Monday, March 21, 2005

School Shooting

There has been another school schooting, this time in northern Minnesota:

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Reuters) - Eight people were shot dead and more than a dozen wounded on Monday by a student who opened fire at a high school and a home on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota, authorities said.
Prior to the afternoon school shooting, the student shot dead a couple at a home on the reservation, McCabe said.

Other officials identified the couple as the gunman's grandparents, who were apparently among the dead. His grandfather was a longtime police officer on the reservation, a fire department official told CBS News.

"The young man, whoever he is, shot his grandfather and grandmother, and then went to the school and shot as many as 16 more," said Vernon Bellecourt of the American Indian Movement in Minneapolis.

How terrible. My heart goes out to the families who lost loved ones. The only "mistake" those poor kids made was going to school today.