The Nation Is Appalled When School Shooter Names His Greatest Inspiration


One week ago, one December 7th, a 21-year-old man named William Edward Atchison walked into a New Mexico school and open fired, killing two students right before committing suicide.

According to the latest stream of details pouring in, Atchison long held Neo-Nazi views and supported President Donald Trump.

Students embrace after leaving campus, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. after two teens were shot Friday at Independence High School in the Phoenix suburb. Two 15-year-old girls were shot once at the school, but it was not clear what led up to their deaths, Glendale Officer Tracey Breeden told reporters. Authorities were not looking for anyone else, and a gun was found near the bodies, she said. (AP Photo/Matt York)

His online search history revealed he was a daily visitor of a known Neo-Nazi website called the Daily Stormer. Atchison also worked as a moderator for a satire filled verision of Wikipedia, where he splashed the front page with Trump commentaries.

The shooter went by the names “Future Mass Shooter” and “School Shooter.” In 2016, the FBI took a special interest in him after he asked a gaming forum how to buy a “cheap assault rifle”. Atchison claimed it was a joke but authorities were skeptical.

Considering President Donald Trump refuses to condemn white supremacy, crimes against people of color, and racism, the situation in the U.S may well worsen.

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Jason Brown is a political writer, and a political science graduate from Lehigh University.