It happened again last week. Another senseless school shooting. This one was on our side of Washington State at Marysville-Pilchuck High School around 10:30 in the morning last Friday. I was away from the television and computer until late in the afternoon. When I turned on the television our local channels were all still covering the tragedy. A 14 or 15 year old Freshman (who had been voted to his school's homecoming court the previous week) opened fire in his high school cafeteria shooting five of his friends. FRIENDS. He apparently stopped to reload and was confronted by a young, first year, female teacher (HERO) and then security before taking his own life. He and one female student dead. Four others (two males, who we would later learn were cousins of the shooter, and two females) rushed to area hospitals. Three with head wounds.
Since then another female victim has died from her wounds. Two remain in critical condition and one in serious. We have since learned the motive "may" have involved a girl. The gunman lured his victims to the lunch table to meet him via text message. Haunting. Tragic. Senseless.