>> As the investigation into the fourth deadliest US public school shooting in modern history enters its third day on Sunday, no official motive has been announced for the massacre, but a familiar archetype has emerged. A disturbed young man who had been rejected by a classmate after making repeated, aggressive advances.
The mother of Shana Fisher, one of the 10 people shot dead at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday, told the Los Angeles Times that her 16 year old daughter had turned down four months of aggressive advances from 17 year old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who police said has confessed to shooting eight students and two teachers with guns obtained from his father.
If the mother's account of events leading up to Friday's mass shooting is true, it would be the second school shooting in recent months driven by such rejection. In March, a 17 year old Maryland high school student who also used his father's gun, shot and seriously wounded a female student who had ended their relationship.
Other mass shootings in recent years have fit this pattern, including the 2014 shooting in southern California, where 22 year old Elliot Rodger,>> It's not fair.>> Killed six people and had expressed on Youtube his frustration about his lack of success with women.>> There have been too damn many of these.
>> Very sad day.>> Meanwhile, familiar remarks from US politicians have been made since the shooting.>> There will be a next time.>> On Sunday, Houston's police chief said elected leaders need to take action after writing a Facebook post that went viral in which he complains of legislative inaction following mass shootings.
>> People at the state level, and the federal level, and too many places in our country are not doing anything other than offering prayers We need to start using the ballot box and ballot initiatives to take the matters out of the hands of the people that are doing nothing that are elected and into the hands of the people to see that the will of the people in this country is actually carried out.
>> In Santa Fe, Texas governor Greg Abbott attended Sunday service at Arcadia First Baptist Church as the shattered community begins the long journey toward healing.