Another gun-free zone was attacked by gunmen, as students open-fired on their fellow classmates. Nine students were shot (one fatally) by two of their peers, whose names are withheld by this publication. One student had recently made anti-Christian statements in social media, attacking them for ‘hating gays.’
The shootings fell near the 20th annivesary of the Columbine High School massacre. The two student shooters acted in tandem, as they both began to fire simultaneously from different positions. One victim was killed and 8 others were injured, with two in serious condition.
Reportedly, one shooter began with a pistol, pulled out of a guitar case. That there was a guitar case involved, it seem that long-guns were probably also nearby for use.
Thankfully, officers entered the school to neutralize the suspects and entered in while gunshots were still being fired. Police were able to apprehend the suspects.
One student had hateful thoughts about Christians shortly before the shooting in social media.
The student said, “You know what I hate? All these Christians who hate gays, yet in the bible, it says in Deuteronomy 17:12-13, if someone doesn’t do what their priest tells them to do, they are supposed to die. It has plenty of crazy stuff like that. But all they get out of it is, ewwwwww gays.”
Ironically, the context of Deuteronomy 17:8-13 is the settling of lawsuits and the establishment of justice through priests and judges. The passage is about the implementation of earthly justice, and the requirement of citizens to abide by the rule of law.
Perhaps the school shooter should have better understood the rule of law and the values of Biblical theology, and he would have grasped, “Thou shalt not murder.”
A car towed from one of the shooter’s homes had “666” and a pentagram spray-painted on it.
One student claimed to be ‘transgender’ and suffered from a mental and spiritual condition known as gender dysphoria.