The 14-year-old who took his own life after exchanging gunfire with police at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond, Indiana, has been identified as Brandon Clegg. Clegg had attended Dennis Intermediate but transferred to a different intermediate school. One of his former classmates said that Clegg wasn’t bullied but was teased about his hair.
So, if we were to take information at face value so far, Clegg allegedly stole his father’s guns, held his father hostage and made him drive Clegg to the school where Clegg was bent on killing people at a school he used to attend where people may have teased him about his hair. Then, since his mom tipped off police, he took his own life when confronted by police because he was supposedly teased about his hair at a school he used to attend. That’s the most Rube Goldberg-like way to rationalize committing mass murder. As I’ve said multiple times before, we’re raising generation after generation of emotional marshmallows whose only reaction to any kind of adversity is to reach for the coward’s weapon.
Speaking of which, I have yet to hear how Clegg was able to easily obtain his father’s firearms. I’m guessing that Clegg probably didn’t have to be a master locksmith to get the guns.