Posts tagged "school shooting"

10 Dead, At Least 20 Injured In Shooting At Oregon Community College

CNN reports that a mass shooting incident is taking place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, 180 miles south of Portland. According to Reuters, local authorities report that at least 15 10 people have been killed and 20 have been injured in the incident, which occurred sometime around 10:40am, PST.
The shooter has not been identified,…

Megan Reynolds / October 1, 2015

No, Jaylen Fryberg Was Not Mentally Ill

Radar is calling it “shocking” and “bizarre” that Jaylen Fryberg’s friends and classmates miss him, that they have good things to say about him, and that they’ve built a memorial for him by the memorials for his victims at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School fence. Late last week, Fryberg shot and killed one classmate and seriously…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014

Mommie Dearest: School Shootings, Toxic Masculinity & “Boys Will Be Boys”

Another school shooting. This time it took place at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state. Fourteen-year-old high school freshman Jaylen Fryberg, pulled a gun out during lunch and began shooting, killing two 14-year-old girls, and severely wounding three other students before dying from a self-inflicted gun shot. Like with each school shooting before this one,…

Avital Norman Nathman / October 27, 2014

At Least 2 Students Are Dead And 6 Shot In Seattle Area School Shooting

A shooter at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, just outside of Seattle, has killed at least three people, including himself, and shot six, according to Marysville-Pilchuck students who have been tweeting through the shooting for the last two hours. The shooter, a male student at the school, opened fire in the school’s cafeteria during lunch period. The…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 24, 2014

Teacher Who Lived Through Most Recent School Shooting Has A Powerful Message That Needs To Be Shared

Earlier this week, a 15-year-old boy brought an assault rifle, a semi-automatic handgun, and several hundred rounds of ammo to Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon. He shot and killed a 14-year-old classmate, Emilio Hoffman, in the boys’ locker room before being cornered by police and taking his own life. The shooter got everything he…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 13, 2014

Gunman, Student Dead In Oregon School Shooting

A lone gunman and a student are dead in a school shooting this morning at a high school about 12 miles outside Portland, Ore., police are confirming, contrary to earlier reports that the only casualty was the shooter. The gunman opened fire at Reynolds High School while classes were in session at about 8am local…

Newser / June 10, 2014

Remembering Nancy Lanza, The Sandy Hook Shooter’s Mother

The first person that Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who murdered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary, killed on December 14, 2012, was his own mother. She was murdered in her pajamas, lying her in bed, with four bullets to the head. The New Yorker has a profile of Adam’s father, Peter Lanza, i…

Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2014

2 Dead In Nevada Middle School Shooting

Details remain sparse, but Nevada police say two people are dead after a shooting at Sparks Middle School shortly after 7am local time this morning. The shooter is among the dead, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal, and Sparks’ city manager says the shooter was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Two more people have bee…

Newser / October 21, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Antoinette Tuff, The Elementary School Clerk Who Convinced A Gunman To Surrender

If it weren’t for Antoinette Tuff, our nation could have been mourning another horrific school shooting. Yesterday morning, a gunman entered an Atlanta-area elementary school armed with an AK-47 and other weapons and told Tuff, who was filling in for a secretary in the front office, that he was going to die today. He asked…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 21, 2013

Sandy Hook Movie Plan Causes Outrage

Too soon? That’s the question comedians ask themselves when they make a joke about a tragedy. The same could be asked of filmmakers who decide to take on sensitive topics like 9/11, the Holocaust, or the Titanic. One director has discovered that coming out with plans for a Sandy Hook-themed movieisn’t such a great idea right…

The Stir / February 5, 2013

Student Shot At Taft High School In California

One student has been shot at a high school in Taft, Calif., a community in the southern San Joaquin Valley. Police say a suspect is in custody and is believed to be a student. The shooting was reported at Taft Union High School around 9am local time, and the wounded student has been flown to…

Newser / January 10, 2013

Girl Talk: Why Do I Feel So Depressed Around The Holidays?

The irony about people who cope with depression is that some of us are actually quite happy people. We are not, contrary to stereotype, slogging through life with the weight of one thousand sorrows dragging behind us. I may feel things intensely, sure. But I’m not someone whose blue-colored glasses see everyone screwed up and the…

Jessica Wakeman / December 24, 2012

NRA Hold Press Conference To Deny Any Responsibility For Newtown Shooting

This morning, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre held a press conference, meant to be the NRA’s response and “meaningful contribution” to the Newtown shooting that occurred one week ago. Rather than surprise the audience by actually taking some responsibility for promoting a gun-crazy, shooting-first-and-ask-questions-later culture, LaPierre did what was sadly expected: he…

Julie Gerstein / December 21, 2012

Girl Talk: Motherhood & The Tragedy At Sandy Hook Elementary

I am not a mother. This fact has kept me from expressing my heartbreak over the shootings in Sandy Hook. In the aftermath of this horrifying event, I’ve watched countless friends — mothers, all of them — post wrenching status updates on Facebook. I’ve read them, feeling oddly ashamed inside. These moms talked of compassio…

Catherine Zuckerman / December 21, 2012

The Soapbox: On Proving Masculinity

Hello from out here in Man Card America, where proving your masculinity to the dude-friends who are vigilantly looking to revoke your “Man Card” if you get caught engaging in unmanly activities like being scared, doing what your girlfriend wants to do sometimes, enjoying a song by a woman, or drinking the wrong kind of…

Dan Solomon / December 21, 2012

Meet The Texas Town Which Allows Teachers To Carry Concealed Guns

In the week following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 27 people were murdered, everyone everywhere has been yakking about their opinion on guns. Some people think more people should carry guns, so they can protect everyone else from the “bad guys.” Other people — and I myself fall into…

Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2012

PS22 Children’s Choir Sings Tribute To Sandy Hook Elementary

The famed PS22 Children’s Choir recorded this fitting tribute to the victims of the Newtown Massacre, in which they sing Sandy Hook Elementary’s official school song. Lovely.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 20, 2012

An Open Letter To Charlotte Allen, Who Thinks Men Would Have Stopped The Newtown Massacre

Dear Charlotte Allen,

By the time this open letter posts on The Frisky, half the internet will have already ripped you a new asshole for your offensive, error-riddled article published in The National Review, in which you shared your “observations” about what went wrong at last Friday’s Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. But I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 20, 2012

Girl Talk: How A Gun-Loving West Texas Girl Learned To Fear Assault Weapons

I love guns. I’m from West Texas — most of us harbor respect for guns, if not outright love.

I vacillate between the high sixties and the mid eighties, which is good for a woman who only gets to shoot trap once a year. I keep about the same record as my father,…

Haley B. Elkins / December 19, 2012

Radio Stations Pulling “Die Young,” “Pumped Up Kicks,” Over Lyrics Following Newtown

Radio stations are pulling Ke$ha’s song “Die Young”  and Foster The People’s song “Pumped Up Kicks” off the air in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, shootings. [Idolator, TMZ]
Also: bulletproof backpacks for kids are now a thing. RIP society. [The Gloss]
Instagram has withdrawn its policy changes and says it won’t…

Jessica Wakeman / December 19, 2012