Herve Pizzinat was the Headmaster at Alexis de Tocqueville High School in Grasse, France, who tried to reason with shooter Kylian Barbey while suffering from a bullet wound. Mr. Pizzinat was awarded the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest honor, for his actions. The Legion d’Honneur was established by Napoleon in 1802. The newly honored Headmaster returned to the school earlier this week.
Meanwhile, it seems the shooter’s parents did have concerns about their child’s behavior…
The teenager’s parents had previously expressed concern about his attraction to weapons and violent video games, however a psychiatrist said he was “quite normal and there was no need to worry”, his lawyer told journalists.
Before I get to my main point, as a gamer I wanted to point out that violent video games do not make someone a killer, however, a number of school shooters have been avid fans of the first person shooter genre.
My questions are, how much were the parents aware that their son was a columbiner, and if they were aware did they make this obsession known to the psychiatrist? If they did make it known, did the psychiatrist say that was normal? Because I don’t care what country you’re in, having a form of hero-worship for a pair of cowardly mass murderers is not normal under any circumstance.