Suspect in Italy High shooting wore a trench coat

Suspect in Italy High shooting wore a trench coat

I was reading an article about how Noelle Jones, the victim in the Italy High school shooting, has been released from the hospital. I wish her a speedy and painless as possible recovery. If you can afford it, her GoFundMe to help pay for her medical bills is still massively below the goal.

However, there was something else in the article from KWTX about the unnamed 16-year-old suspect I hadn’t heard about until now. Originally, it was thought the motive may be romantic in nature as it was alleged Ms. Jones dated the shooter and broke up with him prior to the shooting. Then Noelle’s father refuted that claim and said Noelle was dating someone else. I hypothesized the shooter might be one of those ‘nice guys’ who believes that every woman owes them something just because he’s nice.

Now the article states the gunman wore a trench coat during the shooting. While that doesn’t disqualify the ‘nice guy’ theory, since they defile the good name of trench coats and fedoras, if you add his history of violence to the mix, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that he could be a columbiner. That’s not to say that one precludes the other as the two communities often overlap. It also doesn’t help the report states the shooter fired at another student as well. So there could have been more injuries or worse if this violent psychopath didn’t run out of bullets.

UPDATE 6/5/2018: The suspect has been identified as 16-year-old Chad Anthony Padilla and has been charged as an adult.

Italy High School shooting victim recovering

Italy High School shooting victim recovering

The victim in yesterday’s shooting at Italy High School is said to be in good spirits and recovering. She has been identified by her family as Noelle “Cricket” Jones. If you missed yesterday’s post, Ms. Jones was shot six times in the cafeteria of Italy High School in Italy, Texas by a 16-year-old male classmate.

It was rumored that the shooting had something to do with a breakup, however, Ms. Jones’ father says that the shooter was only a friend and that she was dating someone else. That makes me wonder if the shooter was one of these ‘nice guys’ that have been clogging up the internet lately. These so-called nice guys bemoan the fact they can’t get a girlfriend because ‘girls only date assholes’ then go on to verbally berate the objects of their affection when the guys get rejected.

Look, I get it. When I was in school, I was a nice guy and was rejected by a ton of girls and was always called a friend, but once I got over the heartbreak, I moved on. I didn’t harass anyone, I didn’t call anyone a stuck-up bitch, and I sure as hell didn’t have an iota of intention to kill the person I liked. That’s not being a nice guy, that’s being a psychopath.

Getting back to Ms. Jones, while she may be in good spirits, she still has a long road of recovery ahead of her. There has been a GoFundMe set up for her medical expenses. Please donate if you can see it in your heart.