The mother of Shana Fisher, a 16-year-old girl who was killed during the Sante Fe High School massacre on Friday in Texas, has said that she believes her daughter was targeted by the shooter for repeatedly refusing his sexual advances. Fisher’s mother, Sadie Rodriguez, told The Los Angeles Times that her shy board-gaming loving daughter had been subjected to shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis’ unwanted advances for more than four months. Just a week before the shooting, she added, her daughter had confided that she had dared to publicly “[stand] up to him,” and in so doing embarrassed Pagourtzis in front of their whole class.
“He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no,” Rodriguez recalled in comments made to The Associated Press.
Authorities have not disclosed what they think prompted the deadly high school shooting, which killed 10 people and wounded 13 more. Pagourtzis’ attorney has said that the 17-year-old suspect had no history of mental health problems but that there were “some indications of family history.” According to Rodriguez, it was no coincidence that her daughter was among the first to be killed.
“His mental state was all kinds of fucked up,” she wrote in a Facebook post. Below, watch an interview a distraught Rodriguez gave to local CBS affiliate KENS 5 in San Antonio.
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