In case you’ve forgotten about the school shooting at Aztec High School in New Mexico, I’ll give you a brief rundown on the details. On December 7th 2017, 21-year-old former student William Atchison snuck into the school disguised as a student. Armed with a handgun and multiple clips, he shot and killed students Casey Jordan-Marquez and Francisco “Paco” Fernandez. Atchison took the coward’s way out by shooting himself before he could be apprehended by police. While no motive has been divulged, investigations have revealed that in his online life, Atchison posted racist and bigoted diatribes in various Steam communities.
Close to a month ago, The Office of the Medical Investigator released the results of Atchison’s autopsy. While the cause of death was obvious, it was a few other details that caught my attention. The first was there were no drugs in his system, prescription or otherwise. I’m sure the pharmaceutical deniers will say he probably should have been on meds since they can’t make up their minds if being on meds or being off meds causes school shootings. Again, neither does.
The other thing that caught my attention, as you can probably tell by the headline, is that Atchison had crudely drawn nazi tattoos among others. Atchison was said to have a swastika, the SS symbol, the phrase ‘Build a Wall’ tattooed on various parts of his body while he had the words ‘your home’ written on his groin. He also had the anagram AMOG tattooed on him which according to Urban Dictionary means ‘Alpha Male Other Guy ‘. If that’s not bad enough, the tattoos were upside down, so not only did he probably do them himself, but he did them so only he could read them.
I have no doubt that this assclown was a trilby wearing, Reddit posting, 4chan trolling member of the alt-right. While the alt-right didn’t invent school shootings, they sure seem to have adopted the school shooter ethos.