Following the deadly shooting at Butler High School in Matthews on Monday, I sat down with a senior and a freshman. One had class with the shooting suspect; the other had class with the victim.
"Right now, this appears to be a tragedy that was the result of conflict between two individuals and an isolated event. First reports indicate that the conflict began with bullying that escalated out of control and as fear took over, a young person brought a gun to solve the problems. Law enforcement does not believe there is a danger of on-going threats to safety related to this incident," said superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox.