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Boy shoots himself at school dressed as Two-Face

September 28th, 2012 by Marc Comments

It’s with great sadness we report this story. It impacts, as happened a few months ago, after the Aurora, Colorado shooting,  fans of comics, especially Batman, in a way that we cannot express…

A  13-year-old boy dressed as Batman villain Two-Face has shot himself dead at his school in Oklahoma

Cade Poulos, pictured above (courtesy of Facebook), was dressed as the DC Comics character for the  Stillwater Junior High school ‘Superhero Dress-up Day’ charity drive. It is believed he took the gun to school with him.

He shot himself just before 8am before classes began, causing panic throughout the building as many believed a gun man was in the school.

According to Yahoo!, teachers and paramedics fought to resuscitate him but he died at the scene.

At the sound of gunfire the pupils were imediately evacuated but some already fled fearing there was an attack.

Cade was not known to be bullied at the school. However, one message on Facebook reads: “I hope people realize now that Bullying is NOT acceptable, and it hurts people in every way. Little words hurt. We know what you experienced. But we all love you, you’re in our prayers…”.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the boy and his family and friends as once more fear and horror and death come into the place where we should all feel safe and secure.

RIP Cade.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….