UPDATE: 12-14-13: The gunman has been named as Karl Halverson Pierson, 18, intelligent and on the debate team. Contrary to earlier reports, only one student was wounded, a female who is in critical condition. A second girl, covered in blood, was taken to the hospital but was not injured. End UPDATE
We never know what is true and what is not, so there is that to remember. The high school student who will forever be known as the “shooter” at
Colorado’s Arapahoe High School and who allegedly killed himself, walked into the school looking for a specific teacher, and found him. The teacher, a Librarian, according this ABC News story, reportedly escaped and drove away from the school “in his truck.” Another student “confronted” the gunman. That student was shot and is in critical condition. A second student was shot and has been treated for minor injuries. I don’t know how the teacher who escaped the wrath of the killer feels about this. Most of us would be on our knees in gratitude that we were spared, but would grieve for the rest of our lives over the entire event and likely go beyond grief if the seriously injured student dies or is physically or mentally impaired for life. God help this man and those injured deal with this atrocity. See the related video below. UPDATE: Lest anyone mistake my asking God to help the teacher and all involved, know that I sincerely meant those words. My intent was to say that I don’t know how the teacher feels, but if he is like most of us, he is in despair. No one should have to deal with a situation like this the rest of his/her life/lives. There is no blame cast on anyone except for the gunman.
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