Marysville-Pilchuck, about 30 miles north of Seattle, mourns another today. With all our talk about what is appropriate to mention here, I think this is a good example of a story that would probably be lost in mainstream media.
WA high school shooting fatalities rise to 4(9 posts)
Posted on October 31, 2014 - 06:21 PM #
On a day where kids get to celebrate a childhood right of passage of trick or treating, this does come as sad and sobering news.
I remember hearing from those older than I growing up to remember to love those who helped guide you into adulthood for they won't be around forever.
I never thought I'd be thinking, "love your kids as they leave the house for school, it may be the last time you see them."Posted on October 31, 2014 - 06:40 PM #
Sadly, this becomes the worst on campus school shooting in Washington State history. It is also the worst on campus event since Sandy Hook in Newtown, CT in 2012.Posted on November 1, 2014 - 03:19 PM #
Some kid brought a pellet gun to one of our High Schools a couple of days after Marysville. Just had it in his trunk of the car. Showed it to a couple of kids ...one of the kids turned him in...had KSD security and the SRO Kennewick Police officer out in the parking lot with the driver kid...going thru the trunk..the kid out on an emergency expulsion for 2 weeks or more...
Dumb , Dumber and Dumbest !!Posted on November 1, 2014 - 09:26 PM #
Same thing happened to me back in the '90s, K-Man. I was teaching a HS English class and in the back of the room a student was sharing something from his bag with another kid. I went back and he had an air pistol, looking much like a real gun. I took it and quietly escorted him to the main office. The whole time, he seemed honestly confused about why he would get in trouble for bringing a pellet gun into school. It was pre-Columbine, so not such a big deal as it would be today, and I don't know if he was even punished for bringing it to school.Posted on November 1, 2014 - 09:56 PM #
Back when I was in school decades ago, another kid brought a plastic pellet gun to school, but didn't get it out until getting on the school bus to show someone else. The school bus driver made a U-turn back to the front door, where the principal was waiting. I have no idea how it turned out.
What's really too bad about this is every time a school shooting happens, people say "never again!" when it happens over and over again.Posted on November 2, 2014 - 09:44 AM #
And another victim dies :
worst since Sandy Hook..which probably lent to the landslide passage of ballot measure 549.Posted on November 8, 2014 - 06:45 PM #
Sending prayers for the victimsPosted on November 8, 2014 - 09:53 PM #
Total fatalities, including the shooter, five.Posted on November 9, 2014 - 07:19 PM #