ILLUSTRATION BY EMILY BUZZO RIOT GRRRL: ARE MASS MURDERS BEING GLORIFIED WORDS BY EMILY WADDELL BY TEENAGE GIRLS? On February 27th 2012, Thomas ‘T.J’ Lane a 17-year-old high school senior walked into Chardon High School, east of Cleveland and opened fire killing three other students and wounding another three. Nearly a year later on March 19th 2013, he walked into his sentencing wearing a hand made t-shirt with the word ‘KILLER’ scrawled on it. As he smiled throughout the hearing the now 18-year-old T.J Lane was sentenced to three life sentences. After the sen- tence was passed he turned to the courtroom which held many of the parents of the victims and said ‘The hand that pulls the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates to the memory. Fuck you all’ Lane’s vulgar statement has been receiving coverage all over the world as the public reflects on what kind of deranged mind could say such things without any conscience. America has had one mass shooting RIOT GRRRL: ARE MASS MURDERS BEING GLORIFIED BY TEENAGE GIRLS?