Prior Knowledge

Guard’s family member may have known of Weise’s plan:

(Log in info) This would be a very interesting development if it turns out to be true. Victoria Brun, the sister of slain Red Lake security guard Derrick Brun, is saying that someone in their family may have had prior knowledge of the attack. The family member has not been identified since the family member is a minor.

I’m beginning to doubt a lot of these “prior knowledge” claims. It was first reported that 20 people had prior knowledge of the attack which turned out to be the speculation of a police officer not involved with the case. At the time I thought 20 was too high of a number. I mean the odds of 20 people knowing about the plot and the information not reaching some school official or police are very slim.

Definitely the signs were there but to go as far as calling that prior knowledge is a stretch.

Heroes

Slain Minn. School Guard Described as Hero:

A lot has been said today about security guard Derrick Brun. He confronted Jeff Weise unarmed which allowed novice security guard LeeAnn Grant to get to safety along with some other students before Weise shot and killed Brun…

“I know he bought me time by confronting Jeff, for me to even get that much farther away with the students,” Grant told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “Derrick’s my hero. … He didn’t even look scared. He didn’t look worried. He knew what he was going to do.”

“He looked right at me. I made eye contact with him,” Grant said. The boy quickly found the open door.

“He walked in and fired another shot and I was telling Derrick, ‘Come on, let’s go. Let’s go, Derrick. Run. We need to save these kids, we need to do something.’ And I radioed in ‘There’s a guy coming in the school and he’s shooting and he has a gun.'”

“Derrick just sat there at his desk. … He just kept staring at Jeff. I kept hollering for him to come with me. He wouldn’t come. He just stayed there.”

The noise drew students toward the front doors. Some thought maybe there was a fight, and they wanted to see, Grant said.

“I start yelling at them, ‘Run! There’s a guy with a gun here! Just run!’ And then I took off to try to protect them,” she said.

“I turned back a little bit, and you could see Derrick kind of getting up, going right toward Jeff,” she said. “And then I heard two shots again.”

How many of us could say they would have done the same thing?

But also another name needs to be mentioned, Jeffrey May.

According to his family May tried protecting two girls by stabbing Weise in the side with a pencil. What did he get for his troubles?…

Weise shot him in the right cheek and the bullet lodged in his neck. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound teen suffered a stroke and can’t move his left side, but he has been able to write notes to his family.

Doctors don’t know if May will recover, but family members said he was breathing on his own, which they called a good sign.

So Jeffrey May may be disabled for life and Derrick Brun is dead all because of the misplaced hate of a coward.