Pagourtzis’ Dark Shadow

FILE - This photo provided by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials took into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified as the suspect in the deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston. (Galveston County Sheriff's Office via AP)

It is already 2 weeks since the 17-year-old Greek-American Dimitrios Pagourtzis, holding a shotgun and a pistol belonging to his father, entered Santa Fe High School in Texas at 7:45 in the morning as classes began and started shooting.

In a matter of just four minutes he murdered 10 people: eight students and two substitute teachers. He had his sensibilities, though; those he liked, he did not shoot.

The theory that has prevailed so far and with his father as its source, …

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  1. Could Dimitri have been depressed? Most people with the pain of depression and other mental illnesses do not commit crime.

    Many individuals who commit crime probably, are fully aware of their criminal goal and are not mentally ill.

    Isn’t it about time that we view mental illness as we view other illnesses? With the help of the mental health profession, could we become aware of early mental illness symptoms, thus preventing the tragedies in Parkland, Florida and Santa Fe, Texas if in fact, alleged killers could have been mentally ill?

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