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Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day
Acrylic on Embroidered Flag
5 ft x 3 ft
2018

On February 14, 2018, a shooter opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and injuring 17 others. The killing spree is the deadliest high school shooting in United States history.
"Last fall, a bail bondsman in Mississippi spotted a disturbing comment on his YouTube channel.
“Im going to be a professional school shooter,” it read. There was nothing more.
The bondsman, Ben Bennight, took a screenshot and flagged the comment to YouTube, which removed the post. Mr. Bennight then left a voice mail message at his local F.B.I. field office alerting it to the comment." "The case highlights the difference between how the United States government handles terrorism and other kinds of attacks. Over the past decade and a half, the F.B.I. and other agencies have established broad power to pre-emptively investigate people in matters of international terrorism — raising expectations that the government should be able to prevent attacks." - NY Times