To the Public:
I am, like most, saddened by the news of the shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. High School. I extend my condolences to those affected by this painful event. Please refer to the artist's statement for the game's intent. For further questions, please contact me here.
In the press I've been getting lately, I have tried to articulate very clearly that Columbine was a "wake up call" not just for our society but for ME in particular as I was once headed down a similar road. I found other outlets such as filmmaking and theater... unfortunately those like Harris, Klebold, and apparently Rodriguez did not.
February 21, 2003
Metro Briefing | New York: Manhattan: Teenager Sentenced In School Shootings
By SUSAN SAULNY (NYT) (COMPILED BY ANTHONY RAMIREZ)
Vincent Rodriguez, 19, was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison for wounding two fellow students at Martin Luther King Jr. High School on the Upper West Side last year. Mr. Rodriguez pleaded guilty on Jan. 27 to assault and attempted assault, prosecutors said. Mr. Rodriguez admitted that he had taken a gun into the school, hid it in his locker, and later used it to shoot the two students, Andre Wilkins and Andrel Napper.
Susan Saulny (NYT)