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I am, like most, saddened by the news of the shooting at the SuccessTech Academy 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 Asa Coon, 14, did not.

 

     
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Gunman dies, 5 injured at Ohio school

By Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago

CLEVELAND - The SuccessTech Academy shooting was a school shooting that took place on October 10, 2007 at SuccessTech high school in Cleveland, Ohio. The perpetrator, Asa H. Coon, wounded at least four people, including two teachers and two students; another student was injured fleeing from the school.[4] Coon had been suspended on Monday, October 8, after a fight with another student which, according to classmates, was caused by Coon stating he did not believe in God and instead "worshiped" rocker Marilyn Manson. Returning to campus on Wednesday, October 10, with two guns, Coon began shooting at students and faculty before committing suicide.

Victims

There were four shooting victims, with no fatalities:
Michael Peek, 14, shot in the left side after punching Coon in the face for bumping into him
Darnell Rodgers, 17, wounded in the elbow
Michael Grassie (social studies teacher), 42, shot in the chest
David Kachadourian (math teacher), 57, shot in the back
Trinnetta McGrady, age 14, was hospitalized with a knee injury after falling and being knocked unconscious in the crush of people fleeing the campus during the shooting.


Suicide

Gunman Asa Coon, 14, killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head


The security guard assigned to the high school that day was on vacation, and two other guards had been laid off in previous years.Due to his suspension, Coon was not supposed to be in the school building on the day of the shooting.

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