Current Event Cat of the Day: Nevada School Shooting

Current Event Cat - School Shooting

Even 12-year-olds are getting in on the school shooting action these days.

A 12-year-old student killed his math teacher and critically injured two of his classmates after opening fire at a middle school in Sparks, Nevada, on Monday morning. The shooter then turned his semi-automatic gun on himself and delivered a fatal blow.

The teacher, a 45-year-old war veteran, made it through several tours of Afghanistan only to come back and be shot dead by a 12-year-old boy. On the bright side, the popular math teacher is being hailed as a hero for trying to persuade the gunman gunchild to drop the weapon. As for the other injured students, both are in stable condition after some emergency surgery.

Authorities have not identified the 12-year-old shooter and police are still trying to piece together his possible motives. But according to one young witness, he was heard saying, “Why you people making fun of me, why you laughing at me?” Probably because you’re a nutcase who brought a gun to school…

The school shooting comes less than a year after a 20-year-old gunman killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The tragic shooting ignited nationwide debate over gun violence and school safety. Now gun control supporters can add this school shooting case to the top of the list – until of course an 8-year-old with a handgun waltzes into class.

Via: CNN & Current Event Cats

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