Bullying The Cause For Ohio School Shooting?

People are evacuated from Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio, about 30 miles east of Cleveland, after a number of students were shot there at the beginning of the school day Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. Officials said the number of victims is not yet known and a suspect has been taken into custody.  MANDATORY CREDIT; ; ONLINE OUT Photo: The Plain Dealer, John Horton / AP

If you're out of the loop like I was earlier, then you probably missed the news about a shooting at Chardon High School in Ohio. Apparently, a teenager, not a student at that particular school, opened fire in the cafeteria killing one and wounding four others. A witness said that the young boy targeted a group of students sitting together, and while another described the suspect as an outcast who was bullied, others disputed the matter. 

FBI officials would not comment on a motive. And Police Chief Tim McKenna said authorities “have a lot of homework to do yet” in their investigation of the shooting, which sent students screaming through the halls at the start of the school day at 1,100-student Chardon High.

Long before official word came of the attack, parents learned of the bloodshed from students via text message and cellphone and thronged the streets around the school, anxiously awaiting word on their children.

Robert Farinacci, a lawyer who is representing the suspect and his family, told WKYC-TV that Lane “pretty much sticks to himself but does have some friends and has never been in trouble over anything that we know about.”

I can’t quite put my fingers on why this kid left his school, which is said to be an institute for students with academic and behavioral problems, and go over to the next to shoot em’ up so to speak. Could it be an issue of bullying and that’s the reason for him targeting a specific set of students? We won’t know until he starts talking and give us an insight in his life and why he carried out this horrific act. 

What do you think, is it another case of bullying?

 

Source: 1 dead, 4 wounded in Ohio high school shooting

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