Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Police: Teen gunman in Oregon likely killed self

From the AP via the Houston Chronicle:

A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a student Tuesday and injured a teacher at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon then likely killed himself, authorities said.

Troutdale police said they spotted the suspect slumped on a toilet in a bathroom but couldn't see what was happening with him.

Officers used a robot with a camera to investigate and discovered the suspect was dead and that he likely killed himself at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, police spokesman Sgt. Carey Kaer said.

More here.

Sam Stein tweets: "There have been now 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook, roughly 9.5 a month."

Almost every three days now. I don't even know what to say anymore, other than that this is horrible and surely there must be something we can do to slow the bleeding. And surely gun rights advocates must be concerned, as well. I mean, how can this not be acknowledged as a problem?