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Well, it is a School Shooting afterall.

The top story in my Google newsfeed  is that a fifteen year old boy was wounded in the arm by a fourteen year boy with a rifle at a Palmdale, California high school.

A 14-year-old former student is in custody after allegedly shooting a current student in the arm with a rifle at Highland High School in Palmdale Friday morning.

Source: 14-Year-Old in Custody After Shooting Student in Arm With Rifle at Highland High in Palmdale: LASD | KTLA

I feel for the wounded child and the students and parents of that school. They must have been terrified when they got the news of a shooting. Still, it’s local news. Why do I need to hear about it?

My guess is because its a school shooting. Even though the injury was very minor it happened at a school and it involved a rifle.

In the mean time what does make local news and isn’t caught up in the national newsfeeds is that:

Two boys, 13 and 17, were shot Thursday night in Uptown on the North Side, among seven people hit by gunfire in Chicago over 12 hours, according to police.

Source: Two boys in Uptown among 7 hit by gunfire in Chicago over 12 hours – Chicago Tribune

Why didn’t this make national news? I guess it’s because it’s Chicago and none of the shootings happened at a school.