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Las Vegas Mass Shooting


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In case you needed a little background on the basis for which we had a moment of silence during Monday morning’s division, America awoke that morning to a shocking notification about a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival Sunday night. It was said to be the largest shooting in U.S. history. Out of the 22,000 people at the festival, 515 have been found injured and 58 dead. The shooter, identified as Stephen Paddock, was on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Resort and Casino, and was found dead in the hotel room with around ten guns. The police suspect that he committed suicide as they made their way up to the room. “It’s really tragic that someone could hurt that many innocent people,” Nariya Douglas ‘19 said when discussing the event. The people who had not been hurt in the open fire attempted to help the victims by making use of their clothing and also creating stretchers before ambulances arrived.  This tragedy reminds all of us of the consequences of people feeling isolated. As Dr. Kenner, Principal of Whitney Young said, be sure to be nice to everyone around you, because it takes a lot of hardship for someone to result to violence on such a large scale. Whitney Young sends our prayers to the families of the victims.

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