The first 'school shooting' in Western Australia

@JudyEv (328975)
Rockingham, Australia
May 24, 2023 8:52pm CST
The photo has nothing to do with the discussion. We saw this banksia on our walk yesterday. Well, I guess it had to happen sooner or later. A 15-year-old former student of Atlantis Beach Baptist College at Two Rocks, just north of Perth fired three shots into the exterior of the school building. No-one was injured. With our ‘strict’ gun laws, there is much conjecture about how a 15-year-old got possession of .243 calibre and a .22 calibre rifles. But, of course, dozens of adults legitimately own rifles. All SHOULD be licensed but whether they are or not is another matter. I wonder how long it will be before there is another such incident.
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 May 23
These shootings keep happening. It can happen anytime anywhere.
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May 23
Our state has been immune to it so far but now it's happened.
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• Kenya
25 May 23
Am afraid that's the reality
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 May 23
@Laurakemunto It is and what’s worse, we’re getting used to it.
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@just4him (311197)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 May 23
I'm very happy no one was injured. I'm sorry you had a shooting.
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@just4him (311197)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 May 23
@JudyEv It's a shame to think it should happen sooner or later. But it's realistic.
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May 23
It's a shame but I guess it was always going to happen at some point.
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• Kenya
25 May 23
Yes atleast life was spared
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@RebeccasFarm (87108)
• United States
25 May 23
Glad no one was injured..thought this was going to be much worse. I am sorry now this happened there Judy.
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• United States
25 May 23
@Laurakemunto It is sad
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May 23
We're not immune to any of the evils out there although perhaps we have a few less than some countries.
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• Kenya
25 May 23
It's sad, given that it was a teenager carrying out the shooting fingers crossed I hope it won't happen again
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@FourWalls (63328)
• United States
25 May 23
Did they determine why he did it? Trying to vandalize the building or what? I wish our people here would shoot the school buildings instead of people in the buildings.
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May 23
He is a former student so I guess he has a grudge of some sort. They haven't said yet if they know more.
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• Kenya
25 May 23
Atleast too shooting people is totally wrong life is sacred and everyone should protect it
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@wolfgirl569 (97939)
• Marion, Ohio
25 May 23
I hope you have no more of that happen there.
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May 23
Sometimes we live in a bit of a balloon thinking 'that won't happen here'. Well, now it has.
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• Kenya
25 May 23
My hopes too fingers crossed
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@xFiacre (12572)
• Ireland
25 May 23
@JudyEv Dark story, fantastic photo. By the way, I notice that @maluse disappeared during my absence in France. Do you know anything about that? Did she say good bye or just absquatulate without saying anything?
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@Fleura (29273)
• United Kingdom
25 May 23
@JudyEv It's strange when people just vanish like that. Does anyone know what happened to @topffer?
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May 23
I think she just absquatulated. Horse might know more. Her account seems to have vanished completely.
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• Kenya
25 May 23
@Fleura I have realized so many people have just dissapeared wonder what happened
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@rsa101 (38027)
• Philippines
25 May 23
Good thing nobody was wounded during the shooting. Was the suspect caught? I'm curious as to why he did that. Hopefully there won't be any more imitators in the area.
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@rsa101 (38027)
• Philippines
25 May 23
@JudyEv It's good that he was apprehended because it means he won't cause any more trouble. I simply cannot comprehend why this is taking place. Children today are acting more brazenly and aggressively.
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May 23
Yes, he was caught. He is a former student so perhaps he had a grudge against the school. They haven't given any reasons yet.
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• Kenya
25 May 23
Strict and very serious action should be taken to serve as an example to anyone who has an intention of imitating such
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@snowy22315 (172574)
• United States
26 May 23
You've joined the club nobody wants to be in.
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@snowy22315 (172574)
• United States
26 May 23
@JudyEv Welcome to our world!
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May 23
Yes, that's pretty true. Angry, aggressive attacks are on the rise too with no provocation. An 8-year-old attacked a 91-year-old who was sitting in his car. Then his drunken father joined in. 8-year old??? What's wrong with these people.
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@allen0187 (58444)
• Philippines
25 May 23
Good thing no one got hurt.
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@allen0187 (58444)
• Philippines
30 May 23
@JudyEv true.
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May 23
It would have been awful if any teachers or students had been shot.
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@LeaPea2417 (36764)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 May 23
It has become a whole world problem. Did you hear about the troubled student who shot and killed students at a school in Serbia recently? From what I read, it was the first time something like that had happened in that country.
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@LeaPea2417 (36764)
• Toccoa, Georgia
26 May 23
@JudyEv I agree, sad and tragic.
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May 23
Yes, I did read about the Serbian incident. It's very sad wherever it happens.
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@Tampa_girl7 (49431)
• United States
25 May 23
I hate hearing of these shootings. It’s so sad that schools are not safe anymore.
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@Tampa_girl7 (49431)
• United States
26 May 23
@JudyEv I’m so glad that my son is grown.
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May 23
@Tampa_girl7 I'd hate to be bringing up children nowadays.
@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May 23
Imagine sending your child to school and having to worry about them getting shot.
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@moffittjc (119191)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 May 23
We live in a.crazy world, that’s for sure. At what point did we (collectively as humans) decide it was okay to try and shoot people for no other reason than because we wanted to?
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@moffittjc (119191)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 May 23
@JudyEv I hope he can get the help he needs.
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 May 23
Exactly. Maybe this young lad had a grudge against the school. They're waiting for a psychiatrist's report.
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@Fleura (29273)
• United Kingdom
25 May 23
Sometimes I wonder whether reporting these incidents gives people ideas.
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May 23
I'm wondering how long before there is another shooting. I wish they'd stop reporting arsonist attacks for the same reason.
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• Kenya
25 May 23
You just thinking like me I think some people do absorb the news and it acts as a motivation to them to try it out or something
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@Beestring (13628)
• Hong Kong
25 May 23
It's fortunate that no one was injured. The flower in the photo is beautiful.
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• Kenya
25 May 23
I agree with you even your picture is cute. I love the yellow
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May 23
There are a number of different banksia species. This is called the 'candlestick' banksia.
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@allknowing (130960)
• India
25 May 23
That is a beautiful flower. We have what we call powder puffs but they are smaller and round in shape. Hope that incident is first and last.
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May 23
I guess it was to be expected really but hopefully such incidents will be few and far between.
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@RasmaSandra (75004)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 May 23
Lovely flower in the photo, That is such a shame that even there everyone has to get in the action in the end,
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May 23
At least it isn't a common occurrence here. Not yet anyway.
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@Dena91 (16053)
• United States
26 May 23
What a lovely photo. Sad that the teen thought it a good idea to shoot at a school. Thankful no one was hurt in the incident.
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May 23
It's a first for our state so it's been a shock for us all.
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27 May 23
the photo is awesome
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 May 23
I'm glad you like it. These are quite spectacular flowers and quite different to many others.
@aninditasen (15848)
• Raurkela, India
25 May 23
Children throughout the world are turning violent. I think parents, teachers and the law makers should sit and discuss the reason behind it.
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May 23
Something is not right. Parents need more help and guidance in how to bring up law-abiding citizens.
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@aninditasen (15848)
• Raurkela, India
25 May 23
@JudyEv That's true but rarely these days parents accept morals and ethics and the result is such children.
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@Kandae11 (53971)
25 May 23
Thankfully no one was injured, maybe it was just a test..
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May 23
Let's hope it doesn't bring on a spate of these things.
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@Kandae11 (53971)
26 May 23
@JudyEv We certainly hope not.
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