Vox Sentences: Tragedy in Florida

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A school shooting kills more than a dozen in Florida; Netanyahu faces corruption charges.

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A school shooting at a high school in South Florida has left at least 17 people dead. The suspected shooter, a 19-year-old former student, opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. [CBS News and Associated Press]
This is still a developing story, so as the night goes on, we’ll likely learn more about the death toll, the shooter’s motive, the lives he ended, and so on. But in another sense, we all already know how this story goes. It’s a familiar one in America: There have been more than 1,600 mass shootings in the US in less than five years. [Vox / German Lopez, Ryan Mark, and Soo Oh]
We know, also, what comes next. As Adam Gopnik wrote in the New Yorker after the Virginia Tech massacre almost 11 years ago: “The cell phones in the pockets of the dead students were still ringing when we were told that it was wrong to ask why.” [New Yorker / Adam Gopnik]
But we know why. America has more guns. It also has more mass shootings. This isn’t about mental health or video games or bullying; it’s about easy access to dangerous weaponry. [NYT / Max Fisher and Jared Keller]
And while we don’t yet know the shooter’s stated motive in Wednesday’s attack, we do know a general warning sign for mass violence: domestic violence. [The Cut / Rebecca Traister]
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