The latest in a tragic series of school shootings has some experts pondering the possibility of "copycat syndrome". Today's National Post carries an article to that effect - "Montreal might have triggered latest U.S. wave".
Dr. Roy says he will never mention the name of the monster who executed those Amish girls.
I wonder if there is a way for MSM to convey the news without disclosing the name of the killer, in an attempt to tone down the notoriety aspect.
Obviously, these deranged individuals are looking at the attention that previous school shooters get, and then expecting a similar splash themselves as they go out in what they perceive to be a blaze of glory.
MSM could give profiles of the killers without giving the name; much like the young offenders' situation here, where the accused is not named. But instead of protecting the murderer, the intent here would be to play down the media attention.