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Parkland Shooter Made Videos Before Massacre. Here's What He Said.


from The Daily Wire:


On Wednesday, videos made by the deranged gunman who shot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February were released that appeared to reveal a possible motive of why he shot up the school.


"It's going to be a big event," the Parkland shooter said before laughing. "And when you see me on the news, you'll all know who I am."


"I am nothing, I am no one," the shooter stated. "My life is nothing and meaningless. I live a lone life, I live in seclusion and solitude. I hate everyone and everything."


The 19-year-old said that his goal was to kill at least 20 people, saying, "I had enough of people telling me I'm an idiot and a dumbass...you will all know who my name is. With the power of my AR you will all know who I am."


"There is a certain group of school shooters who engaged in fame-seeking behavior," Peter Langman, a clinical psychologist, told The Miami Herald. "They want to be known. They want to change from a nobody into a somebody and the only way they can think to do that it to kill a lot of people."


It is for this reason that The Daily Wire no longer publishes the names and photos of mass shooters and would-be mass shooters who are stopped by law enforcement before carrying out their attacks.


EDITOR'S NOTE: Recent studies suggest that “media coverage of mass shootings can have a significant impact on the psyches of potential mass shooters — that such potential mass shooters have a cognitive craving for attention, which they know they will receive for committing atrocities.” For this reason, The Daily Wire no longer publishes names and images of mass shooters as it has become increasingly clear in recent years that "the value of public knowledge regarding specific names and photographs of mass shooters is significantly outweighed by the possibility of encouraging more mass shootings.”


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