The title of an ABC News article released on February 28, 2012 is “Chardon High School Shooting: Second Student Dies as Alleged Gunman Is Identified” (Web-site/URL: http://abcnews.go.com/US/chardon-high-school-shooting-gunman-identified-tj-lane/story?id=15799815#.T0xKmeOabjM.twitter).
“A second victim of the TEENAGE student who allegedly opened fire at Chardon High School in Ohio has died. Russell King Jr., 17, was pronounced brain dead at 12:42 a.m. at Ohio’s MetroHealth Medical Center, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office”.
“The alleged shooter who killed two and wounded three others has been identified as T.J. Lane, according to a fellow student (Nate Mueller) who witnessed the incident, according to ABC News’ Cleveland affiliate WEWS“.
“The attack left “friends LAYING ALL OVER THE PLACE” in puddles of blood…”, which, again, of course, is TERRIFYING.
“Nate Mueller, a junior at the school, was having breakfast with three friends when he heard a loud POP like a firecracker (at) about 7:45 a.m.,…” Again, we have to pose the question: SHOULD STUDENTS HAVE BEEN IN SCHOOL SO EARLY? At that hour, only TEACHERS should have been in school preparing for classes and the start of the school day. Students usually arrive after 8 (AM). And not even all teachers would have been in school at that hour and this lack of the presence of authority made this an ideal time for a gunman to take advantage of the situation.
“A friend yelled, “DUCK” and Mueller told ABC News he turned to see fellow student Lane standing by his table. Mueller said Lane took a second shot and saw a FRIEND get hit. “He was OVER THE TABLE IN A POOL OF BLOOD and another pal “was ON THE FLOOR IN A PUDDLE OF BLOOD next to him“.
“It was TERROR. Everything had just gone tunnel vision, like, I NEED TO GET OUT OF HERE” surely. “You see glances of your friends LAYING ALL OVER THE PLACE. There’s BLOOD, there’s PEOPLE SCREAMING, everybody’s just running in different directions and you’re JUST TRYING TO GET OUT. That’s all you can do, get out of the school and NOT look back, EVEN THOUGH your friends are back there“.
“A student identified by MetroHealth Hospital as Daniel Parmertor died from the wounds Monday (February 27 2012). His family released the following statement through the hospital: “We are SHOCKED by this SENSELESS TRAGEDY” obviously. “Danny was a bright young boy who had a bright future ahead of him. The family is TORN by this loss” again obviously. “We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time“.
“Mueller described Lane as “a QUIET kid. Freshman year he got into a ‘goth‘ phase and DIDN’T TALK TO THAT MANY PEOPLE ANYMORE“. This sounds like COLUMBINE murderers DYLAN KLEBOLD and ERIC HARRIS as well as VIRGINIA TECH MURDERER SEUNG HUI-CHO. “HE NEVER EGGED ANYBODY ON. He just WENT ABOUT HIS BUSINESS“.
“at (a) news conference” “a choked up School Superintendent Joseph Bergant said”: “Our prayers go out to the five victims (2 dead now & 3 injured) and their families. It’s a HORRIBLE TRAGEDY” obviously.
“Geauga County Sheriff Daniel McClelland praised the reaction to the shooting”. “A PROMPT ENTRY was made into the school. They went into the school and located the victims. It became readily apparent that the shooter had fled already. The individual was apprehended some distance from the school and had fled on foot“.
“Parents received the following message: “As of 9:00 AM, the alleged SOLE CHS gunman is in custody and Chardon High School students are being moved by safety forces to Maple Elementary. Parents or legal guardians can pick their students up any time. Chardon Middle School students are also being released to parents“. WE CAN ONLY HOPE that this is the “sole” and ONLY “gunman” in this case.
“Ohio Gov. John Kasich tweeted around 9:30 a.m. (almost 2 hours after the incident): “Pls pray for wounded Chardon HS students, their families and their community; APPEARS things (are) under control now“. Again, as uncertain as things are right now, what “appears” to be often IS NOT WHAT IS.
Finally, “Classmates described Lane as AN OUTCAST WHO HAD BEEN BULLIED. In late December he posted a poem on his Facebook page that read: “He longed for ONLY ONE thing, THE WORLD TO BOW AT HIS FEET“. and ended ominously: “DIE, ALL OF YOU“. This is clearly a very SINISTER message that should remind us of DYLAN KLEBOLD and ERIC HARRIS before the 1999 COLUMBINE massacre (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vh_Cq7h_gI) and more recently, SEUNG HUI-CHO before the 2007 VIRGINIA TECH massacre (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyalPi1GeDY). So just like Columbine and Virginia Tech, CLEAR WARNING SIGNS WERE MISSED. This time, it was a Facebook post: “He longed for ONLY ONE thing, for THE WORLD AT HIS FEET“, which is the “Superior” characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). When people think they are BETTER than others, physically or otherwise, they often then get the impression that THEY CAN DO AND GET AWAY WITH WHATEVER THEY WANT, INCLUDING KILLING PEOPLE they don’t like or with whom they disagree and this unfortunately is the latest case of someone acting “Superior” and SHATTERING OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES IN THE PROCESS. It’s clear that the small town of Chardon, Ohio (Population: 5439 in 2009) is REELING IN GRIEF AND SHOCK over this latest outbreak of violence.