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At least a dozen people injured, suspect 'down' after shooting at New Mexico school, reports say
Posted: Posted December 7th by nullfather

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/07/at-least-dozen-people-injured-suspect-down-after-shooting-at-new-mexico-school-reports-say.html
At least a dozen people were injured after a gunman opened fire at a northern New Mexico high school Thursday morning, law enforcement officials told Fox News.

Authorities said the shooter is down. 

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed reports of an active shooter around 9 a.m. local time, saying Aztec High School in Aztec, N.M. was on lockdown.

The school is located in the Four Corners region and is near the Navajo Nation, about 180 miles north of Albuquerque.

A spokesman with the sheriff’s office told reporters that the unidentified shooter was "down," but did not provide additional information.

No additional information was provided on the condition of those injured, KOB reported.

It wasn't immediately clear if the shooting happened inside the school, who was suspected of firing the shots and what condition the wounded were in.

On Facebook, law enforcement asked people to “avoid the area” while they secured the scene.

 “Aztec High School is locked down and being evacuated. Please avoid the area. Parents can stage at 516 and Mesa Verde near the church to pick up their kids. We will update this as we learn more,” the post said.

Farmington Municipal Schools wrote on Facebook all schools in the district went into preventive lockdown due to the incident.

“We have no reason to think there is any threat in Farmington at this time, but we are taking this advance action in order to secure all of our schools. Your students’ safety is our primary concern,” the statement said.

In nearby Bloomfield, police said local schools were also lockdown as a precaution.


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What's sad is, these school shootings, mass shootings, and terrorist attacks have become so common lately this is the new normal.

Obviously people are going to blame the widespread availability of guns but these things were rare in the 90s and practically nonexistent in the 60s and earlier -- wtf happened and why has it gotten so bad?

Posted December 7th by Xhin
Xhin
 

ugh, they released details and a picture of the shooter today. why are they always such degenerate fucking losers? name one chad mass shooter

he was 21 and a former student (get over it you dork, you've been out of high school for years) and was living with mommy and daddy (fucking NEET)

apparently he asked what the best gun to use for a shootinv on "an online gaming forum" last year, and the FBI interviewed him about it.

Edited December 8th by poptart!
poptart!
 

"these things were rare in the 90s and practically nonexistent in the 60s and earlier -- wtf happened and why has it gotten so bad?"

1) small town economies have been wrecked, so these losers don't have anything to do with their lives
2) we've infantalized ourselves - sorry, but video games and comic book movies for adults just end up creating manchildren. that, along with it being harder for people to find jobs good enough to move out on their own, means people are growing up slower, and children have tantrums
3) the internet allows like-minded losers to talk to each other and commiserate
4) a lot of our fiction glorifies gun violence
5) the media makes these losers famous

Posted December 8th by poptart!
poptart!
 

^ just tossing out ideas, i have no idea

Posted December 8th by poptart!
poptart!
 

we've infantalized ourselves - sorry, but video games and comic book movies for adults just end up creating manchildren


I don't think that it's so much the media inherently, but (as I hinted about in another thread) violence is so much of a fundamental focus in so many genres of the medium that we don't even consider it a focus anymore...it's a norm.

I need to get around to finishing Grossman's On Killing, because later on he apparently talks about video games, media manipulation and such as tools for destroying the inhibition of violence in potential military recruits (i.e. the entire American youth).

Edited December 8th by nullfather
nullfather

2) we've infantalized ourselves - sorry, but video games and comic book movies for adults just end up creating manchildren. that, along with it being harder for people to find jobs good enough to move out on their own, means people are growing up slower, and children have tantrums

Cant the same be said about about books, sports, music, etc etc?

Posted December 8th by S.O.H.
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