Saturday, January 11, 2020

School Shooting in Torreón, Coahuila: 11 year old student is the perpetrator that leaves at least one teacher dead and 6 injured

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat MundoBBC Latina

School shootings are almost non-existent in Mexico


A boy killed his teacher and took his life this Friday at a school in Torreón, in the state of Coahuila, in northern Mexico.

The state governor, Miguel Ángel Riquelme, lamented the events that took place at the Cervantes College and confirmed the death of a 50-year-old teacher and the attacker, an 11-year-old student who was in sixth grade, who opened fire in the private school.

The authorities also confirmed that there are at least six injured: five students and a physical education teacher.

The shooting occurred around 8:20 AM local time (14:20 GMT).

The governor explained that, according to the initial instigation , the boy told his classmates:

"Today is the day".

Then, he asked permission to go to the bathroom and it took more than 15 minutes, so his teacher went out to look for him.

When he found him, the boy had two weapons with which he shot her, in addition to the other teacher and his other classmates.

Then he took his life.

“Influenced by a video game"

Riquelme said that the theory that the student act inspired by a video game is studied.

"Apparently, the boy, influenced by a video game called Natural Selection - even the child's shirt (shirt) at the bottom brings the name of the video game - influences the child to commit the facts," the governor said in conference Press

"He had mentioned the video game, which I think he tried to recreate today," he said without offering more details.
Torreón shooter at left and Columbine at right

Columbine

In the Columbine massacre in 1999, one of the worst mass shootings in US history, one of the attackers also wore a shirt with the name of the video game.

On that occasion, two students killed 13 people before they both took their own lives.

The strange fascination it still causes in the US the Columbine shooting 20 years later.

The governor of the Mexican state said he was "dismayed" because this happened in this institution, which has much recognition, and in which his own daughters studied.

 However, the executive director of the Network for the Rights of the Child in Mexico (REDIM) Juan Martín Pérez García, described the governor's statements about the influence of the videogame on the shooting as "unnecessary and without foundation."

"Technophobia doesn't help. It would be equivalent to saying that everyone who sees narcoseries is going to become criminals," he said in a statement.

In his opinion, these are resources so that the authorities do not assume their responsibility for the protection of children.

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, sent his condolences to the families of the victims.

"We have to take care of children, young people, not turning their backs, we need a lot of attention also inside our families with children, with those who need attention, guidance so that these things do not happen," said the leader.

The shocking video of a school shooting that aims to reflect "the horrible reality" facing students in the US

According to the first reports, the student responsible for the shooting had good grades and had never shown strange behavior.

He lived with his grandmother. Apparently, his mother died a couple of years ago.
 
Torreón directly borders with Durango in Southwest Coahuila in an area called "Laguna" 


School Safety

In the state, operations are carried out in which the backpacks of public school students are checked before entering classes to ensure that they do not carry weapons.

According to the governor, the one known as "Operational Safe Backpack" will be reinforced and will be mandatory in all centers after what happened this Friday.

"That's right, in fact it was carried out in private schools, but in some schools,  teachers and parents disagreed with the policy and rejected it." Riquelme responded to the Millennium newspaper.

However, the director of REDIM asked not to carry out this practice, which has been questioned and has incuso legal disputes for allegedly violating the rights of the children .

"And this has not solved the problem."

He recalled that children in Mexico have grown up in a context of violence in which there is a high availability of weapons.

"This little one - responsible for the shooting - was born in a culture of war and militarization. It reproduces this dynamic and the message in the environment: those things are resolved by force."

He said authorities should develop early warning mechanisms - "there are many children who cry out for help, support in many ways" - and insisted on the importance of adults talking to children and being heard.

The United Nations in Mexico, for its part, stressed that "it is vitally important to end the culture of violence and regulate access to weapons."

The mayor of Torreón, Jorge Zermeño Infante, lamented for his part what happened.

"It is a very unfortunate tragedy that an 11-year-old boy can arrive with arms at a school," he told the newspaper El Siglo.

The shooting reminded me of another event in Mexico that shocked the country almost exactly three years ago, in Monterrey.

On January 18, 2017, a 16-year-old student of the American College killed his teacher, shot his classmates and then killed himself.

38 comments:

  1. I am not surprised. The kids in Mexico see the immunity and impunity of killers and cartel members and know nothing will happen to them. And this kid will be released once he is 16 under Mexican law (what law lol such a lawless graveyard) anyway. A born and bred killer with a future in a few years to be a mass murderer in one of the cartels.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If I remember correctly he committed suicide at the end.

      Delete
    2. You did read the first sentence... The boy killed himself.

      Delete
    3. How he gonna be released if in the article is written that he took his own life?

      Delete
    4. Uh, did you read? He killed himself.

      Delete
    5. Jajaja, what a DUFUS@11:16 His thought process: Mexicans, guns, killers, corruption, impunity, lenient sentences, future cartel ASSassin I tell ya!!

      Delete
    6. Wheres he gonna be released from? The 9th circle of hell?

      Delete
    7. My bad as I posted I saw he killed himself.

      Delete
    8. What i suspected,many people here make snap judgements without reading and comprehending the story..

      Delete
    9. Explain to me why comments like this are published, when obviously they have not read the article or didn't comprehend its basic meaning!

      Delete
    10. Dios mio! 1116 you need coffee, El Chavo so mato, he killed himself, and now has 10 virgins waiting for him in the other team.

      Delete
    11. 5:16 has a right to everybody seeing his ass for all the pendejo he (or she) is,
      and I welcome the oportunity...
      Bad and worse is that other worse offenders do not get caught so quickly or at all.

      Delete
    12. How will he be released when he is already dead pendejo? 🤔

      Delete
    13. It's easier to get a machine gun in Mexico than the US! Just need to connect with the right people. If you have the cabbage, not hard to do...

      Delete
  2. School shootings are probably non existent in Mexico because of the country’s harsh gun laws....... lol, the real reason is probably because school is where they feel the safest outside of their homes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The good part that mexico don't allowed people to get machine guns and rifles just like the usa. By the way, where the hell did he get that pistol?

      Delete
    2. You cannot buy a machine gun in the US without an FBI background check, fingerprints, and spending a fortune. No machine gun made after 1986 is legal to own, and the rest cost many thousands of dollars.

      Know the facts.

      Delete
    3. Thai comment makes no sense. Mexico doesn't allow people to get machine guns and rifles like USA? Do the cartels not have those guns? People don't just get machine guns in the USA, a special permit is needed, and it's extremely rare to own one.

      Delete
    4. 4:07am than how did the las vegas shooter and the parkland shooter and the racist walmart shooter got the hands of assault rifles? Background check my ass. They sale it to people that has issues. They don't care if your bad. It's el dinero. 7:44am those cartel get them from the usa. Even that zeta druglord who got capture 9 or 10 years ago confess that they get the weapons from the us of a and they still do. Well not the 50 caliber and the bazooka. Probably from colombia since some cartels are allies with the paramilitary. Ok you make a fare point. The question is that where did that 11 year old got the weapon from? Is his father a cop???

      Delete
    5. 7:44 as you know perfeckly, in the US people have access to loopholes created for whatever purpose they can imagine, they facilitate commerce of everything imaginable, from opioids to weapons, including imaginary weapons of "mass destruction" that have cost the US taxpayers 30 trillion dollars and about 10 000 lives, tariff wars that put billions of dollars 5o Jared Kushner's family pockets thanks to accusing a country of being a terrorist sponsor until they gave the money... $$$500 000 000. 00 US dollars "investment" white elephant at 666 5th ave NY...passed on to the chinese...

      Delete
  3. Not influenced by a video game, influenced by the Columbine killers. Kid was dressed like Eric Harris.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. American influences continuing to contribute to Mexico's deteriorating situation. From gang affiliation to drug consumption and now this.

      Delete
    2. 5:36 Have you not noticed how mexicans like committing crimes every where they go? Most mexicans are borned criminals. Stop blaming the USA for the all mexican caca!

      Delete
    3. At 5:36, your reasoning that all is "American" fault reminds me of the poor-me arrogant attitude that most Mexican politicians carry around for their demagoguery so that they can hold onto power and control the Mexican' masses; that attitude is a continuing reason for Mexico's sliding downfall.
      And I have seen Mexican teachers teach hate toward "Americans" (as if Mexicans are not also Americans) only to support such demagoguery for further generations, therefore the way of thought is embedded in Mexican social thought. When will Mexico take responsibility for its adult self, man up!

      Delete
    4. 431
      Well said,you see AMLO has brought up Fast and Furious?As you say it is used to deflect from issues in mexico and whip up anti-US feeling that is endemic already,the victim culture that is propagated in mexico is negative in the extreme.As if the US can be held accountable for the ills of mexico but the masses buy it,they really are easily manipulated

      Delete
    5. @ 431
      I believe it is in social thought and expanded upon to such an extent that racism is almost routinely used against white US citizens as if it is expected.We all know it to be true but the magnitude of it is never addressed,especially on blogs like this.It is always someone elses fault

      Delete
    6. 536
      You really need to look around you,in life we cant blame individuals for our fuck ups,why do you think you can blame a whole country,pretty lame

      Delete
  4. How sad is this,an 11 year old child,killing people then killing himself.How can you even begin to understand his thought process leading up to this " today is the day " like it was an occasion to look forward to,a big excitement,getting ready,,to kill and die ?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That little mexican sob was already thinking like some adult. Looks like he planed the whole thing out himself. He was definitely ready to kill and die.

      Delete
  5. How come no article I have read talks about the pistols this little boy had? Where did they come from? The Mexico City gun shop? LMAO

    ReplyDelete
  6. Its one thing to have call of duty games or military sims ( although u do shoot up a mall in one) but actual games that simulate school shootings and terror attacks is not right... i remember a movie that does the same

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Actually its at a russian airport from modern warfare 2.

      Delete
  7. Private school, Lived with grandmother because mother had died. Was this teacher abusive, was he being bullied and teacher turning a blind eye, did he miss his mom so much that this seemed like a way to be with her again, was he mistreated at home in any way, so many questions and either way may the Lord forgive him for killing he was only 11. So sad in his little mind he was already in hell living around violence on a daily basis. I will tell myself that he's in a better place with his mom now. Hopefully we hear of updates to this story here on BB.

    ReplyDelete
  8. To all those that cry this only happens in the USA, what do you have to say now? Perhaps I should day no gun control in Mexico.

    ReplyDelete
  9. He shot himself twice in the chest and once in the head. He shot his teacher in the left eye.

    ReplyDelete
  10. If anything he was prolly influenced by the us we are the country with the most mass shootings I doubt this has anything to do with narcos or drug trafficking just a sad lost boy hurting and trying to find a way out. This story is very sad for all involved.

    ReplyDelete
  11. access to firearms legal or not and the glorification of the narco culture. Mexico should be prepared to see more this

    ReplyDelete
  12. Nothing on the boys' life? His parents died years ago and he lived with his grandparents. U.S. schools have counslers that make anattempt to help, or justify his mental health. Only victims here are the hard working teachers, students and the readers of this skewed article.

    ReplyDelete

Comments are moderated, refer to policy for more information.
Envía fotos, vídeos, notas, enlaces o información
Todo 100% Anónimo;

borderlandbeat@gmail.com