One Dead, Four Hurt in Ohio High School Shooting

Why do I get a sinking feeling that, once again, psychiatric drugs are behind this? Via CNN:

A gunman wounded five students, one of them fatally, at a suburban Cleveland high school Monday morning before apparently being chased out of the building by a teacher, police said at a news conference. The Chardon High School shooting suspect — believed to be a student, according to a school official mdash; was in custody after turning himself in to bystanders, police said.

Two students injured in the shooting, one boy and one girl, were taken to Hillcrest Hospital, spokeswoman Heather Phillips said. One was in serious condition, the other in stable condition, she said. Three students were taken by helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center, hospital representative Shannon Mortland said in a statement. Mortland did not provide details on their conditions.

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22 Comments on "One Dead, Four Hurt in Ohio High School Shooting"

  1. “Psychiatric drugs?” Puh-leeze, why not assume they played too many violent video games/movies while you’re at it? There’s no way this kid has a sob story about abuse and years of watching the system protect his abusers. That plus mental instability and a LACK of psychiatric drugs are what is at work here.

    • DeepCough | Feb 27, 2012 at 6:56 pm |

      Columbine High School: one of the shooters was on the drug Luvox.

      Virginia Tech Incident 2007: Seung Hui Cho was a product of a the mental health system.

      Two examples of how “mental instability” and psychiatric drugs having been prescribed to the shooters fomented those violent events. And if you’re gonna denounce my argument based on the “red herring” fallacy, at least as far as this issue is concerned, make sure you include guns as well.

      • And they also played Doom and listened to Marilyn Manson. What about the millions of people who’ve taken those drugs who haven’t gone on murderous rampages? The fact that they took something that many people do, but unlike 99.99% of others do something crazy that can be explained easily in other ways, should be enough to tell you that what you suggest is unlikely.

    • drugs were involved. the kid took seroquel, probably woke up in the middle of the shooting out of a weekend long blackout. he was told they were percocet i believe.

      • DeepCough | Feb 28, 2012 at 12:49 pm |

        I’m gonna need you to cite your source on this one, because quite frankly, I don’t take any pride in my pessimistic clairvoyance, unlike some economists.

    • and one of the kids he shot was the kid who sold them to him. at least he got the right guy.

      only one of the victims is any more alive than brain dead already. tragic. dont sell counterfeit drugs to your peers, america.

  2. … Only in America.

    • Calypso_1 | Feb 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm |

      Or Germany, U.K., China, Canada, Yemen, Sweden, Netherlands, Bosnia, Argentina….

      • How many cases in Germany have children taken guns to school and shot at fellow students? Or in Canada, Sweden etc? Not that I’m saying this is the case for you, but it seems to me that whenever something terrible like this happends in the US, Americans are quick to point out “It happends in other countries too” followed by a “But we’re still better than them”. It seems to be a relatively common thing for students to do in the US. Mybe the right to “defend” yourself with a gun wasn’t such an awesome idea.

        • Calypso_1 | Feb 27, 2012 at 10:31 pm |

          Of course the US leads the pack by a long shot (no pun intended).  I’m not an American apologist but you said “only in America”.  I think Germany has had 4 or 5 in the past decade.

    • Jin The Ninja | Feb 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm |

      i think our society of competition and the extreme pressure exerted on students by rote-education is much more strongly to blame than any one nation, while i acknowledge american gun culture does absolutely nothing to abate this problem, there are so many worldwide instances of knife or gun attacks on schools… for as much as we ‘understand’ mental health, the truth is we have a high level of difficulty helping or even identifying those in mental health crisis- and austerity cuts that obliterate public funding for social services only excerbate that problem.

      • Agreed, I’m just a dick who likes giving America a hard time, not that it’s a hard thing to do.

        • Jin The Ninja | Feb 27, 2012 at 10:01 pm |

          triple post.

        • Jin The Ninja | Feb 27, 2012 at 10:01 pm |

          double post.

        • Jin The Ninja | Feb 27, 2012 at 10:01 pm |

          i would never call you a ‘dick.’ nor do i think your view is invalid, but i think you are overly hard on the US sometimes, but in fairness when i lived in the US, i was deeply critical of it too; however there are many many kinds of people there- with the rainbow spectrum of beliefs- remember you and i are from small pop’n countries with plenty to complain about respectively, it’s an entirely other footie match when you live in a country with 400million.

          one thing you say that i totally agree with is gun laws in the US, are insane to most people from other countries, but don’t forget- china, korea, and japan (i’m sure there are others) have all had what the MSM called an ‘epidemic’ of knife-school attacks. guns may be endemic to the us, but it doesn’t have sole rights on school violence.

          • Ha yeah I can be abit over-the-top when it comes to being “anti” America, but it’s more the idea and it’s hulking world hegemony that I dislike. The Americans that I’ve met were great people, I can be very generalistic throwing Americans into the stereotype that the world views them as… Also I enjoy winding Americans up (Yanking), not so much on disinfo, but other sites it’s hilarious.

            You’re absolutely right though, knife attacks at schools are much more common throughout the world. Kids need to be more original, use a hammer or something.

          • Jin The Ninja | Feb 28, 2012 at 11:13 am |

            lol. ‘yanking.’ i like that. apt descriptor.

  3. Mamagriff50 | Feb 27, 2012 at 7:35 pm |

    Yet another tragedy in our school system. I could almost bet it’s the result of bullying. Sad, in todays society kids are pretty much ignored. Parents are to busy working and trying to feed their family. No time to watch their kids and notice behavioral changes. So who’s to blame?

  4. eyeoftheaxis | Feb 28, 2012 at 2:39 pm |

    White peoples problems… pardon me if I come off like I don’t give a shit. ( I actually do care ) It’s just that young kids are shot in hood all the time. Really young kids, some toddlers, wrong place at the wrong time, or having the misfortune of growing up in a ghetto when a bullet comes in the window and hits them while they are sleeping. A two year old was shot along with other kids just a couple days ago. Yesterday two teens and two adults. People say “gangbangers, who cares “ but a two year old playing at the playground was just shot, did you hear about it? NEVER is it on the national TV. The “gangbangers” 13 & 14 years old. It pisses me off to no end, how some segments of our society are treated as if they don’t exist. If a blond hair blue eyed teen goes missing it’s national news. But if two kindergarten age black kids go missing, hardly a peep on local TV, nothing on national TV… 6 years later they still don’t know what happened to them. Our schools have metal detectors, so the kids get shot on the way to school or on the way home… honor students, singing in the church choir, and not bullying people or slinging crack. NOT A PEEP ! No Ann Curry talking to the TV viewers like they too are children, giving all the bloody details about the tragic events, helping AmeriKKKa “make sense of it all”. It seems like the media views it that if you are white / suburban / or out in small town AmeriKKKA your news worthy, if not tough luck. — Long story, made even longer. Come time for Nato/G8 all the hipsters will be kettled out on Northerly Island, fists in the air yelling at the convention slightly more than a stones throw away. Surrounded by water on 3.75 sides and a line of CPD on horseback at the exit. All the while, the poor folks in neighborhoods not far away will be living in the same war zone as ever. Only with the local warlords knowing that now it’s no cops around for miles. The response time for police or ambulance in the hood is extremely slow as it is ( not like it matters to the shooters, cops are afraid to go in the hood ) Add riots over in the money side of town to the mix… You will hear about the protests, the smashed windows etc… I doubt you will hear any news about the huge violent crime spike over in the hood

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