CNN Claims ‘One School Shooting Every Week This Year’ with Misleading List

Deliberately mileading.

Via Breitbart:

During coverage of the attack on Maryland’s Great Mills High School CNN reported that there has been one school shooting per week, “on average,” in 2018.

They claim the total number of school shootings sits at “17” for year.

To reach 17, CNN explained that they counted “gang violence,” “domestic violence,” and an “accidental discharge” of a firearm on school grounds, as school shootings. This criteria allowed them to count incidents like the alleged March 2 murder of two parents by their son at Central Michigan University as a school shooting, even though the parents were not students at the university and no one, other than the parents, was targeted or injured.

It also allowed CNN to count the March 13 accidental discharge of a firearm in a Seaside, California, classroom as a school shooting. KSBW reported that a reserve police officer, who is also a teacher, accidentally discharged a firearm and a male student received “moderate injuries” from bullet fragments that “ricocheted off the ceiling.”

Other similar incidents were counted as school shootings by CNN as well, making actual school shootings like the February 14 Parkland Florida shooting or the March 20 Great Mills High School shooting seem legion.

Ironically, on the day of the Parkland shooting Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety tweeted that there had been 18 school shootings in 2018. That claim was quickly spread by pro-gun control liberals then debunked after Breitbart News did a fact check.

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The Tech Behind Catching The Austin Serial Bomber

A news report also said that they used imaging technology from the FedEx videos against driver’s licenses to assist in finding him.

Via Fox News:

The suspected serial bomber who killed two people and terrorized Austin, Texas for three harrowing weeks was killed in a dramatic confrontation with police overnight Wednesday, authorities said.

The operation was aided by different uses of technology, including surveillance cameras and cell phone triangulation.

The suspect, who has been identified as 24-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt, was killed near the motel he was traced to thanks to surveillance footage from a Federal Express drop-off store, The Austin American-Stateman reported.

The authorities were able to gather information after police noticed the subject shipped an explosive device from a Sunset Valley FedEx store, a suburb approximately 25 minutes away from Austin. The evidence included the security footage from the store, as well as store receipts obtained showing suspicious transactions.

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California Teacher Who Called Military A ‘Bunch Of Dumb Shits’ Is Fired

Released from job lock. Update to this story.

Via Fox News:

A Southern California teacher who was recorded bashing the U.S. military in a profane classroom rant was fired Tuesday evening.

Board of Education President Aurora Villon said the El Rancho Unified School District reached a unanimous decision to fire Gregory Salcido, a history teacher at El Rancho High School and elected Pico Rivera city councilman, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“His comments do not reflect what we stand for, who we are,” Villon said, adding that “the classroom should never be a place where students feel that they are picked at, bullied, intimidated.”

Salcido faced a severe backlash after a student secretly recorded him asking his government class why they would want to serve in the military, calling those who serve “dumbs‑‑‑s.”

“Think about the people who you know who are over there. Your freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumbs‑‑‑s,” Salcido can be heard saying in the Jan. 25 tirade.

“They’re not like high-level thinkers, they’re not academic people, they’re not intellectual people. They’re the lowest of our low.”

Villon said thousands of emails flooded the school board, as veterans and relatives of military personnel from all over the world voiced their disgust with Salcido’s comments.

Salcido apologized at a City Council meeting in February, the paper reported, and attempted to clarify that his comments “had nothing to do with their moral character.”

“I don’t think it’s all a revelation to anybody that those who aren’t stellar students usually find the military a better option. … That’s not a criticism of anybody. Anything I said had nothing to do with their moral character,” he said, the paper reported.

During a break, he told reporters that he believes the military is the not the “best option” for his students, but added “that does not mean I’m anti-military, because I’m not.”

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Breaking: Austin Bomber ID’d As Mark Anthony Conditt, 23

Police warn there may still be bombs out there. They caught him in part through imaging technology, running his face from FedEx video against driver’s licenses in Texas.

Via Austin Statesman:

The suspected Austin serial bomber who apparently killed himself early Wednesday as authorities closed in on him was Pflugerville resident Mark A. Conditt, local and federal law enforcement sources told the American-Statesman and KVUE.

As the sun rose, neighbors of the 23-year-old, who was home-schooled growing up and went to Austin Community College, struggled to wrap their minds around the news that authorities were linking him to the bombings.

“I know this is a cliché but I just can’t imagine that,” said one neighbor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity and whose children grew up playing with Conditt on Pfluger Street. The neighbor described Conditt as a nice kid from a great family.

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NJ Students’ Visit To Gun Range ‘None Of Your Damn Business,’ Parents Say

Government out of bedrooms and gun ranges. Update to this story.

Via NJ Com:

Angered by word of the disciplining of two Lacey High School students for a gun-related social media post, 200 parents, community members and other supporters of the Second Amendment on Monday let the Board of Education know they don’t want the district trampling on their rights or meddling in their home lives.

“You guys are reaching into our private life, the private life of our children,” said one parent, Lewis Fiordimondo, who has twins in pre-kindergarten and a daughter at the high school. “It’s not your place. It’s not the school’s place.”

Another dad, Frank Horvath, whose son is a senior at Lacey High, put things in blunter terms.

“It’s none of your damn business what our children do outside of school,” Horvath told the seven board members toward the end of a four-hour meeting, most of it occupied by speaker after speaker venting anger and frustration at school officials largely unable to respond due to confidentiality rules.

The unusually large turnout for Monday night’s board meeting in the high school auditorium was prompted by a five-day in-school suspension of two senior boys after one of them posted a photo of themselves with guns at a local shooting range, away from school property and not during school hours.[…]

Before enduring Monday night’s three-hour tongue lashing from the public, Klaus, Supsie and Wigley told the crowd that the policy had been tweaked to address concerns that had been raised over the past several days. And in an effort to assure angry Second Amendment supporters that he was one of them, Klaus told the crowd that he himself was a gun owner and a member of the National Rifle Association, as is Giordano.

“I have guns, I grew up in a family with guns,” said Klaus. “We learned about guns, we respect guns.”

Klaus also insisted several times that he would have liked to answer speakers’ questions about what happened and the district’s response, but he was bound by confidentiality rules.[…]

Ken Pelican, a 59-year-old union pipe fitter and gun owner who was at the meeting with his 27-year-old son, Corey, said board members were hypocrites for standing with the crowd to face the flag, hands on hearts, at the start of the meeting, after having denied the two boys their First and Second Amendment rights.

“They had the audacity to stand and say the Pledge of Allegiance but they don’t want to support the Constitution?” Pelican said.

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California Dem Lt. Gov. Called ICE Chief A “Prick” In Official Email…

Via NTK:

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) called the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) an “a plus prick” in an official government email obtained by NTK Network.

 Newsome was citing a story by that focused on ICE officials arresting illegal immigrants in California. In the email, sent to his sister, Hilary, Newsom wrote:

“No doubt in my mind they will target us – the ice director is an a plus prick this is personal / political strategy , get ready.”

The ICE director in question is Thomas Homan, who assumed the role shortly after President Trump took office in January 2017.

CBP Agents Refusing To Turn Over Wanted Illegal Alien Felons To California Police

Turnabout is fair play.

Via Blue Lives Matter:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in the sanctuary state of California have begun denying local and state law enforcement officials’ requests to extradite illegal immigrants with active felony warrants and pending charges.

Their refusal to turn over the fugitives due to the fact that the offenders will not be returned to CBP custody, San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott said, according to recently filed court documents.

Chief Scott’s statements were included in the Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit against the State of California, Governor Jerry Brown, and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, which was filed in U.S. District Court’s Eastern District of California on Mar. 6.

The exhibit outlined several instances during which illegal immigrants arrested by Border Patrol agents were found to have active warrants and/or pending criminal charges within the state of California.

“In each instance, the Border Patrol Agent determined it was not appropriate, consistent with his or her federal responsibilities to ensure the enforcement of immigration law, to release a criminal alien to the state and local law enforcement,” Chief Scott explained.

He noted a suspect that they had arrested with an outstanding felony warrant for sexual assault. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department refused to offer assurances that they would return the suspect when they were done with him.

“Therefore, the criminal alien remained in DHS custody,” Chief Scott noted.

He cited an occasion when agents, “relying on a long history of cooperation” with Imperial County Sheriff’s Office and Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, turned over an alien who had an active probation violation warrant in Ventura County.

“Ventura County rescinded their intent to extradite the individual,” Chief Scott recounted. “ Imperial County subsequently released the alien without notifying Border Patrol that he was pending release or that he was released.”

He noted that in January, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department agreed to notify Border Patrol agents when an illegal immigrant was being released from their custody, so the agency opted to turn the offender over to county law enforcement to face the local charges.

On that occasion, the San Diego County followed through with their agreement, and the offender was returned to Border Patrol custody.

“That being said, we have ongoing concerns that SDSD is engaging in this cooperation in a way that likely cannot be squared with the text of SB 54, and have significant ongoing concerns with relying on this kind of informal cooperation in the face of SB 54,” Chief Scott said.

California’s sanctuary state laws have also impacted Border Patrol’s ability to assist other states.

He cited another occasion in January, during which an agent learned that an illegal immigrant that had been arrested was also wanted in the state of Iowa.

Officials in Iowa confirmed that they wanted to extradite the suspect to face charges. They said that they would honor Border Patrol’s detainer and notification requests regarding the offender. They also agreed to pay for all expenses associated with the extradition.

“However, I understand that state extradition legal procedures in California allow an individual to refuse or contest the extradition.” Chief Scott explained. “Thus, if the alien were turned over to California law enforcement, even though the underlying warrant was in Iowa, the alien could still be released from California custody during the extradition process.”

“Given the significant risk that an alien with a significant felony arrest warrant from another state who was unlawfully present in the United States would simply be released into the country, Border Patrol declined to permit SDSD to take custody,” he said.

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Conservative Student Banned From Facebook Meme Page For Mocking Activist David Hogg

Not the attention Hogg is seeking.

Via The College Fix:

Gregory Lu says he’s not super active on UCSD Memes for Sleep Deprived Tritons, a very popular student-run Facebook group where silly pictures and jokes about campus life reign supreme. Think horrible parking options, crazy midterm antics, and odes to college life.

Lu, a UC San Diego student and well-known as a conservative on campus, says his time as a member of the 1-year-old group has been spent mostly checking out memes, tagging some friends, and posting an occasional meme himself. But once in a while, when he does chime in in the comments section, all hell seems to break loose.

In November, he was booted from the page after defending conservatives. Later he was let back on. But a few days ago he was booted again, this time for mocking pro-gun rights darling David Hogg.

He said he feels discriminated against, that moderators of the page have made left-leaning political comments and posts without punishment.

While the Facebook page is student-created and student-moderated and not affiliated in any way with the college, the situation illustrates that the left-leaning student moderators controlling the page either don’t like free speech, don’t like having their opinions challenged, or both.

The drama with Lu all started when someone made a meme and posted it on Sleep Deprived Tritons last November making fun of another UCSD Facebook group called UCSD Political/General Discussion. The meme had all the signs of the horoscope with cancer’s sign replaced with the group’s name. Under the post, people began commenting that right-wingers are racist, Lu told The College Fix.

Lu, a member of the College Republicans, responded back, defending conservatives, he said. After that, he was promptly removed from Sleep Deprived Tritons.

“Hey bud, can I get an explanation for why I was banned,” Lu asked the main moderator in a Facebook message.

“No,” was the reply, according to a screenshot of the discussion provided to The College Fix. Lu quipped back “that sounds very authoritarian of you.” Later, Lu was allowed back in “only because my friend vouched for me,” he told The Fix.

Lu remained active on campus as a conservative. In December, he hung 150 posters of Kate Steinle’s smiling face with the words “She had dreams too” in highly traversed areas across campus such as bulletin boards and the free speech area, a move that didn’t go over too well with the campus community. A day after Lu hung the posters, all of them had been taken down.

Fast-forward to this month. David Hogg, a survivor of the recent mass shooting massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, has become the viral fresh-faced advocate against the NRA and gun-rights groups. Hogg tweeted that he got rejected from another college but “that’s ok we’re already changing the world.” Asked about it, Hogg replied he was rejected from UCSD.

That exchange landed on UCSD Memes for Sleep Deprived Tritons, eliciting much sympathy from students but a hearty “LOL” from Lu. There were some other comments that echoed a mocking tone against Hogg, prompting one moderator to suggest the thread was filled with “hella salty pro-gun people.”

Lu chimed in: “Why would I be salty that he didn’t get into UCSD?”

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Male Student At Providence College Threatened With Rape For Supporting Traditional Marriage

More tolerance from the left.

Via Campus Reform:

A student Resident Advisor (RA) at Providence College has reportedly been threatened with rape after posting a flyer that expressed a traditional view on marriage.

According to LifeSiteNews, RA Michael Smalanskas has faced severe student backlash since displaying the poster on a bulletin board in early March, with upset classmates gathering outside of his dorm room and endangering his safety.

“I couldn’t even go brush my teeth for several nights without facing a mob in my hallway,” Smalanskas told the publication.

“There had been a pro-lesbian bulletin board up for the entire month of February in one of the female residence halls,” he continued, adding that “nobody was rioting outside the girl’s door.”

The original display, which has since been vandalized and removed, portrayed marriage “the way God intended it,” and included quotes from Pope Francis and biblical scripture describing marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

“There’s a tremendous double standard when it comes to Catholic teaching or conservative views,” Smalanskas told the publication. “They are just not protected in the same way” as other beliefs.

According to the student, other RAs began to gather around his residence hall and “keying into the building after hours” after he put up the display.

“They let themselves into the building and started milling around and they ripped down [the poster],” he said. “I am an employee of the college, and these are other employees of the college behaving this way.”

As the situation escalated, Smalanskas was then reportedly escorted to a secure location by the campus police as authorities became concerned about his safety.

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Breaking: Austin Bombing Suspect Kills Self With Explosive As Police Close In

Via The Statesman:

A man whom authorities were attempting to arrest early Wednesday in a string of bombing attacks in Austin killed himself with an explosive device as authorities closed in, a high-ranking law enforcement official told the American-Statesman early today.

The official said authorities identified a suspect in the past 24 hours based largely on information gained after police said the suspect shipped an explosive device from a FedEx store in Southwest Austin. That evidence included security video.

Authorities also relied upon store receipts showing suspicious transactions from the person and obtained a search warrant for his Google search history that showed him conducting searches they considered suspicious, the official said.

Authorities relied upon cell phone technology to trace the suspect to a hotel in Williamson County, the official said.

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Breaking: Another Explosion In Austin, At Least 1 Hurt…

Via Fox News:

At least one person was injured Tuesday night in yet another reported package explosion in Austin, Texas, investigators said — just the latest in a string of blasts that have killed at least two people over the past month.

Tuesday night’s explosion unfolded on West Slaughter Lane and Brodie Lane in southwestern Austin, the county’s EMS tweeted. “Unknown severity of injuries at this time. Avoid the area and expect closures. More to follow.”

At least five other explosions have rocked the Austin and San Antonio areas. In addition, the FBI said a suspicious package reported at a FedEx distribution center near the Austin airport earlier Tuesday “contained an explosive device.”


They’re saying it’s not clear it’s connected. But the people nearby did confirm there was an explosion.

It happened at near a Goodwill store.

Youtube Is Cracking Down On Gun Channels, Gun-Related Videos

Via Bearing Arms:

YouTube started out awesome. You could post videos of anything you wanted, pretty much. Then, over time, they realized that if they paid content creators, those creators could churn out better content. It was pretty cool. People could make a living entertaining folks or teaching them cool stuff.

However, YouTube soon started to turn left politically. They started demonetizing content they disagreed with while turning a blind eye to content they did. This forced content creators–people who often made their living off of YouTube money–to find alternative avenues for revenue.

Gun channels ran into this occasionally, as well, among other things. YouTube, despite being a great place to find gun content, began to crack down on gun channels.

Now, they’re at it again, except now they’ve ramped it up to 11.

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Florida Man Allegedly Shouts ‘Allah Akbar,’ Shoots Wife, Knifes Children, Sets House On Fire

Via Daily Caller:

A Florida man allegedly shouted “Allah Akbar” repeatedly as police arrested him for shooting his wife, stabbing his two children, and setting his house ablaze.

Police arrested Ronnie Oneal, who identifies as a member of The Nation of Islam, at the house of his partner Kenyatta Barron, in Riverview, Fla., in response to a 911 call from Barron claiming that she had been shot, according to Tampa Bay Times.

Officers found Barron dying of a gunshot wound in the front yard of a neighboring house. Firefighters were responding to a fire set in Barron’s house and found Barron and Oneal’s 9-year-old son, Ronnie Oneal IV, alive but suffering from burns and stab wounds and the couple’s 11-year-old daughter dead from stab wounds.

“I was shocked,” said Walter Ballard, a friend of Oneal who had seen him three days prior, according to Tampa Bay Times. “That’s the only thing that went through my mind: How could he do something like this?”

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Democrat Bashes ‘Sex And City’ Actress Cynthia Nixon As ‘Unqualified Lesbian’ Running For NY Gov

What does being a lesbian have to do with her being qualified or not? Nixon didn’t like Quinn, not because she was a lesbian, but because she was a lousy politician.

Via NY Post:

Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, an openly gay supporter of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, called Cynthia Nixon an “unqualified lesbian” a day after the actress announced she’s going to challenge the governor in a primary.

In an interview with The Post, Quinn also denounced Nixon for endorsing Bill de Blasio over her in the 2013 Democratic primary for mayor.

“I’m surprised by this race. It’s a flight of fancy on her part,” Quinn said of Nixon’s announcement Monday that she would take on Cuomo in September’s Democratic primary.

“Cynthia Nixon was opposed to having a qualified lesbian become mayor of New York City. Now she wants to be an unqualified lesbian to be the governor of New York. You have to be qualified and have experience. She isn’t qualified to be the governor,” Quinn said.

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House Judiciary Chair Expected To Issue DOJ Subpoena Over Clinton Emails

How you know DOJ is still infested, they still aren’t turning over the information. Why?

Via The Hill:

The head of the House Judiciary Committee is expected to subpoena the Department of Justice (DOJ) as soon as this week to obtain documents related to how the FBI handled its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server, The Hill has learned.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) have been leading a joint probe into what the two lawmakers say may be evidence of political bias in the highest levels at the Justice Department.
While one source with direct knowledge of the matter cautioned that the exact timeline was still murky, multiple sources told The Hill that they expect the summons to go out Wednesday or Thursday.

The chairman on Monday notified the ranking Democrat, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), that a subpoena is forthcoming, a spokesperson separately confirmed.
Under Judiciary committee rules, the chairman must consult the ranking member two business days “before issuing any subpoena” — suggesting that the move is imminent.

Republicans have become increasingly frustrated over the past couple months at what they say is the lagging pace in which the DOJ has turned over documents from the Inspector General’s concurrent probe into the 2016 presidential election. GOP lawmakers say they’ve received only a small fraction of the records they want to obtain — approximately 3,000 out of 1.2 million documents.

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Maryland School Shooter Prohibited From Possessing Handgun

It already was illegal for him to have a gun. Let’s mare laws he’d ignore.

Via Daily Caller:

The student who shot two people at a Maryland school on Tuesday was legally prohibited from possessing or owning the firearm he used.

The shooter, identified as 17-year-old Austin Rollins, was well below Maryland’s 21-year age requirement to purchase or possess a handgun. Nonetheless, he reportedly used a 9 mm Glock to carry out the shooting.

Law enforcement officials say they are tracing the gun to determine its owner, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Rollins allegedly shot two of his classmates before he was killed, although it is still unclear if he killed himself or was shot by a school resource officer. A 14-year-old boy who was shot is in “good condition,” while a 16-year-old girl is stable.

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Breaking: Two Students Arrested With Weapons At Stoneman Douglas High School, Broward Deputy On Duty At School Found Asleep

You wonder how Zachary Cruz’s brother got on campus? Well, he actually got on three times. Yesterday was the latest when Deputy on duty was sleeping on the job.

Via Twitchy:

Two students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been arrested today for bringing weapons to school. A third student is being evaluated for making online threats.

The first student, 18-year-old Jordan Salter, was arrested after pulling a two-inch black knife from her bra after a disagreement with another student took place, the Sun Sentinel reported.

The second student, Gavin Stricker, 17, allegedly brandished a knife on the school bus earlier in the day.

On top of everything else, a Broward County deputy was placed on administrative leave for allegedly sleeping on the job.

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Illegal Aliens Who Dodged California ICE Raid After Dem Mayor’s Tip-off, Re-Arrested For New Crimes

Via Fox News:

Three illegal immigrants, who avoided capture after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf blew the whistle on a raid by federal immigration authorities last month, have since been re-arrested for new crimes including robbery and spousal abuse, ICE officials said.

Schaaf tweeted out a warning ahead of the raid in northern California last month, infuriating Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and the Trump administration.

“How dare you!” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in California this month, addressing Schaaf. “How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical, open borders agenda.”

ICE officials eventually caught 232 illegal immigrants, many of them criminals, in the four-day sweep but said that hundreds more escaped because of Schaaf’s warning.

California fires back a day after the announcement of the lawsuit. What can we expect moving ahead?Video
Sessions calls out California’s sanctuary policies

But on Tuesday, officials said that at least three of those who were targeted in the raid, but were not apprehended, had since been arrested for additional crimes.

One was a Mexican national arrested for robbery and gun crimes, who was released back into the community for a prior offense despite an ICE detainer request in November.

Another Mexican national was arrested for a DUI, despite having been deported three times and prior convictions for false imprisonment, DUI and battery of a spouse.

The third was a Mexican national who was arrested for corporal injury of a spouse, despite being deported twice and criminal convictions including drug possession, hit-and-run, DUIs, possessions of narcotics equipment and a parole violation.

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Holy Cross Drops ‘Knight’ Mascot Over Ties to Christian Violence in the Crusades

So dumb. Crusades were a defensive war. Knights are not exclusive to crusades. But they’re keeping the name, Crusaders.

Via Fox News Insider:

The College of the Holy Cross announced it would drop its Knight mascot and related imagery to avoid ties to the violence committed by Christian armies during the Crusades.

The Massachusetts school’s president, Rev. Philip Boroughs, said in a letter to students that “the visual depiction of a knight, in conjunction with the moniker Crusader, inevitably ties us directly to the reality of the religious wars and the violence of the Crusades.”

“This imagery stands in contrast to our stated values. Over the coming months, the College will gradually phase out the use of all knight-related imagery,” he wrote.

Students and faculty members unsuccessfully urged the school to drop the Crusaders name entirely, arguing it associates the school with the violence committed against non-Christians nearly 1,000 years ago.

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Hero School Resource Officer Who Stopped Maryland HS Shooting Is Blaine Gaskill

Via Blue Lives Matter:

St. Mary’s County, MD – The 17-year-old gunman is dead, and two other students are wounded, after an early morning shooting at a St. Mary’s County high school.

Authorities have said that the school resource officer on duty at Great Mills High School engaged the shooter and stopped the threat, preventing additional loss of life.

“School Resource Officer Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill immediately responded and engaged the shooter,” St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

“He fired at the shooter and, almost simultaneously, the shooter fired,” Sheriff Cameron said.

The sheriff identified the gunman as a student named Austin Wyatt Rollins, and said that he had opened fire with a Glock semi-automatic handgun just before 8 a.m. in Hallway F at the high school.

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