Salem's Mike Gallagher Discusses School Shooting Live From Cleveland
February 29, 2012 at 3:53 AM (PT)
SALEM's MIKE GALLAGHER was quick to respond to the reports of MONDAY's high school shootings in the CLEVELAND suburb of CHARDON, heading to SALEM-owned affiliate WHK-A/CLEVELAND to broadcast live on TUESDAY and report on the tragedy.
GALLAGHER, father of four boys, was quick to condemn the early rationalization of the shooter's actions as a reaction to being bullied, saying, "That's ridiculous, in my view, to go down this path, of suggesting that bullying is somehow to blame. It might be part of the story, it might be part of the narrative. It might be factual. This kid's some freak, who's a goth who acts weird and is anti-social and he's gonna get picked on. Well, welcome to the real world ... please don't pretend that the kids who can't handle it, who say they're bullied, and therefore have to go get a gun and blow kids brains out somehow aren't evil. That IS evil. E-V-I-L. They are evil monsters who frankly ought to be executed for what they've done. This kid ought to face the death penalty for his cold-blooded acts of violence."
Later that day, police disclosed that they do not believe the shooter was the target of bullying and picked his victims at random.