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Dimitrios Pagourtzis Identified as Perpetrator of Texas School Shooting

Posted on | May 18, 2018 | 1 Comment


This morning, as news of the shooting at Santa Fe High School was being broadcast on my office TV, I ignored it. No sense rushing into this latest atrocity before the murderer had been identified. Until a suspect is identified, usually you can’t even begin to guess the motive for these atrocities beyond the simple label “evil.” Now more information is available, and the motive seems to be . . . just evil:

Ten people were killed in a shooting Friday morning at a high school south of Houston, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said. School district Police Chief Walter Braun said that explosive devices were found in Santa Fe High School and the surrounding area.
According to law enforcement sources, nine students and a teacher were killed in the shooting, CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton reports. At an afternoon press conference, Abbott said that another 10 people were wounded.
The suspect in custody was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a statement. He was being held without bond on a charge of capital murder. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the suspect was believed to be a student at the school.
Abbott said that two people in interest were being interviewed by authorities. He didn’t identify them.
According to a law enforcement source, the suspect posted to social media “Dangerous Days” with a pentagram on Friday before the shooting, Milton reports.
Abbott said the suspect had said that he wanted to commit suicide after the shooting.
“He gave himself up and admitted at the time that he didn’t have the courage to commit the suicide,” Abbott said.
Police found pressure cookers and pipe bombs around the school, a law enforcement source told CBS News.

Oh, he had enough “courage” to shoot 10 people, but not enough to shoot himself? What an evil little twerp. The liberal media are eager to portray the twerp as some kind of “alt-right” neo-Nazi type (in other words, to blame Trump) but guess what? Pagourtzis is the son of a Greek immigrant, so we could just blame Greeks and immigrants instead. The collective political blame-game approach to commentary on mass murder is never played by neutral rules, you see. I’m sure feminists will blame “toxic masculinity,” and Democrats will blame the NRA, but as for me, I’ll stick with the anti-Greek/anti-immigrant explanation.

If any of my readers are Greek immigrants, understand that I’m not saying all Greek immigrants are mass murderers, just like feminists don’t blame all male college students for campus rape. Right?

UPDATE: Some things are so predictable.

UPDATE II: Ace of Spades:

Suspect in Santa Fe Shooting Has Trenchcoat Adorned With Symbols of Imperial Japanese Kamikazes, Baphomet (a Devil), Cthulhu, the Soviet Hammer and Sickle, and the German Wehrmacht Iron Cross.

My theory? Crazy People Are Dangerous.



One Response to “Dimitrios Pagourtzis Identified as Perpetrator of Texas School Shooting”

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