At least 10 people, mostly students, have been killed during a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.
News of the shooting comes months after a mass shooting in Broward County, Florida, which inspired lengthy dialogue on gun control with student-led marches and prominent survivors becoming household names in the midst of constant media coverage.
Most news outlets are currently reporting that the suspect is currently in custody. The suspect has been identified as a 17-year-old male. Police say he was a student at the school where the shooting took place. Another student has been detained for questioning.
At this point, it’s become all too normal for analysts to jump to conclusions in the immediate aftermath of tragic events like this. Instead of identifying what could have prevented the student from conducting an act of violence in the fist place, rhetoric typically revolves around the weapons used. While this should definitely be discussed, it shouldn’t dominate the conversation. After all, the suspect is 17, and Texas law prohibits individuals under the age of 18 from buying firearms.
Get a sense of what’s been verified and what hasn’t by watching the video below.
~ Ready to Fire News