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Tag: Seattle Pacific University shooting

June
9th

Mass shooter: the rise of the anti-hero

This time it happened close to home. One victim dead and three wounded on a college campus. A lone gunman taken into custody.

Once again it was our turn to stare in shock at the breaking news on the television – a mass shooting at Seattle Pacific University, the quiet, tree-lined campus that hugs Queen Anne Hill (TNT 6/7).

Our reaction to such senseless violence should not depend on proximity, but of course it does.

In an achingly familiar cycle, we first experience panicked shock as we recall the faces and names of students we know (four,

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