and said only to be as bad a troll as possible. I doubt Jesus would have restrained the stone throwers in the case on online trolls.

  • Psychopathic criminals assault disarmed group of people at another gun free zone school. The sitting ducks had no chance.

    There, fixed the narrative for you.

  • Stop making these murders famous you idiots! maybe then it will stop!

    • I do agree and have been shouting these exact words for many many years. It kind of shows the sick side of humanity which news items really move the needle. While I don’t think you will ever completely eliminate situations like this, I do feel that if the potential shooters knew they would get little to no recognition for their acts they might choose a different path. With free speech and free press I don’t know how you would ever make this happen though.

  • I hope all the people that have been calling for the ban or “evil” guns like the AR15 take note, that incidents like this can happen easily enough without “assault” weapons. With a human population as large as we have there will always be those unfortunate individuals with malfunctions and glitches in their brains. I don’t really see that ever completely going away until the humans go extinct on this planet. It is really unfortunate that it might take an incident like this to happen for this kid to get the proper mental health help that he requires.

    • local observer

      the guns used were his dads.

      • I know, but what does that have to do with anything? I am pointing out that all of the people calling for these strict gun laws and banning “assault” rifles would not have prevented this shooting. They are just lucky that he didn’t have a stronger understanding of chemistry or he might well have made some bombs that actually worked.

      • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

        Another horrifying example of conservative “family values”. 🐘

        • Conservative? Are you freaking joking? The kid had communist pins on his jacket. I would hardly consider that to be a conservative family value. I guess you don’t know any liberal minded people who owns guns… Well I know plenty.

          • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

            Let’s see… The moronic little monster is a White, male, Church-going, football-playing, Marine Corps-joining, German Fascist Iron Cross & Japanese Fascist Kamikazee pin-wearing psycho with a worthless father who is an NRA gun nut who GAVE HIS SON THE GUNS THAT HIS SON USED TO MURDER TEN PEOPLE TODAY. 🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿

            To hell with the NRA! 🔥 🔥 🔥

            • Why is his race relevant to any of this? Do you have that much hidden hatred within you? What if he drove over a bunch of kids with a car his grandma bought him? Going to blame her too? I would bet you don’t even know this kid’s father so your judgements of him really carry no weight.

              • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

                His father is an NRA gun nut, which has already been confirmed and widely reported, or did so-called FOX “News” conveniently forget to mention that rather relevant fact to it’s incredibly gullible viewers/worshippers?

                And you’re the one, sir, who brought up the single hammer-and-sickle pin that he was wearing as somehow being proof that this monster & his family weren’t conservative, when he & they clearly were. I simply mentioned several factual descriptors to counter your ridiculous assertion,[edit]


                • There is plenty of outrage. Unfortunately people like you so derail any discussion of it that nothing is ever accomplished. You are only a mouth on the internet but, if you are in real life what your comments show, you are the very epitome of why people resist even limited action on the issue. You have zero understanding and are a scary as he’ll. If one takes you at all seriously. Which is hard to do.

                • This will be my last response to you as I don’t usually engage trolls, but since you asked a direct question I will try and give you an honest answer. What good would faking outrage against the killer do exactly? The dead people aren’t coming back to life. I don’t know what Fox News reported because I don’t ever watch that programming. Nice try to pigeon hole me though. I don’t personally care if his parents were total hippies or staunch right wing conservatives. A 17 year old getting his hands on guns in the state of Texas is hardly anything to have a complete melt down over like you seem to be to push your political agenda. You don’t even have a clue about my political beliefs, but you seem to think you can label someone’s entire belief system on a single talking point. Some of us are free thinking individuals who do not need some political party to tell us how we should think on every specific topic. Maybe try getting out of mom’s basement and go breath some fresh air. Take in the beauty of nature and get some of this hatred out of your system. Not a single rant your post on here is going to change current the political environment that has you so off your rocker.

  • Where are children safer?

    • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

      In a free democratic nation where gun nuts and the shameless, truly demonic gun industry doesn’t own their shameless, corrupt conservative politicians. 🐘 He used his father’s guns. Send the father to prison for life. ⚖️

      • What happens when history repeats itself? Unarmed citizens are and have always been sitting ducks …

        • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

          You don’t call one gun massacre after another in America “history repeating itself”? Over and over and over again…. Time for change. ⏰

          • I agree, time for a change … but that change can’t be disarming law abiding citizens

            • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

              Disarming everyone of assault weapons, that is. Or are you in love 😍 with your machines of mass murder? (Better keep quiet about that, before your significant other starts getting jealous.)

              What do you need an AR-15 for, really? FOR FUN? Find a new hobby already, dude.

      • Fuck it, give dad the needle!

        • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

          That’s what I’m saying!

          SEND A MESSAGE TO THE EVIL NRA, ☠️ which is – this can happen to you too, if you give guns to your psycho killer son!

          • So murder the father because his son is crazy and you believe what the news said about the father? Just to send a message to the nra, No court no trial, You are one messed up individual and part of this problem.

            • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

              Are you unfamiliar with the word “hyperbole”? Look it up. LMFAO!! 😆🤣😂

              If you must know, I am an opponent of the death penalty. Satisfied now?

              P.S. – The news about the father is legit – go research it yourself, or are you afraid? Can’t handle the truth, Tom Cruise? Well, if you can’t handle the truth, there’s always FOX “News”! 📺 🦊

  • you know how to make a liberal complain? You don’t have to you just have to wait.

    • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Sundberg

      Yeah, Mike, conservatives never complain. Sure… Ever hear of that whiny conservative crybaby Donald Trump before? I assume you have, since you no doubt voted for him, right?

      And what sane person would ever complain about endless school shootings and large numbers of dead children, cut down in a hail of bullets before their time? We should just get over it, right Mike? “Thoughts and prayers”, Mike? [edit]

      • Thanks for proving my point. haha, as reliable as the tide

        • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

          You had a point, Mike? Other than demeaning those who disagree with you? And don’t you really mean Blue Tide, Mike? It’s on the way.

          As in – BLUE TIDAL WAVE! 🌊 🌊 🌊🌊🌊 🌊 🌊 🌊🐘💩🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊

          • That is literally all you do!

            • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

              All you do is hate on poor people & carry water for the NRA (National Russian Association) 🇷🇺. Enjoy the Summer of Mueller, and Avenatti/Stormy, and The Apprentice sexual assault trial, etc. Good luck with that. You’re gonna need it.

              Don’t worry. I’m sure it’s all just a witch hunt, fake news, and a vast left-wing conspiracy! You know the FBI and those other intelligence agencies are just big league left-wingers who are out to get Saint Trump, right? Yeah…NOT!

  • The cult of firearms worship demands the sacrifice of youthful virgins..

    • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

      And so does the Satanic Trump Cult! 🔥🔥🐘🔥🔥

      After all, according to Nostradamus, Donald Trump is the latest Anti-Christ. (Could he be LESS like Jesus?)

      PGOTUS (Pussy Grabber Of The United States) is referred to by Nostradamus as “The False Trumpet concealing his madness” who starts WWIII in Asia.
      Sound familiar, anyone? It should!

  • Mendocino Mamma

    TV. I just got done attending a 3-day training on trauma-informed care. One of the major influences of children is TV and video games. It is proven over and over that until children reach about the age of 7 sometimes a little older discerning right from wrong is not in their brain waves they act more on uninhibited level. When you desensitize children to violence dragging guns around seeing these things on TV seeing these things on video games before they are emotionally and psychologically equipped they are desensitized to Violent actions. That is part of why hate groups and terrorist groups want to get the children early is because they know if they can assimilate them young it is hard to turn them around other ways. You want to make things better don’t let your kids play on the tablet all day. It is proven that for a child to learn they need play it takes about 15 minutes for the brain to engage in an activity and become learning. When you’re sitting on the couch staring at a screen with rapidly changing images every few seconds there is no time to assimilate there’s no 15 minutes there’s no integration with the action. We are doing it to ourselves by plugging our children in. Unplug them and Society still might stand a chance.

  • Yee is not the only evil one going down for crimes against the citizens, but he’s a minor example of what citizens truly face. https://americanmilitarynews.com/2018/05/ex-senator-who-called-for-gun-control-gets-5-years-in-prison-for-weapons-trafficking/

    Officer Dallas is an excellent example of good guys with guns who protect and defend our loved ones. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/05/16/dixon-illinois-school-resource-officer-thwarts-mass-shooting/615519002/

    It’s the heart that matters. Paid to play people like Yee would pass a mental health check. Freaky.

    This is why Governments on all levels, whether HOA, Schools, county, city, state or Fed, are forbidden by the constitution from infringing on the rights of the individuals. The 9th and 10th amendments are there for solid reason, not just for bedtime stories.

    • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

      🍊 Donald Traitor Trump 🇷🇺 would FAIL a mental health evaluation. Just saying…

      • Anti troll league

        So would obsessive trolls.

        • HaHa good call. Either way this soon to be fool is certainly trolling hard. Eventually people will view him just like chump and it will be ignore and move onto the next real poster.

          • Perfectly true except that CHUMP had some sense of humor about himself where this one apparently does not believe in it. But I would miss her as I do CHUMP because of the recreational sport of troll baiting. If a poster is not so very obviously a troll, decency requires being more circumspect. With them, being they are pretty oblivious, one can be pretty pointed. Not that is so good for the soul either.

  • That kid could have killed just as many people with the car he drove to school, or a gallon of gasoline and a bic lighter. Disarming law abiding citizens only helps the criminals.

    • One of the best posts on this topic. Thanks for using logic rather than out of control emotion. It is just not humanly possibly to ensure safety for everyone on this planet. Taking away guns is hardly the answer when there are thousands of ways to bring violences against others.

    • If one could only sift out the reliably responsible. But is there no place where the people who mistakenly believe that they can eliminate guns and it will cure a social problem can live with those who mistakenly believe that guns cure a social problem? That dirtiest of words in the world of internet commenting- compromise?

  • Jean McAlister

    As the number of mass shootings, especially in schools, continues to rise, a confused and divided nation demands action but fails to understand the real origin of what has become an epidemic. While some are beginning to search for what causes the rage which fuels these attacks, the majority blindly continue to blame at least one of the two most controversial entitlements of a free society – the freedom to bear arms and the freedom of speech.

    By far, the greatest demand is for more restrictive gun control, but will stricter gun regulations solve the problem? The Santa Fe shooter had at least 4 pipe bombs and a Molotov Cocktail in his possession, probably constructed before he gained possession of his father’s guns. While these were not activated, the fact that he had them should serve as a warning. Despite the off-putting arrogance of some Second Amendment supporters, it is impossible to imagine how more gun regulations could stop bombs – but easy to see where the lack of firearms might lead to their use. Blocking one method of delivery won’t stop the hate. Those who are determined will find another way.

    The second greatest recipient of blame Is the Media. For good or ill, the Media reports what you feed it. It is suggested that we no longer focus on the shooters, depriving them of any attention they might seek. Report the crime but don’t focus on the criminal. How can that be possible? Do you really think you can report acts of violence without discussing the violator? Do you really believe If you Ignore them, they will go away? The press is the voice of the people in a free society. This First Amendment right to report the truth without fear of retaliation, censorship, or sanction is vital to our continued freedom. Any action that restricts our freedom of speech or seeks to control it will not stop the hate. It will, however, leave us vulnerable to other assaults on our civil rights.

    Over the last 50 years, as we have sought to extent those civil rights to all Americans, corrupt factions in our society have exploited anyone who buys into their rhetoric, rhetoric that encourages violence in those who fear “equality for all” if that equality includes people of color or ethnic disparity, people with foreign religious beliefs or customs, people claiming gender or sexual diversity. Those who are different have become the enemy. Equality for all, a concept originally included in the Pledge of Allegiance, is a fearful prospect when you have been taught that any divergence from traditional standards is evil. We as a nation have been groomed by these abusers to be discriminatory. It’s not a trait to be proud of.

    Restricting the freedoms of law-abiding citizens is not the answer and in fact, only supports the agenda of those who already exploit us. We should look, instead, to the perpetrators and what they are trying to tell us. The Santa Fe shooter said, “I tried not to shoot anyone who was nice to me. I wanted my story to be told.”

    Harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender or disability exists everywhere there is prejudice but the worst examples are in our schools. According to statistics from anti-bullying organizations, 20% of all children have been bullied and will be affected to some degree for the rest of their lives. At least 50% percent of those contemplate either suicide or retaliation. Many of them have admitted bringing weapons to school at least once. And, while only 8% of all bullied students become aggressively angry, at least 70% of all school shooters can be included in that category. Imagine: If you stop the bullying, you can potentially reduce the number of school shootings by 70%.

    Stop the hate and you will stop the killing. Explain to our so-called leaders in church and state that you can’t preach hate and expect love. Stop giving anyone who is different a derogatory label. Love or hate – we must decide which defines us and own it as a nation. If you are still hesitant to do that, answer one last question: How many mass murders have been committed with love?

    Stop the hate, stop the killing.

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