A shooter opened fire on Friday at Northern Arizona University's Flagstaff campus, the school said. One person was killed and three people were injured.
The HuffPo article reveals the name of the shooter, but in deference to my President's new executive order forbidding the media from revealing the names of future shooting suspects, I will leave it off this post. (It appears that this link might be a parody site. Perhaps if I had been in such a hurry to finish this post so that I could leave for the movies I might have caught that. Oh well everybody has an off day.)
I am not technically "the media," and I don't always follow the rules, but I happen to agree with this one wholeheartedly.
Isn't it interesting that as you read this story you feel a sense of relief that only ONE person was killed?
We have become to desensitized to senseless murder that our reaction to the death of one person seems barely worth acknowledging.
And that should depress all of us.
Update: Oops it looks like I spoke too soon there was another one today as well, and this one had two victims shot by three suspects at Texas University.
Update 2: And there was yet another one an Arizona campus, this one had four shot one fatally.
Multiple campus shootings in the same day. I guess THAT is what we've come to.