16 February 2008

I don’t intend to belittle the tragedy at all, but another campus shooting in the States has got to be a symptom of something. One? Maybe a freak occurrence. Two? Could just be copycats, or coincidence. The number of seemingly-random, public mass-killings since Columbine? It has to be considered a pattern. The only question is: if that’s a symptom, what lies underneath it? (I missed it at first, but the above article says that this was the fourth shooting at an American school within a single week. Holy crap.)