I'm surprised this hasn't already had a thread. "Fifteen people have been killed by a teenage gunman who went on a rampage in south-west Germany, officials say. Among the dead were nine pupils, eight of them girls, and three teachers at the Albertville secondary school in the town of Winnenden, north of Stuttgart. The gunman, a 17-year-old former pupil, entered the school at about 0930 (0830 GMT) dressed in black combat gear and began shooting - aiming head-high. He fled in a stolen car, but killed himself after being cornered by police. " It's essentially the standard M.O. for this sort of tragedy - and the fact that one can say that is disturbing enough. My condolences to anyone affected, not much more one can offer at this point. BBC NEWS | Europe | German school gunman 'kills 15'