They believed they were a hardened target, part of what’s expected today of the American public high school in an age when school shootings occur with alarming frequency. And so a death toll of 10 at Santa Fe High School was a tragic sign of failure and needing to do more, but also a sign, to some, that it could have been much worse.
It is no longer a matter of whether there will be another school shooting in America; it is a matter of when and where. The reality has led to parents being afraid to send their kids to school and a resignation that nothing is likely to change any time soon.
Just after 7:30 a.m. Friday, a teenager with two guns entered the classroom, yelling “Surprise” and opening fire, police said. Students and teachers scrambled, some out into a hallway and others into a supply closet, shushing each other in an effort to elude detection. Here are the stories of the 10 who were killed.
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