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Witnesses Say High School Freshmen Opened Fire on Classmates

    Students walk as emergency personnel respond after reports of a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. Photo by AP/KOMO

Another day, another deadly shooting in America. This time, it was at Marysville-Pilchuck High School near Seattle. Two students are dead, including the alleged shooter, and four more are wounded.

According to The Seattle Times, the gunman was a freshman who may have been upset about a girl refusing his offer of a date.

Whatever his reasons, a gun killed those students. There are as many as 310 million such weapons in America. This is going to happen again.

And now we wait for the National Rifle Association to explain why gun control is a bad idea. If only the other students were armed. If only security guards had rocket launchers.

Seattle Times:

Four young people — two boys and two girls — were taken by ambulance to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. Three victims are alive and in very critical condition with gunshot wounds to the head, said Dr. Joanne Roberts, chief medical officer for Providence. The fourth, a 14-year-old boy shot in the jaw, was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He was out of surgery and in serious condition Friday afternoon.

“His family is coming to grips with what happened,” a hospital spokeswoman said.

Several students identified the shooter as Jaylen Fryberg.

Jarron Webb, 15, said the shooter was angry at a girl who would not date him, and that the girl was one of the people shot. He said he believes one of the victims was his friend since kindergarten.

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— Posted by Peter Z. Scheer

Peter Z. Scheer
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Peter Scheer grew up in the newspaper business, spending family vacations with his mother at newspaper editors' conferences, enjoying daycare in editorial departments and begrudgingly reviewing his father's…
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