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