The CNN headline and lede, “Three shot in Oregon school shooting,” boldly proclaim that horror of a school shooting at Rosemary Anderson High School in Portland, Oregon, claiming that three people were shot there.
It’s just too bad that the story simply isn’t true, as the text of CNN’s own report makes clear.
Three people were shot Friday afternoon near a high school in Portland, Oregon, Lt. Rich Tyler of the Portland Fire Department said.
The victims were breathing and conscious as they were transported from the area near Rosemary Anderson High School, according to the Portland Police Department.
Police said the shooting occurred off campus and that the shooters had left the scene. No arrests had been reported.
“Near.” “Off Campus.”
Words still mean things, right?