|Mass shooter Jaylen Fryberg.|
While I was working, I've heard of a mass shooting at a school in Marysville, Washington.
Again, I want to say that this is the ongoing continuation of gun violence in public schools and the unexpected rise of domestic terrorism. Although most mass shootings in my opinion are considered terrorism, most of the criminals aren't Muslims or White guys. It could be women, Black men and Latinos. The shooter is Native American.
The mindset of the irrational usually prompt this type of stuff. The inept Congress refuses to pass legislation to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally insane. Of course they fear a power that claims they're gods.
The National Rifle Association is the country's oldest civil rights and political organization.
Republicans and some Democrats suck enough for the shells. They contribute to candidates and nominees who support open season regulations. They support open carry laws, relaxed rules when it comes to military style firearms and unfiltered background checks.
Jaylen Fryberg went on a rampage Friday killing one and seriously injuring five before he was killed either by police fire or a bullet to the head.
According to classmates at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, it was modern bullying and a dispute over a relationship.
Fryberg was the "NICE GUY" who no one thought was going to this type of stuff.
He leaves disturbing messages for the junk food media.
It won't last.... It'll never last....
— Jaylen Fryberg (@frybergj) October 23, 2014
I should have listened.... You were right... The whole time you were right...😫😖
— Jaylen Fryberg (@frybergj) October 21, 2014
I'm tired of this shit😖😖😖😖😖😖 I'm sooo fucking done!!!😖😖😖😖😖
— Jaylen Fryberg (@frybergj) September 20, 2014
Your gonna piss me off... And then some shits gonna go down and I don't think you'll like it...😤😤😤
— Jaylen Fryberg (@frybergj) August 20, 2014
He was a freshman who was crown homecoming prince and was a popular student.
But deep inside all that popularity, some teasing and even some offensive themes being tossed at him.
Prior to the shooting, Fryberg entered the school cafeteria and sat down at a table. At 10:39 a.m., according to eyewitnesses, he stood up from the table, approached another table, and pulled out a .40-caliber Beretta handgun. He fired at least eight shots, shooting several students in a "calm, methodical way".
He then fired several more bullets outside of the school and reloaded at least once.
During the shooting, Fryberg was described by a witness as having "a blank stare" and "staring at the victims as he shot them".
He also appeared to be targeting only one table, where about ten students were seated.
After firing repeatedly, he reportedly committed suicide. However, there was also an eyewitness report that a woman in the cafeteria tried to intervene by grabbing Fryberg's arm, which prompted him to try and shoot her, only to accidentally fatally shoot himself in the neck.
A motive for the shooting is currently unknown, although a student at the school stated that "[he] was angry at a girl who would not date him, and that the girl was one of the people shot", a claim that was supported by Fryberg's other classmates and his family members.
When this hit the news, I was shocked. I was thinking that this once again happens in suburban America. A young student who was crying for help didn't get the help so instead of treatment, he choose resentment.
And the consequences are felt.
We here at Journal de la Reyna send our condolences to those lost in this senseless tragedy.