Saturday, December 21, 2013

Claire Davis Dies From Wounds

Claire Davis
Claire Davis, the 17 year old student at Arapahoe High School in Colorado, has died.  She was shot point blank in the head on December 13, by fellow student Karl Pierson, and had been in a coma since then.  Pierson later turned the gun on himself when confronted by an armed security guard.

I have been praying for Claire's recovery, but some prayers are not answered.

Karl Pierson, arrived on campus in a state of rage, with a loaded shotgun, and began firing shots down hallways.  Allegedly, Pierson was looking to murder a teacher who had him suspended, but couldn't find the teacher, who had fled the school.  Claire Davis happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and Pierson shot her instead. She was a target of opportunity.   Now that she has died, they can chisel "murderer" into Pierson's epitaph, right next to the word "lunatic."

It appears to me that Pierson was emulating the two killers of Columbine High, intent on killing innocents and setting fire to the school before killing themselves. (In addition to his shotgun, Pierson was carrying three Molotov cocktails in a knapsack.  He detonated one in the school library, starting a fire.)

Students from surrounding high schools raised funds for Claire's medical expenses, and the singing group "One Direction" made a video for her.  Alas, Claire never got to see it.

Go with God, little lady.

Read more about it here.


Adrienne said...

I just saw this somewhere else. So, so sad. This may be better since she had significant and irreparable brain damage. Her parents must be devastated.

Always On Watch said...

I really feel for her family with Claire's death so close to Christmas.

And you know what? Every Christmas this family will be plagued by pangs of grief as they miss Claire during what is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year.

Stogie Chomper said...

Yes, this is a tragedy that affects many lives. What a waste!