In what can only be described as shoddy journalism, CNN is reporting that there was a shooting at Ohio State University.
A man apparently angry over a poor performance evaluation entered an Ohio State University maintenance building early Tuesday and opened fire, killing a manager before turning the gun on himself, police said.
But we all know this couldn’t have happened because OSU is a gun-free zone.
The university’s response was truly bizarre.
E-mail alerts were sent to students warning them about the shooting, the university said.
Yep. Send ’em an email. That’ll keep the kids safe when the gunfire is already over. At least the students aren’t fooled by the system.
The student newspaper, The Lantern, published an article Sunday saying that students were questioning the effectiveness of such e-mail alerts after three serious crimes last week.
Duh. A system that sends you an email after a shooting or sexual assault (last week’s crimes) isn’t terribly useful in helping you avoid being shot or raped by the criminal. Look how helpful it was to the OSU employee who was killed today.
When will we drop the charade that gun-free zones are either gun-free or safe?