So an angry man named Brendan Liam O’Rourke walked onto a school playground last Friday and opened fire.
One of the witnesses to Friday’s shooting, Stephanie Durkee, a campus monitor at the school for 17 years, said Tuesday O’Rourke was yelling when he came on to the playground and started shooting. He was armed with a .357 Magnum revolver. Durkee said he shouted: “Death to Obama. Kill all the little (expletive). Death to them.”
Durkee said when she asked him what he was doing, he replied, “This is a drill and these are blanks.”
Cain said investigators plan to re-interview Durkee and the U.S. Secret Service is looking into the account because of the reference to President Barack Obama.
Durkee was one of three staffers honored at Kelly Elementary on Monday, along with three construction workers and two neighbors who helped chase down the gunman.
The gun wasn’t loaded with blanks and two 2nd graders were shot before the shooter was subdued by the construction workers.
Story via a post at Crooks and Liars that was sent to me by a reader. I also saw a tweet about it from DrDigipol. Where I haven’t seen this story is…pretty much anywhere else. On the one hand, those media feeding-frenzies that turn these nuts into heroes to other nuts always make me angry. On the other hand, someone walked onto a playground and shot small children with a .357, how is that not news?