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« on: February 27, 2012, 09:30:31 pm »
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What really disturbs me about this case, besides the obvious, is how close it happened; of the 5 wounded students (1 of whom later died), 2 went to Hillcrest Hospital, where my great-grandfather lived for a month, and 3 to MetroHealth Medical Center, where my father works (though he's gotten today, and tomorrow off, so he did not personally treat the shot).

Thankfully, I didn't personally know the shooter or any of the victims. Really sad, though.
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 09:33:37 pm »
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Terrible... Lord be with the fallen and their families
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 11:46:17 am »
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Awful news. Sad
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 11:49:10 am »
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Terrible... Lord be with the fallen and their families
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 01:06:09 pm »
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Apparently it was another boy-girl issue? People really need to get over themselves and face up to the fact that the world is full of vagina and / or penis.
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 01:14:19 pm »
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The kid who did it apparently posted on Twitter the night before that he was going to bring a gun to school and no one thought he was serious, so it's turned into somewhat of a social media/zero tolerence issue.

It's really horrible that this happened and it goes to show that a shooting can happen anywhere, not just a rough inner-city school or a super-rich suburban one but even a sleepy little town like Chardon.
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 01:15:23 pm »
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Why does this stuff always happen in the US ? Or in Germany ? Or Finland ?

It looks like these 3 countries account for about 95% of all school shootings on the planet, with the US killers being responsible for about 80% of them.
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012, 02:04:30 pm »
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Why does this stuff always happen in the US ? Or in Germany ? Or Finland ?

It looks like these 3 countries account for about 95% of all school shootings on the planet, with the US killers being responsible for about 80% of them.

Why are all the women being held hostage in some basement Austrian? Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 02:11:09 pm »
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Why does this stuff always happen in the US ? Or in Germany ? Or Finland ?

It looks like these 3 countries account for about 95% of all school shootings on the planet, with the US killers being responsible for about 80% of them.

Why are all the women being held hostage in some basement Austrian? Smiley

There have been many such cases (even worse ? ones) all over the planet, which didn't get this media coverage. In Germany, Poland, the US, Argentina etc.
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 02:17:37 pm »
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Tender is right. Austria is also over-blamed for dictators.
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012, 07:24:38 pm »
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Apparently the victims were randomly chosen by the shooter - no pattern a la Columbine.  I cannot decide if that is more disturbing, because of the randomness, or less disturbing.  I'm leaning towards more disturbing.
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