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.