By Matt Pearce and Lauren Raab
Before opening fire (click here) on them and then killing himself, the shooter at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state had texted his five victims asking them to join him at lunch, officials said Monday.
They were all at the same cafeteria table when freshman Jaylen Fryberg, 15, began firing a .40-caliber Beretta, Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary told reporters Monday afternoon. The gun was bought legally and registered by a family member, he said, adding that investigators were still trying to determine how Fryberg got the weapon....
Wow. He was planning this. Two of his cousins still in the hospital, another young lady he was taken by and two others I assume were friends. They never turned him down for the meeting at lunch. They never saw any danger or threat or reason to reject him. Wow.
I don't want to speculate as to being correct, but, it may be this killing fits the personality type. Young and out of control.
...“The most common type of killer (click here) was a possessively jealous type, and I found that many of the men who … commit murder-suicide, as well as those who kill their children, also seem to fit that profile,”...
He didn't handle rejection well or at all. Did he ever have to face it before?
Young men and guns has been a problem for a long time in the USA. But the 1870s were the 1870s, this is about 2014 and the value this country places on it's children.
The issue of students carrying guns to school was a topic of discussion dating to the mid-1870s, as noted in this 1874 Los Angeles Herald article:
From the tone of the article teachers were powerful and respected. Today it would be possible and has been possible for them to be another victim.
July 25, 1880: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, At Sunday School, a young couple Morris Behrues and his newly secretly married girl had carried a shotgun with, because Charles Behrues, Morris' cousin was in love with the girl, and was out to get them. Charles was seen coming towards the building with a shooting iron, when the school's superintendent went out to ward him away. Charles opened fire and killed the superintendent, and shot Morris, and three others.
Then again, anger and hate erase any reasoning or logic at anytime in our history. It is different today. There are methods of preventing guns from passing through school doors. It would help, but, not solve every school house shooting. Metal detectors wouldn't have stopped Sandy Hook. But, they would help. "Safety Detectors"