Condolences to the families of massacre

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, March 23, 2005

By Staff
Our View
Our hearts go out to the families of those who lost lives in the recent Red Lake Minnesota rampage that left 10 dead at a Red Lake Indian Reservation school in Minnesota.
The shooter was Jeff Weise, a 17-year-old student.
Weise killed his grandfather, his grandfather's wife, Five students, a teacher and a guard at Red Lake High School and exchanged fire with local police before committing suicide.
In total 10 are dead making this the second worse school massacre in American history second only to the 1999 Columbine incident that left 15 dead.
In addition to the 10 dead at least 14 others were injured in the shooting spree.
Weise had a history of disciplinary problems and had been taken out of school as a result of them and placed into the school's Homebound Program; a program where children are tutored at home by a traveling teacher.
It is still unknown what caused Weise to begin his rampage but Weise's father had a history of mental illness which could have contributed.
Once again our hearts go out the the victims and families of this tragedy.

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