School Shooting in Parkland, FL. Today

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    Douglas High

    I was no more than a mile from there today when this occurred and know several people whose children attend that school.

    Word right now is at least 20 "injuried" with the shooter being trapped and isolated in a room. They are attempting to gas him out but apparently he is wearing a gas mask.
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    Just got an update that only 1 student was hit by a bullet. Apparently non-life threatening shot in the leg. All other injuries are the result of the chaos
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    JFC. People today. That's terrible.

    Brace for the gun control crowd.
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    I would have thought all Broward high schools had metal detectors.
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    Anyone think this will be the school shooting that finally causes us to do something about it?

    Or will we just have forgotten about it by Friday, if not sooner.
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    Of course there are also reports of between 20-50 shooting injuries as well......
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    Latest report is that the shooter is confirmed to be a student
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    Apparently ex-student
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    Just another day in the USA.
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    1 confirmed dead right now
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    From glancing at first reports, it doesn't appear to on be a scary looking firearm. If it turns out to be a hunting rifle, the uproar will subside by tomorrow.
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    Yeah there's a name floating around of a 21 year old ex-student
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    Wouldn't matter if it was a a Barrett 82A1, the only thing that will keep this in the news for more than week is a record body count. We simply don't care any more. We'll make the right noises for a few days, and then we'll move on to trump's next act of stupidity.
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    Did DUI deaths cause bars to all be shut down?

    Pretty surprised there is a Broward high school with no metal detector for entry however unless he shot the school security officer to obtain entry.
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    Shooter is now confirmed to be in custody
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    And there you go, we're already rationalizing another school shooting so we can do nothing about it and get on with our lives. We all simply accept that school shootings, and mass shootings in general are just part of American life little different than DUIs.
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    Reports that there are multiple deaths
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    Yep DUI deaths after drinking at establishments result in way more deaths but we have allowed that since prohibition ended.
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    18 school shootings this year and we're just half way through February.

    Whatever we are doing, it isn't working.
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