I’m sure by now you’ve all heard of the horrible event that took place at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State yesterday morning. At approximately 10:30am, Jaylen Fryberg entered the cafeteria of his school, approached a table of students and fired several shots from a .40 caliber Beretta handgun. He then used the gun on himself. The shooter and a female student are dead. Four others are in critical condition. Our own Jason Hunter, a graduate of the school, reports the incident was “over a girl.”
It is a sad time for our nation when our youth turn to violence such as this. As Jedi, we must lookout for one another as well as those in our community. Incidents such as this aren’t gun, game or music issues. They are people issues. If you know someone who is going through a tough time, simply having a talk with them can uncover aspects about their emotional state. Certainly if your gut tells you that this person may hurt themselves of another, tell somebody. As an Officer, I can tell you that while you aren’t legally obligated to intervene, “If you see something, say something.” Although we can’t prevent every incident, we can help those who need us.
Jason, our hearts go out to your community and to the families and friends of the victims.
Additionally, I would like to send my condolences to the family of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, the Canadian soldier who was shot and killed while guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa a few days ago. The shooter, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, formerly Joseph Paul Michael Bibeau was shot and killed by police while running towards the Parliament building after he shot Corporal Cirillo. He has a history of petty crimes, with possible links to mental illness.
Corporal Cirillo was transported to his home in Hamilton, Ontario on Friday where services will be held over the next few days.
Stay safe my friends.
You guys have been blasting away at the final installment of the Fading Light event!
We are down to our final week so follow THIS link to get in on the fun if you haven’t already. I cannot stress enough the value of activity. Every submission gets us one step closer to victory. Even if writing or gaming isn’t your thing, trying your best is all that we ask and who knows, maybe you‘ll surprise yourself.
Just a reminder, the awards will be “Capital Ships to the top three units.”
Note to my fellow Procrastinators Guild members: Its crunch time. Let’s do this!
Zeon has not only joined Strike-Team Ooroo but has assumed the role of Corporal. Welcome and can’t wait to see what you can do!
Not only would I like to welcome Autumn, Enric and LaLa to Strike-Team Ooroo but I would also like to acknowledge that their hard work and dedication has propelled them through the ranks, earning them the rank of Protector in a very short amount of time. Welcome, congratulations and keep up the hard work!
Sang- Crescent with Topaz Star
Revak- Seal of the Crusader
Gon- Crescent with Ruby Star
Zeon- 11 Clusters of Fire
Rhiann- Seal of the Crusader, 2 Crescents with Emerald Star, Crescent with Ruby Star, Crescent with Topaz Star and 13 Clusters of Fire
Seridan- Seal of the Crusader, 2 Clusters with Amethyst Star and Crescent with Topaz Star
Rangel- Crescent with Sapphire Star and 5 Clusters of Fire
Autumn- 5 Clusters of Fire
Enric- Crescent with Quartz Star and 5 Clusters of Fire
LaLa- Pendant of Blood and 30 Clusters of Fire
GP Sanguinius Tsucyra Entar- Pin# 10407
CSV Krandon Lucian Firebringer- Pin# 8629
SC Revak Kur- Pin# 12656
SC Gon Doru- Pin# 12767
JK Rhiann Baenre- Pin# 13774
JK Seridan Brehevik- Pin# 13767
JK Zeon Blacktooth- Pin# 10301
PAD Rangel- Pin# 13387
PRT Enric Galazin- Pin#14012
PRT Autumn Axiuos- Pin# 14004
PRT LaLa- Pin# 13998
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