Ten years ago, Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado saw tragedy hit their quiet suburban school. Two students were responsible for the shooting spree that killed their classmates. Then a couple of years ago, Platte Canyon High School nestled in the southwest foothills, saw a deranged man kill a high school student.
Once again, we have a tragedy in the school system. A deranged man shot at two innocent middle school students.
Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood age 32 is accused of shooting two students with a high-powered rifle. It was the end of the school day and the kids were leaving school and waiting to board school buses. A man with long hair, wearing a black hat and black jacket walked up to the front of the school and fired several shots. A brave teacher tackled the man and held him down until the Sheriff’s department arrived to arrest him.
The reason for the shooting is not clear. However, Eastwood, the shooter, has an arrest record dating back to 1996. He was involved in three incidents of threatening someone with a weapon. He was also arrested on five assault charges and a domestic violence charges. In fact, his father said that he was having financial problems and he was hearing voices.
Why was this man allowed to be walking around free? Why wasn’t this man in jail or at the very least in a group home where he could be watched over? Once again, our judicial system has failed to keep the bad guys behind bars. Now two innocent middle school students were injured. One student, a girl, was shot in the shoulder and the second one, a boy, is in serious condition with a gun shot to the chest.