13-Year-Old Dressed As Two-Face Shoots Himself At School
kyle 2012/09/27 00:13:12
Residents of a medium-sized Oklahoma town are reeling today after a
middle schooler brought a gun to school and shot himself on Superhero
Dress-up Day. Thirteen-year-old Cade Poulos was a good student without a
history of disciplinary problems, but when he showed up to school this
morning dressed as Batman villain Two-Face, something was clearly wrong.
According to KOCO,
Poulos shot himself with a handgun in the middle of a crowded hallway
just before morning classes were about to begin at 7:50. Emergency
personnel was called to the scene almost immediately, but by the time
they arrived, nothing could be done.
Within minutes, Stillwater Middle School was put on lockdown, and
parents were notified to pick up their children. All except the victim
escaped without physical injuries, but the scars and wounds from the
tragedy will no doubt linger through the hallways for years.
Details about the victim and possible motivations for his suicide are
being kept under wraps, but several students have told various outlets
that Poulos was despondent recently over some bullying incidents. Those
stories will come out for the coming weeks, as will plenty of
comparisons to the tragedy in Aurora because the shooter dressed up as
the Joker. At this point, there's no reason to think the whole Two-Face
thing was anything more than a bizarre coincidence, but regardless of
what the real motivations were, they won't change the fact that a smiley
teenager is gone before he was able to reach the prime of his life.
Pop Blend's sincerest thoughts go out to the entire Poulos family, as
well as all those touched by Cade's life. He will be missed.
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