While it’s clear that there is one thing all mass shootings have in common: guns, it’s also clear that a sort of male entitlement is also at play, at least in some cases.
Not surprisingly, this idea that women should not have free choice and are put on this earth specifically to please men, has spread and now it’s spread to a 15-year-old boy in Idaho who threatened to “kill all the girls” because none of the cheerleaders would give him naked selfies:
(I’m) serious I have a 12 gauge shotgun and a 9 mm pistol I will bring and start killing everyone,” one message said. “I also have hunting knives I can bring.
Pocatello’s Local News 8 captured a text conversation between the boy and a friend. His friend told him not to bring a gun to school, after he threatened to “kill all the girls.”
“This,” the friend texted, “Over freaking nudes? Dude.”
“Because no one will give any to me,” the teen complained. “Everyone hates me. And I hate (one particular girl). And I will kill myself after.”
The shooting was supposed to happen at 9:30 on Friday, but fortunately, the school was on lockdown and the boy has been charged with one count of threatening violence at a school and one count of telephone harassment.
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