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Five people have died following a workplace shooting in Aurora Friday afternoon. The suspect, identified as Gary Martin, was shot dead

CBS2

 


Aurora, IL: Four police officers were injured as were a “number of civilians” in a mass shooting at a company shop. Possibly 1 death.

CNN

  • “What happened: A gunman opened fire at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, a manufacturing plant southwest of Chicago.
  • The suspect: Aurora police said the alleged shooter is in custody.
  • Victims: An Aurora city official says four police officers were struck along with a number of civilians….”


Parkland, 2/14/2018: 17 dead, 17 injured

NYT

The five bullet wounds he took as he barricaded a classroom door to protect other students have healed, remarkably. But his recovery is far from over. And the prospect of being asked to testify in court looms in the future……..

Now a sophomore, she was inside the freshman building where the shooting took place. Her lab partner, Alyssa Alhadeff, was killed. So were two of her creative-writing classmates. During the interview, loud squawks from birds flying overhead made her jumpy……..

The Coral Springs police officers — who have been friends for more than 25 years — were among the first emergency personnel to enter the freshman building. Their counterparts at the Broward Sheriff’s Office were criticized for failing to try to confront the gunman……..

The 2017 Stoneman Douglas graduate co-founded the March for Our Lives organization after the shooting, though he is not among the group’s well-known leaders. He left college to help with merchandising, but became the organization’s creative director after he designed a T-shirt that could be scanned with a cellphone to register someone to vote…….

She’s a senior whose boyfriend, Joaquin Oliver, known as Guac, was killed in the shooting, months before he was expected to graduate. Only in December did she take what she considered the first step toward healing: planting a memorial garden at the school to commemorate the lives lost. She keeps the flowers Joaquin gave her last Valentine’s Day—his “last act of love,” she calls them— in a vase. ………

Like many other parents, Joaquin Oliver’s mother and father have become dedicated activists since their son’s death. One of them was elected to the local school board. While the families don’t all share the same political views, they stay in touch and occasionally meet, knowing they are bound by the pain of losing a child…….

An English and journalism teacher and yearbook adviser at Stoneman Douglas, she compiled stories from shooting survivors into a book. Two of her students, Jaime Guttenberg and Meadow Pollack, were killed…….”

 


1/22/1979: 16-year old Brenda Spencer kills 2 men and wounds 9 children as they enter the Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego.

HxC

“……currently serving a term of 25 years to life at the California Institution for Women in Corona, California. She has been denied parole four times, most recently in 2005…..”


The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission criticizes the response of school staff and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and recommends arming teachers

Parkland Stoneman Douglas Commission Report

“….The commission’s 15 members issued a unanimously approved, 439-page preliminary report Wednesday aimed at preventing similar attacks and improving the response should they occur. …..”

In memory of:

Alyssa Alhadeff          Scott Beigel                Martin Duque

Nicholas Dworet        Aaron Feis                  Jaime Guttenberg

Chris Hixon                Luke Hoyer                 Cara Loughran

Gina Montalto            Joaquin Oliver           Alaina Petty
Meadow Pollack         Helena Ramsay         Alex Schachter
Carmen Schentrup     Peter Wang


December 12, 2012: The sixth anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School (28 people dead and 2 injured).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7uv3zqSq9o&t=74s :  Timeline


Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: A state commission pointed to a range of failures on the part of school and law enforcement officials in the response to the shooting.

Draft Document:   

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

NYT

“……A total of 17 students and staff members lost their lives in an attack that spanned a full six minutes; 17 others were injured.….”

 


Strasbourg, France: A gunman opened fire Tuesday night in the middle of France’s biggest Christmas market, killing at least three and wounding a dozen more

NYT


Scorn for Humanity: Adam Lanza kept a spreadsheet of 400 mass murderers, detailing their massacres and the weapons they used

Daily Mail

  • Lanza murdered 20 children, six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary on 12/14/2012 
  • His list had 17 categories, including number of victims and what happened to killer 
  • It went all the way back to 1786 and ended with Derrick Bird’s 2010 massacre 

FBI Archives

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

 


In the aftermath of Stoneman Parker, consequences for those who could’ve helped but didn’t.

NY Daily News

“……an 18-year veteran of the department, arrived at the school
three and a half minutes after Nikolas Cruz began shooting. With 17 people
already shot and 17 more already dead, Eason instead spent two minutes
driving to the opposite side of campus to put on his bulletproof vest and
fidgeting with his body camera……Capt. Jan Jordan resigned and Sgt. Brian Miller was
placed on restricted duty for the department’s failure to respond properly
to the Parkland shooting.

Four Stoneman Douglas employees – assistant principals Jeff Morford, Winfred
Porter Jr., and Denise Reed and security specialist Kelvin Greenleaf – were
reassigned pending investigations last week.

School resource officer Scot Peterson, who took cover outside the school
until the shooting was over, resigned in disgrace………”


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