“In the midst of Texas school shooting CNN reporter trolls twitter users for photos”
Like vultures, these people.
Here’s an idea: instead of working on “gun control,” howsabout we start working on media glorification of mass shootings, often framed as shock and outrage — but never to the point where they will refuse to try to document every detail and make a permanent celebrity of the killer.
Provided it isn’t the President or the Justice Department, of course. One has one’s journalistic standards.
Officials believe two students were wounded in crossfire as two people shot at each other at a Texas community college Tuesday, a school spokesman said.
One of the shooters was also injured and is in custody at the North Harris Campus of Lone Star College, spokesman Jed Young said. The other shooter fled the campus, he said.
“The police believe the danger has been mitigated,” Young said. “The school is under control but still being evacuated.”
Police and emergency responders swarmed an entrance to the campus, aerial video from KPRC showed.
Medical personnel were seen treating at least two people and moving them to ambulances. Students were jogging away from some buildings, with their hands up in the air, presumably in response to police instruction.
Not surprisingly, Think Progress, Huffpo, and the Daily Kos were quick to breathlessly label this a “school shooting,” intended to invoke images of Columbine or Newtown.
Instead, what we have here is a shootout between two people on a college campus, with one of the suspects in custody and two people hurt in the crossfire. Not exactly the lone gunmen nutjob mass murder story you can tell they were so hoping for.
As more information becomes available, please post it here. For instance, were these two licensed carriers, did they attend the university, what precipitated the dispute, how quickly was an armed response marshaled against the suspects, etc.
update 2: jrez sends along a link to this must-refer to piece on gun control.