In a world where there are no more excuses to be angry, you might be surprised at just how many people are still blaming the gunman for the death of one student.
On Sunday, the shooter was identified as 22-year-old Michael Scott.
The shooting took place on the campus of Central High in Orlando, Florida.
At the time of the shooting, Scott had reportedly been at school the past three years and had received special instruction for “social justice issues.”
Scott is also believed to have used an AR-15 rifle and multiple pistols.
But, this time, the focus was on the students.
“There’s a great deal of misinformation out there about the shooting at Central High,” Orlando Sentinel columnist Kevin Murphy tweeted.
“We should know better.
We should understand that we are all in this together.
We are all victims.”
“We were all shot at,” another student told the Orlando Sentinel.
“It was a massacre.
The shooter was a shooter.
We all suffered,” said a third student.
In a tweet, Murphy wrote that Central High was “the only school shooting in the nation this year that had a mass shooting.”
“It’s clear that our schools are the battlegrounds of the future, and it’s also clear that it’s the safest place for young people to go to learn and be taught,” Murphy tweeted Monday.
He said “the shooter was also a teacher.”
Central High is a public school in the Orlando suburb of Orlando, FL, which has been ranked #5 in the country for safety and was recently named the No. 1 high school in America by the Safe Schools Alliance.
But in the past, it has faced criticism for the shooting.
In April, it was the scene of a deadly mass shooting in Orlando at Pulse nightclub, where 49 people were killed and dozens more were injured.
The gunman, Omar Mateen, was killed by police and a SWAT team in a standoff with authorities.