Five girls are now dead with another 7 girls in hospital fighting for their lives. Yet again, another American community is struggling to come to terms with the consequences of America's love affair with the gun.
Some straight-forward facts courtesy of infoplease.com.
Since 1996 around the world, 84 children have been killed in school shootings - 53 of them in America.
At the same time, 38 others - including teachers, janitors and police have been killed - 12 of those in America.
Of the 120 wounded children, 106 were in America and 5 of the 7 other wounded - again mainly teachers, were in America.
The gun lobby is clearly correct - America is a much safer place to be with guns. Children can feel secure as they wander off to school today.
Who cares if they don't come back in the evening?