Skip to main content

This is horrible:

Erie School District officials are allowing students to leave McKinley Elementary School, but only in the company of their parents. Erie police said a teacher's aide was shot this morning around 10:20 near McKinley, 933 E. 22nd St. The woman's condition is unknown. A suspect is in custody. Eastside Erie schools were put in lockdown.
Parents who are now at the school are being allowed into the building to get their children, but school officials are asking parents to avoid coming if they aren't already there.

All students will be released at 1 p.m., an early dismissal. Kristian Muldrew, 8, who left McKinley school with tears streaming down his face, was among those picked up, by his mother, Leetoya Muldrew. He said he was in his classroom this morning when he heard five shots. He said he looked out the window and saw a woman laying on the ground, who then got up and started running. She kept looking back as she ran. He said he knew her because she would come in and help out during lunch. "I was panicking," Leetoya Muldrew said after hearing the news and rushing to the school. She and more than 70 parents arrived at the school this morning to retrieve their children.

The school district at first resisted dismissing students until the suspect had been apprehended. He surrendered to police a short while ago.

The story has now been updated:

The woman's condition is unknown.

A suspect is in custody. Eastside Erie schools were put in lockdown.

Some way, some how, the gun violence in this country has got to stop.

Originally posted to astral66 on Fri May 10, 2013 at 09:38 AM PDT.

Also republished by Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), Shut Down the NRA, and DKos Pennsylvania.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site