Tragedy came to Arlington yesterday. Dozens of lives were forever changed because of the violent actions of one young man, if police suspicions hold true. There is much we still don’t know. It appears that four people were hurt, three of them seriously enough to be taken to hospitals, and that two of those victims were shot. Police gave us the name of a young man suspected in this case and said they believe the shooting erupted after a fight with another student.

All of those details remain preliminary and unconfirmed. Our reporters will work hard in the coming days to discover what exactly happened and who is responsible. But at this point, the day after the event and before we know all the details, the most appropriate response for us to offer is the one found in the ancient practice of naming what has been lost.

This editorial is reprinted from Thursday's edition of the Dallas Morning News.

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Very strange facts didn’t cover this. Because they have covered every school shooting. If I missed it please correct


Why wasn’t this in main news article? Can facts staff explain


Why has the media treated this shooting different from others? Could it be in regard to the shooter?

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