During Thursday’s media briefing addressing the unfortunate incidents at Perry High School, there was a notable verbal error made by Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House Press Secretary.
While discussing the matter, Jean-Pierre initially commented, “Unfortunately, there is no longer an active threat to the school.” She promptly rectified her statement by expressing, “I should say fortunately, not, unfortunately.”
The incident at the school shooting led to three individuals being injured, comprising two students and an administrator. Authorities verified that the shooter succumbed to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Numerous individuals are undergoing medical care at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, as verified by the Polk County Medical Coordination Center. Furthermore, as per their announcement, the families of the victims have all been reunited.
Thursday marked the commencement of the second semester for the Perry Community School District after the winter break, a day overshadowed by unfortunate events.
Our hearts are broken by this senseless tragedy. Our prayers are with the students, teachers & families of the Perry Community.
I have been in contact with law enforcement agencies & am continuing to monitor the situation. I will be joining their press conference today.
— Gov. Kim Reynolds (@IAGovernor) January 4, 2024
KJP is a mess.
She just said “unfortunately there is no longer an active threat to the school” in Iowa.
She immediately corrected herself but what a mistake. This is the quality of the Biden administration. pic.twitter.com/cogCWtbJUG
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) January 4, 2024
They want these shootings. She said the quite part out loud.
— Lady (@lovingit111) January 4, 2024
she had to correct herself, she almost said something true
— jobojo (@jobojo7) January 4, 2024
I think she means it
— The Bruiser (@DrHoosierHermit) January 4, 2024
KJP seems hungover.
That’s a diversity hire for you.
— Paul A. Szypula (@Bubblebathgirl) January 4, 2024
Reports said that the assault deeply shocked students present on campus before the commencement of classes, including Rachael Kares, an 18-year-old senior. She mentioned being in rehearsal with the school’s jazz group when she heard the echoes of four gunshots.
Law enforcement did not disclose a motive for the mass shooting, but members of the community indicated that the perpetrator had endured persistent bullying.
The incident at the school occurred prior to the start of the school day, with minimal students and staff present, which, according to Dallas County Sheriff Adam Infante, played a role in a positive outcome in that regard. In the aftermath of the shooting, the Easton Valley Community School District affirmed that Marburger, who had been the principal for the Perry Community School District since 1995, was the administrator harmed in the tragic event.