S-N Editorial

It hits home


January 11, 2024

Far too often are we reminded of the horrors of gun violence in America. It seems like mass shootings command headlines weekly, and if not that frequent, at least monthly. Last week, it hit home.

A gunman entered Perry High School on Jan. 4 before classes started wielding a shotgun and handgun. He opened fire, killing 11-year-old Ahmir Jolliff and wounding seven others, including Principal Dan Marburger. The high school student identified as the shooter also killed himself.

Prior to the Perry incident, Iowa had been mostly spared from mass shootings. There was the 1991 shooting at the Univ...

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