At 12:33 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2013, an angry high school senior parked his car in the student lot at Arapahoe High School in suburban Denver, and walked into the school wearing a bandolier containing shotgun shells and carrying a pump-action shotgun, a machete and a backpack holding three Molotov cocktails.
In less than 80 seconds, he had fired some random shots, set the library on fire with a Molotov cocktail, shot 17-year-old Claire Esther Davis point-blank in the head, then killed himself.
Fellow students said he was “verbally aggressive” and always had to be right, no matter what people were talking about. His Facebook account reveals he was an ardent Leftist. One post said:
The Republican Party:
Health Care: Let ‘em Die,
Climate Change: Let ‘em Die,
Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die,
Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die,
More War: Let ‘em Die.
Is this really the side you want to be on?