Student was angry because he was failing:
Michael Grassie was Asa Coon’s history teacher at SuccessTech. He was also one of Coon’s intended targets. Coon tried starting a fight with the teacher just days before he went on his shooting spree. It’s no surprise that he was failing the class. So rather than study or ask for help or work hard Coon tried to solve his problems with guns.
“It was something I haven’t seen on a 14-year-old’s face before,” Grassie said. It was a face of “total anger, real hatred.” He said he knew that Coon was angry with him earlier because Grassie noted on his school progress report that he was failing the course.
Coon asked during the confrontation: “Now what do you have to say to me?”
Grassie said he was mentoring another student at the time when Coon turned to the student and said “you’re cool,” then turned his gun on the teacher.
The bullet entered Grassie’s torso, hit his spleen and pancreas but missed his aorta before exiting the back. Grassie suffered the worst injuries of Coon’s shooting victims.
Grassie even plays the bullying card for Coon…
He said Coon “seemed really troubled” and acknowledged what other teachers and students said about the youth: He was the target of student harassment for his counter-culture dress and lifestyle.
Coon was disruptive in class, Grassie said, and he tried to bring the unruliness to Coon’s mother’s attention, but without success.
I’m all for individual expression but if you go around looking and acting like an asshat you’re going to invite trouble on yourself.
So basically Coon shot Grassie over Coon’s own inadequacies. Pretty pathetic.