OHIO: School District On Lockdown After 7th Grader Shoots Himself In Middle School Restroom [VIDEO]

CBS News reports:

Schools in the Jackson Local School District in Stark County are on lockdown after a seventh grade student shot himself on a middle school campus. Just before 8 a.m., a student shot himself in the men’s restroom at Jackson Memorial Middle School, according to Jackson Township police.

Police say the boy was transported to a nearby hospital. His condition is not known at this time. Police have not said if the shooting is accidental or intentional, but they are calling it self-inflicted.  All other students and faculty members were no injured. Hundreds of parents gathered outside of the school as school officials worked to safely dismiss students from Jackson Memorial Middle School.

As a precautionary measure, four district elementary schools are closed Tuesday. The area high school is in the process of being evacuated. Also, all evening activities are canceled. Grief counselors will be available to students impacted by the incident.

The video below is live.

  • Butch

    Just remember that it’s too early to talk about gun control.

  • bkmn

    If/when we get back in power, the first thing to do is change the liability laws so gun manufacturers are responsible for the product they make.

    • #DJTK5F

      The first thing to do is prosecute them all, execute the guilty, and let the gods forgive the innocent.

    • kcken

      0) Background check, 30 day waiting period
      1) Training
      2) Insurance
      3) FUCK your assault weapons

      • Uncle Mark

        My favorite twitter comment about assault weapons is “If you want to play with military-grade weaponry, then go join the military and play with it there.”

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Just how I feel about 6-foot+ men who want to punch their wives. Go to the gym, get suited up, and get in the ring with a paid trainer. Asshole.

        • kcken

          Right. We also need to talk about the 30,000 alt-right hate groups that are arming themselves to the teeth. SCARY SHIT.

        • Makoto

          Of course, we also know that alt-right groups have been pushing their younger groupies to join the military to get the training in the weapons, so right now, saying “go join the military and play with it there” is exactly what they’re after…

          • Uncle Mark

            However the lion’s share of the mentally-disturbed won’t make it past boot camp… especially since the alt-right/NAZIS would find it difficult, if not impossible, to learn to work & train together with other ethnic groups or take orders from women.

          • Makoto

            Truth. I don’t think the goal is for actual combat experience or service to the country, though… getting far enough into boot camp to play with the guns so they can bring that experience back to their communities and show off how “cool” they are is.

          • Uncle Mark

            Conversely, no one goes into the military with the goal of being dishonorably discharged or washing out

          • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

            Oh, there’s a lot of that here. Guys enlist, play with guns, and take lots of photos. Then when they get back, they post the shit out of social media with their “‘Merican Warrior” assholery, along with attention-whoring demands for adoration because they served and all the libtards didn’t. They demand that their opinions matter most, especially on guns — they’re the ones who infinitely split hairs on technical definitions and then ratchet up their contempt for civilians. Some ultimately threaten us, telling us that they’ll make sure we die first if things get violent.

          • Bad Tom

            But when you LEAVE the military, you don’t get to keep playing with military weapons.

          • Makoto

            Well, unless you’re able to buy them as personal weapons, that is… or close approximations of them

          • Bad Tom

            That would be the point.
            No military style weapons for civilians, just like they did in Australia.

          • Makoto

            A fine goal, one I totally agree with, and would undercut the whole attempt they’re pushing for their followers to play with their military style guns in the military, then come home and play with them or ones like them some more.

            Just the Australia system is not the current reality here.. and that’s the problem.

          • Bad Tom

            All it would take is the legislature and the president having the backbone to enact the necessary legislation.

            The people want it.

          • Bad Tom

            Ban assault weapons. Mandatory buyback. Make owning them a serious crime.

            It is simple. It just takes will.

      • Todd20036

        I really don’t want to know how you can fuck an assault weapon.
        Ok maybe I do, but I don’t want to see a video of it.
        Ok maybe I do, but I would never repost it.
        Ok, maybe I would, but I would never participate in one.
        Ok, maybe I would but I would never um… need therapy?

        • Ginger Snap

          You never fail to make me laugh my ass off Todd.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      I’m compiling a list. Personally, I believe we need to start with the ability of U.S. citizens to sue the government.

  • Abe

    I’m all for gun control, but can we also talk about how there’s an epidemic of young men with emotional issues that are being completely ignored by the people who are supposed to be caring for them?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Spend some quality time learning about the history of mental health care.

      All this squawking is just empty nonsense.

    • Mark McGovern

      You are correct; gun control is one [important] aspect of emotional and psychological illness. The problem is that access to guns expose the ill person to a tool of suicide that is usually final, and can injure others as well as the emotionally distraught individual.

      From Harvard School of Public Health: “In the United States, suicides outnumber homicides almost two to one. Perhaps the real tragedy behind suicide deaths—about 30,000 a year, one for every 45 attempts—is that so many could be prevented. Research shows that whether attempters live or die depends in large part on the ready availability of highly lethal means, especially firearms.”

      https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/magazine/guns-and-suicide/

    • The_Wretched

      31 posts.

      • Tulle Christensen

        Look at its posts….Russian bot

        • Bad Tom

          Hmmm. His posts look OK to me. Which ones look problematic to you?

          • Tulle Christensen

            No consistency in thought; placed so they generate controversy

            like sexual assault is OK in some of the posts but not OK in others

          • The_Wretched

            They are all whatabouters/ deflections.

    • Makoto

      I don’t think it’s just young men – there is a toxic culture of “macho men” that has lasted for generations. Men aren’t supposed to cry, or go to the doctor, or talk about what’s bothering them, or etc.

      Buck up. Man up. Grow a pair. And so on and so forth. Those are the answers that are given from age 4 to 80 in many cases. Admitting that you cry is astonishing for some, and something a majority will either ignore or try to shame one about.

      .. that said, there is no one solution to any of this. And that’s the other problem – like Rubio the other day claiming there was no proposed legislation that would’ve prevented the Florida shooting. Okay, sure, but there are steps to take that would help. Maybe they wouldn’t prevent that shooting, but might’ve made it less severe. Maybe they’d help stop the next one.

      • Tulle Christensen

        You are responding to someone who thinks it is OK for adults to have sex with 14/15 year olds

        • Makoto

          Ugh, really? Didn’t check before I replied. Thanks

    • Bambino

      Splice it anyway you like It will point the finger back to this administration and the GOP who dismantle the health care that ignore the major issue of mental health and drug addiction. Giving billions of tax cut back to the wealthy does not change nor does it improve the country in anyway. If you can’t see the entire nation is under the thumbs of a bunch of con men any discussion is moot.

  • PickyPecker
    • lymis

      Now, now. They’re saying that they’re too immature to have opinions AGAINST guns. I’m sure they’d all be fine with kids sharing pro-gun opinions.

      /s

    • Devon Rodriguez
      • AstroCat

        Says the same people who want to elimate funding for education. Fucking lying hypocrites.

        • Devon Rodriguez

          Exactly…they reek of HYPOCRISY

        • 🐾vorpal🐾

          I’m surprised these genius conservatives haven’t proposed the sure-fire (pun not intended) way to put a guaranteed end to school violence: close all schools completely.

          It’d probably also lead to an increase in the number of Republicans.

          • prixator

            Home skoolin for ever1!

      • 🐾vorpal🐾

        It’s a shame no teacher was there with a gun to shoot this kid to prevent him from shooting himself. /s

      • KarenAtFOH

        Except in most prisons, guards are not allowed to carry guns because of the risk they will be taken and used against them.

  • kcken

    The Gundamentalist will argue that this is NOT to be considered a school shooting.

  • boatboy_srq

    Clarence Thomas has impeccable timing.

    /s

    • lymis

      Seriously, THIS is what he wakes up for? He effectively naps through everything else.

  • Gustav2

    This school district is just north of Canton

  • glass

    We need a 40% tax on all guns, ammo and related items. You will need to take classes to own one, and get a license, and must renew your license every year, with mandatory classes every 3 years. You must have a license for every gun you own, no exceptions.

    • Gustav2

      And make gun owners buy liability insurance for each gun.

      • Joe in PA

        Hey, cars kill people too!

        Or something. 🙁

    • Nic Peterson

      Like a well regulated militia? Where have I heard that term before?

      • lymis

        While I wouldn’t wish some of these idiots on an unsuspecting professional organization, I’ve never seen how it would be Unconstitutional to require that anyone who wants to own a gun needs to be a reserve member of the National Guard.

        • The_Wretched

          bingo. best rule yet.

          I would allow a ‘Jefferson Rifle’ exception. You only need 1 shot at a time for hunting. Hell, I might even go upto 3 shots.

        • Nic Peterson

          Sheet! I’d settle for universal background checks, mandatory classes, licensing with some kind of psych evaluation and mandatory insurance.

    • GayOldLady

      I totally agree. The idea that you have to license them every year just like an automobile and possess liability insurance to own them will make some of the gun nuts think twice. In my State you can own as many guns as you want.

    • lymis

      Voting is a constitutional right, but we still have to register in order to exercise it.

      • The_Wretched

        We even have multiple different vehicle licenses based on the types of vehicles. Motorcycles, passenger cars, bus / transit, etc.

        • Cipher

          And we tax the sale of autos and also, in my state, have a sizable annual excise tax. Guns should be subject to annual property tax with revenue earmarked for victims of gun violence.

    • canoebum

      Apply the same thinking to owning and driving a car. You want to pay the DMV every year to take a driver’s test all over again? Did you forget how to drive since last year? Do you want to be forced to take classes, even though you may not have had an accident in the past 25 years? The problem is not every gun or every gun owner. The problem is the types of guns available to the public and the ease with which they can be purchased. I have a passenger vehicle license. It does not permit me to drive a big rig, because I lack the training and skills to operate such a vehicle. The same should apply to certain types of firearms. Not every gun owner should be allowed to own any type of gun, just because they want one. I’m all for gun safety training; I’ve had such training myself and anyone who owns a firearm should be trained, but most people who own and respect guns don’t need to take classes every few years. I also have a permit from the State of New York to carry a pistol, under specified circumstances, not anyplace, any time. My pistol must be locked for storage when I’m not carrying it. I only own one pistol, but if I buy another, my permit must be amended with the approval of the County Judge before I can take possession of it. I have to recertify my pistol permit every five years. I also had to wait six months to receive my permit while I was investigated by the county sheriff, the state police and the FBI. We need sensible firearms safety laws. What you propose is not sensible or fair. We need to get weapons of war out of the hands of the general public, and make gun purchases subject to adequate review before the gun is delivered. That should be the focus of our efforts.

      • kareemachan

        You do know that some states make you retake tests as you get older? Why not the same with gunz?

        • canoebum

          It would make more sense to require the younger people to be tested more often when it comes to gun ownership. Most mass shooters are males under the age of 35. For most people, with age comes wisdom. I worry a lot less about older gun owners than the younger ones. I have to take an eye test every time I renew my driver’s license.

    • KarenAtFOH

      And just because women wanting their rightful abortion must succumb to vaginal ultrasound, men should have anal probing as a condition of gun ownership. Because, reasons.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    To the next generation …. I’m sorry the baby boomers left the country in such a shitty condition…. I am on the tail end of that generation.

    • jeffg166

      We were suppose to fix it as I recall.

      • kcken

        “we” tried, but the 1% just got more powerful… The “christians” turned out to be immoral opportunists, and the TV networks would rather cover Britney latest boyfriend than actual issues that need to be discussed.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        The Boom was many things, but a New Age of Liberalism really wasn’t one of them. Unprecedented numbers of hippies, sure, but also, too: unprecedented numbers of people on the other side of a culture was that way too many people are still fighting.

        And the Viet Nam conflict was literally a dead-ender. Protesting didn’t do shit. The conflict ended when it was, finally and completely, unsustainable.

        Take a look at Boomers’ attitudes towards teh homo sex in polls broken out by age. An eye-opening read.

        • jeffg166

          I was in art school from 1966 to 1970. Lots of hippie posers. Turns out they were really their conservative parents.

          • boatboy_srq

            A good portion make their conservative parents look liberal in comparison.

        • MaryJOGrady

          I must disagree. As documents which came out after Watergate clearly show, antiwar demonstrations had Nixon chewing the carpet in the Oval Office. The draft was changed to a lottery, then shut down. Many people started questioning foreign war as an instrument of foreign policy, and those questions remain to this day. Effective political organizers cut their teeth in the antiwar movement. The opposition to the war was a crucial factor in getting the US troops out.

          • Michael White

            Amen, Sister, if we had a draft today we would not be in Afganistan or Iraq after all of these years. Our current military has many who joined because of a proud family tradition or a desire to serve. There are also many who joined because it was a way out of poverty. Regardless of motivation they are being abused by the GOP and the war machine for profit.

        • canoebum

          Generalizations can be odious. There are a lot of Boomers on this site who don’t like one bit some of the crap being done by others of our generation. Take your allies where you can find them, please.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            I also keep radar up for frenemies. No harm in that.

          • There’s at least one baby boomer here (ME) who knows that there is still today crap that has been in place since our parents generation was supposedly The Greatest and running the show

    • Nic Peterson

      The legacy of Gen X will be to repair the damage done by Boomers while guiding them through their dotage. Imagine how excited we are…

      • Michael White

        As a boomer I can bitch about how so many of us sold out the establishment. I only hope is Gen X staying the course. Human nature is what it is and the pull of money and power are very strong. I have been a nurse for 42 years so power and wealth have never been my motivation.

        • Friday

          A big problem is that a great proportion of we GenXers got pretty successfully-sidelined by previous generations holding onto everything like jobs and political careers starting in the 90’s, while having been hit with student debt for the first time and most of the ‘entry level’ jobs got switched over to the ‘service economy’ treadmills while the corporations and the Right were all about outsourcing and downsizing and gutting and looting our manufacturing base etc etc.

          Then after all those recessions, not to mention a ‘culture war’ against those of us who are LGBT, we got sandwiched between caring for aging parents with cut benefits and pensions, and our generations kids who are getting even more of a raw deal than we did.

          • Michael White

            I don’t doubt for a second they have received a raw deal (mostly because of we boomers). I just hope they stay the course and do not sell out. If things don’t change soon this nation is doomed.

        • stevenj

          “…the pull of money and power are very strong.”

          A systemic problem and IMO more than just human nature. The greed, cruelty and inhumanity displayed by the current presidential administration has deep roots.

  • jeffg166

    USA! USA! USA!

  • bkmn

    I missed this when it came out a few weeks ago, how China might be pulling Kushner’s strings, in addition to Russia.

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/01/29/jared-kushner-is-chinas-trump-card

    • safari

      He only owes hundreds of millions on a building he bought that is worth more for its land.

      • Bambino

        Let’s just say he has to grant the entire country of China green cards to pay off his debt.

      • lymis

        I can’t keep up, but there’s also a `billion dollar mortgage payment that’s apparently coming due next year.

      • John30013

        This is my theory for why Jared can’t get a security clearance. He’s too indebted to too many foreign entities.

        • bzrd

          and now he’s lied too much

    • The_Wretched

      Kushner’s agents were promising citizenship / green cards for investors. That’s not legal but oh well.

  • Boreal

    If only more people had been armed…………………………………………….

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Clearly school urinals need AR-15’s mounted on them.

      • Bambino

        Replace the condom dispenser. Lord knows the kids are having sex at the sight of condom machine. AR-15 on the other hand screams protection.

  • pj

    good morning from chaos america.

  • Boreal
  • safari

    I can’t snark on this.

  • Uncle Mark

    Conservatives are just thankful that it was a BOY, who shot himself in the BOY’S ROOM

  • Mike

    I’ll bet the gun was purchased by some “responsible and law-abiding gun owner,” probably his parents, the kind of people who would sail through a background check.

    Background checks are BS. Ban most guns, and make the ones that are legal very difficult to get. Or, just live with all the gun massacres and suicides and old-fashioned everyday murders.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    OT: Went to Dallas Morning News to look for coverage of UNT story and found this about a Fort Worth lesbian couple suing Trump Administration over foster parenting.

    https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-politics/2018/02/20/texas-lesbians-sue-trump-after-couple-told-cant-foster-refugee-children-dont-mirror-holy-family

    • Silver Badger

      One must admire people like this couple. I hope they have good security for both themselves and any pets they may have. The death threats are pretty much a given. Good luck to them!

  • Boreal
  • Boreal
  • Lakeview Bob

    Yes, this is a gun control issue. The real issue is that this boy MAY have been suicidal. Let’s not forget this boy and his pain. Not sure of this but it is a possibility so let’s moderate our comments for now.

    • The_Wretched

      “so let’s moderate our comments for now.”
      NO

      HELL NO

      There is never a time good enough to discuss gun control given the deaths are daily. It does nothing to help the boy to put off the discussion (and more importantly, law changes).

      • Lakeview Bob

        Sorry you misunderstood me, Discussions about gun control are always important and should never be delayed.

        I was referring to the attacks on the boy. He did not harm anyone but himself. He is not criminal. The fact that he could get his hands on a gun is criminal. He is too young. I am concerned for his health and recovery and don’t wish to label him a monster.

        • The_Wretched

          OIC, I agree. He may or may not be a monster. We don’t know yet. Regardless, there’s an issue where he is even in the position to have a gun in the boys room at school – be it easy gun access or his emotional instability.

  • Boreal
    • Lumpy Gaga

      Lovin’ these beatdowns.

      • Joe in PA

        Tomi Lahren getting righteously take down by a teenager. Love it.

    • AstroCat

      Notice how “Screeching Barbie” Tomi – like Ted Cruz – also uses the tragedy to politicize.

    • northern_neighbour

      Laren is a total Whore and she expects to be richly paid for her constant whoring to the GOP and their AMORAL complicity in EVIL.

      … As such she is an EVIL Whore.

    • Ann Kah

      It’s NEVER “the right time” for gun nuts?

  • Boreal
  • Boreal
  • Boreal
    • Treant

      Yes, men choose different methods to kill than women do, and women are also more likely to abuse somebody over the course of decades with less probability of killing them.

      I don’t see how that’s better, actually. Also, this simply tries to push the “inferiority complex” button without directly suggesting any solution.

      • Boreal

        The solution is gun control and as the statistics show, women are less likely to kill and when they do, less likely to use a gun. The point of the meme is that mental illness which is most often used as an excuse for mass killing behavior, would not lead to as much carnage if there weren’t such an easy availability of guns.

        • Treant

          Absolutely. The point being that this meme is one more “men suck” creation that attempts to push my inferiority complex button. The problem being, I don’t have an inferiority complex when it comes to being male.

          As such, I–and pretty much anybody who isn’t particularly enamored with the far-left feminists–rolled his/her eyes and moved on. I was not only unimpressed, but actively annoyed and insulted.

          That’s not a way to build support for anything. Don’t tell me what’s wrong with me, tell me what’s right with your idea to ban guns.

          • Boreal

            I didn’t take as a men suck thing at all. It didn’t even occur to me. Statistically most killers are men and men seem to gravitate toward guns as the weapon of choice. There was no feminist bent on my radar about the meme at all.

          • Treant

            I can see that. To me, “This isn’t about mental illness. This is about violent men” seems extremely clear.

            “This isn’t about mental illness. This is about access to guns” would have made it about the weapons. “This is about violent men…” makes it about the gender.

            The compare/contrast between men and women above that is also very clear to me.

            And at that point, I roll my eyes, check out, and return to doing nothing because…well, again, I’ve just been insulted and told I’m lesser and don’t matter (roughly the same thing that’s caused me to block a ton of self-described “feminists,” one of whom proceeded to lie about what I’d said–which certainly justified the break in communications).

          • Boreal

            We’ll have to agree to disagree. I don’t see any attack on gender here.

          • Cipher

            Let’s look at suicides. Men use guns. Women mostly attempt drug overdoses. Some hypothesize about the appendage extension theory. Regardless, if we go back and look at how children are socialized, little boys are often encouraged to play with toy guns. Girls are not. I see no surprise that this translates into behaviors and affinities later in life.

      • Circ09

        The meme does directly suggest a solution. Get guns out of violent men’s hands.

        • Treant

          Precisely, thank you…the men and the guns. The men.

          And unfortunately, that’s where they lost me. Maybe next time, show some respect for the 99.99% of the gender who doesn’t do it. And maybe I’ll spare a moment’s positive thought for the meme.

          If you’re going to insist that men are the problem, could you let me know if you want me to punch your “Men Hate Women” ticket before I block you permanently for being a misandrist and not understanding the concept of hypocrisy?

          • Circ09

            Your statistic is wrong. More than .01% of males commit violent crime. And the vast majority of violent crime, and mass murder, is committed by males. As a society, we need to better socialize all children and raise boys differently than has been done.

          • Treant

            Expect me to fight you every step of the way; females are equally damaged. And the far left feminist type is more damaged than most. Most of you shouldn’t ever be anywhere near children with that “women rule, men drool” attitude.

            For proof, I offer SoCalGal20, who flips out at the word “clitoris” and literally misreads everything I wrote (the kind definition) with some flat out lies. The kind definition. And GayOldLady, who says my experiences and opinion don’t matter because somewhere there’s a wymyyyn being oppressed. Zhera got ditched for roughly the same thing.

            And that’s just three. Most others I block before they even get halfway there; hand me self-superior Chick-itude and your clit gets blocked. Yeah, deal; their rhetoric was worse. Mine’s directly aggressive. Their slipped the knife into the back.

            So tell me again about how men are the ones who are broken?

            Oh, am I radiating anger? Fucking right. Keep your fucking incompetent hands off the fucking kids. And I will fucking fight you every step of the way.

          • Treant

            On second thought, forget it. Your conversation is not worth my time. Men suck, apparently, and society is all their fault or some shit.

            So fuck off. Your vagina smells of elderberry. Your feminist group sews socks that smell. You’re attracted to men..

            There ya go. Perma-block. Just don’t fucking lie about what I’ve said.

      • Ann Kah

        “women are also more likely to abuse somebody over the course of decades”…

        Citation please?

        • Treant

          Since you won’t accept it anyway, no. But do go watch a few episodes of Deadly Women.

          Again, would you like me to punch your “Men are Evil” card and block you? I’m convinced half of you are dumbass Russian bots anyway.

          • Ann Kah

            Oh. A TV show. Oh well, with impeccable evidence like that…

          • Treant

            Your vagina smells of elderberry. Your feminist group sews socks that smell. You’re a Russian troll. Perma-block.

  • thom

    Horrible.
    I’ve had a close family member commit suicide. I wouldn’t wish that pain on my worst enemy

    • Natty Enquirer

      We don’t know that it was a suicide attempt. He could have been fooling around with the gun without meaning to kill himself.

      • thom

        Very true

  • Kevin Perez

    Grief Councilor. Does this job pay well? It seems like a full time position nowadays. Is there a full time employer or are they just freelance?

    • Dazzer

      I know your post looks insensitive, but the same sort of thoughts have been crossing my mind.

      There’s something horrific about having professional people who specialize in helping groups of children overcome the trauma of being shot and seeing their classmates murdered in front of them.

      • Ningsisa

        And even more tragic that we fetch them for the aftermath but wont bother to fully fund counselors and therapists to be on hand in schools so they can intervene before a tragedy happens. Typical American mentality though. We’re not interested in prevention unless it involves locking more people up or more violence (armed teachers!)

    • Ann Kah

      See, guns help employment! /bitter, bitter snark.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Send in the drones!

  • thom

    My husband works in administration for a school. Over the last week they have gotten somewhat vague threats from a person in town on Facebook. It has been reported to campus security, the local police, and the FBI. Facebook has also removed his profile. We are all a bit nervous because we’re not getting any word on how authorities are handling it.

  • MaryJOGrady

    Poor boy. What despair he must have been going through.

    • TexasBoy

      If (and I, too, am assuming) it was intentional, he may have been bullied. But if he had the gun and it was accidental or a misfire, then not so much sympathy, as he shouldn’t have had it at school in the first place.

  • Bj Lincoln

    This is at a school I taught art classes once a week. This disturbed child could have been in my class as I worked with kids struggling with behavior and learning issues.
    I am so glad I didn’t have to worry about something like this 9 years ago.
    My heart is just breaking.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Yeah. Seventh grade is… SEVENTH GRADE. Pretty sure that’s the year my sister’s oldest is in.

      [edit]

      Oh, and like, 3 Xmases ago, I was fumbling for the bathroom light switch and found a gun. Turned out that was the result another unfortunate story, but that story didn’t mean you couldn’t put that shit really really away.

      • Bj Lincoln

        I love Middle school kids. Full of energy and ideas. They are in between everything. Not old enough/young enough to do things and strong hormones raging but no idea how to handle themselves. The gaylings are struggling and seemed to feel safe with me. I had many come out to me over the years.

        • Bride of Trump

          Lot of rednecks up there in Stark County.

          • Bj Lincoln

            Yes there are. I’m from Canton

          • Bride of Trump

            My condolences.

        • TuuxKabin

          Especially in art programs, true.

        • Ann Kah

          That’s the age of my grandson. He is in Tennessee, so it’s a good bet that a lot of his friends’ fathers have a gun in the house. He has been told for years not to have anything to do with them. Fingers crossed!

  • JWC

    Oh it was a “mental health issue” just has to be .Really I think it will probably sadly lean more on bullying

  • TexasBoy

    But…guns don’t kill people…oh, wait…yes they do.

  • Todd20036

    I saw this in a music video – the song was Jeremy. The album was Ten

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    “We wouldn’t have done anything differently.”

    And, there’s the problem. They feel, and our society has allowed them this leeway, to have no responsibility at all.

    I hope they get their asses handed to them in court. They are very much complicit in his actions whether they acknowledge it or not. They have no remorse. They just want deflection of responsibility from theirselves.

    Cruz’ “host family” speaks,…

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/school-shooting-suspect-nikolas-cruz-snead-host-family-speaks/?google_editors_picks=true

  • Piernudo15

    Such a jarring reality that a 13-year old on his own can buy a firearm at a gun show.
    https://youtu.be/fB7MwvqCtlk

  • unclemike

    Fuck this. I’m moving back to South Korea.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Protect guns and let children die by means of the very guns that were supposed to protect them. Charming times we’re living in.

  • dcurlee

    I’m so sad and angry of reading about these kids being shot

  • Bride of Trump

    My nephew goes to that school. Wtf.

    • Bj Lincoln

      I taught art classes there. I know how you feel.

      • Bride of Trump

        Unofficial word is some 7th Grade kid brought a few(?) weapons to school in his backpack and a gun went off while he was loading it and shot him.

        • MDixon34

          Yeah this sounds like some kid just showing off in the bathroom. His parents should be arrested for allowing him access to the gun.

  • Christopher Street

    Where are the good guys with guns?!

    • Ann Kah

      The good guys are the ones who DON’T carry a gun.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I know this will upset some, but from the outside, this is what it looks like…a tragic TV series with the same plot…

    https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/966028214685650944

  • Gianni

    Arm the students!