Yet another shooting spree has occurred in the United States, this time at an elementary school in Townsville, South Carolina. At least two children and possibly three had suffered gunshot wounds, one so severe the child had to be airlifted out by helicopter. One adult is reported dead and a shooter is in custody.
300 children from kindergarten to the sixth grade have been evacuated from the school.
We now live in a nation where it is routine for disgruntled persons to walk into places of learning and attempt to murder our children. Parents must now sit down and explain to their children that there is no place in the United States that they are safe from the murderous machinations of their own countrymen because a thoroughly irresponsible civilian populace fetishizes the Second Amendment and their instruments of death so obsessively. To explain to their kids that Republican politicians are so beholden to the money of the gun lobby that they’d rather put lives at risk than lose out on a check.
South Carolina has extremely lax gun laws but is not an open carry state. We are extremely lucky the shooter was contained so quickly and a massacre didn’t occur.
This is an ongoing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.