Reporter Rushed to Scene of Kentucky School Shooting Only to Find That Her Son Was the Suspect

In a world where school shootings are horrifyingly normal, parents worry that their kids will be next. A mother and newspaper editor faced a different nightmare last week in Benton, Kentucky when she rushed to the scene of a shooting at the county high school to discover that her 15-year-old son was the suspect.

Mary Garrison Minyard has declined to comment on the incident or her son, Gabe Parker, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. He has been accused of using a handgun to shoot and kill two classmates and wound 14 other people right before class. The teenage boy now faces two counts of murder and at least 12 counts of first-degree assault, according to Reuters.

The two victims, Preston Cope and Bailey Holt, were also 15 years old.

On today’s show, Glenn pointed out that we’ve become numb to school shooting stories; they barely register as we follow the news. He wondered what we can pass on to our kids when we don’t really have a baseline for what “normal” means anymore.

“I hate to judge what ‘normal’ is anymore because I don’t know what ‘normal’ is anymore,” Glenn said. “Give my kids a ‘normal’ childhood? How? What is a ‘normal’ childhood?”

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GLENN: So, remember, last week, this -- this is horrible.

I should be able to get on and just say, so the school shooting. And we should all say, oh, yeah, last week. I'll bet you there was a good number of people that were like, there was a school shooting last week? There was another deadly school shooting that happened last week, and it happened in Kentucky. Now, imagine, you're a parent. And you're either a policeman, and so you hear about it. Or you're a reporter and you hear about it. And you rush to the school because you're trying to cover it.

But also, you're a parent. And you've got a kid in that school.

So you're trying to do your job. And you're freaking out about your kid. And is my kid safe? Is my kid safe? Is my kid safe? This was the problem with the editor of the Marshall County Daily online.

Tuesday morning, shots are fired. First, they think that it was in the shop. I think it was in the shop class. They heard the shots and thought it was just some banging on some metal. Then they realized after a few shots that it was actual gunfire.

So the word goes out. The police are dispatched. She's a member of the press. She runs out.

She's freaking out about her child.

And then she finds out that it is her son that is the shooter.

This is such a tragic story. I mean, for everybody involved.

15-year-old Gabe Parker, he's accused of pulling out a handgun and then fatally shooting two classmates, wounding 14 other people. It was just before the class was supposed to begin.

Everybody who said they knew him -- said, he was a really good kid. A nice kid. He was a sophomore. Played the trombone in the band. He was shy.

He would go fishing with his grandparents. They said that his grandma was his best friend.

One of the sophomores with him said, I was in the same math class with him. He was a really good kid. But he was quiet. Kept to himself.

Nobody knew, even mom standing outside. Nobody knew he had issues in school.

He was well-liked, everybody thought.

One of -- or some of his friends started telling one reporter that he was -- and they -- they said snappy. He was snappy when he came back from Christmas break.

And he started talking about violence and how he wanted to join the Mafia. We don't know yet what this kid's story is. But he was definitely trying to shoot -- he was definitely trying to shoot to kill. He shot two students right in the head.

Is that a shooter game? That is desensitized to that or at least made it so he's really good at that. Not blaming it on the game. I don't know what happened.

I do know that mom and dad were divorced. Dad apparently had a short fuse. Had a restraining order at one point.

But he's charged now as a juvenile with two counts of murder, 12 counts of assault. They're -- he's in jail now. And this week, they are going to try to move that he is tried as an adult.

Tomorrow, I want to talk to you a little bit about -- about this a little bit more in-depth. In a conversation that my son and I had last night. And, you know, I hate to judge what normal is anymore. Because I don't know what normal is anymore. I know what normal was for me is not normal anymore. Give my kids a normal childhood. How? What is a normal childhood? The one that I was raised in, or the one that my grandparents were raised in, or the one that's happening now? We'll talk a little bit about that, on tomorrow's broadcast.

On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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​Facebook BOYCOTT: Major corporations demand MORE social media censorship

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A Facebook anti-hate campaign called "Stop Hate for Profit" is gaining momentum, leading large companies like Patagonia, North Face, REI, and Ben & Jerry's to pull advertising revenue if Facebook doesn't do more to "stop the spread of hateful lies and dangerous propaganda on its platform."

But, what is considered "hateful"? It's anything that goes against the mob, and they won't stop with Facebook. Any voices that speak out against the progressive narrative will soon be censored and silenced. The more this campaign grows, the more our freedom of speech diminishes.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn Beck break down the details:



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On his TV show Wednesday night, Glenn revealed where Black Lives Matter gets its considerable funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar progressive characters.

Shortly after this program aired, one of the organizations, Thousand Currents, took down their board of directors page, which featured one of these characters.

Michael Rectenwald, a guest on Glenn's show, pointed out the suspicious change on Twitter.

Coincidence?

Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine. Here's a screenshot:

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Do you recognize your country anymore?

Me neither.

Not only is history being made, it's being rewritten and our history is being lost to Marxist revolutionaries as statues are toppled and Merriam-Webster changes our language. Does this passage from George Orwell's 1984 seem eerily similar to our day?:

"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right." 1984, George Orwell

In the digital age, book burning is unnecessary. "Inappropriate" material just evaporates into the ether with a simple keystroke. The days I've been warning about for years are finally upon us and we need to be able to call on the wisdom of our Founding Fathers and other brilliant patriots and if you are relying on digital copies, you could find yourself out of luck.

Knowledge truly is power and we are now in the time where we need all the resources we can get, so I put together this list of the books you HAVE to have in your personal libraries. Along with these selections, I earnestly advise that you keep a journal. Your personal history is powerful and being able to preserve your thoughts and feelings for your posterity to learn from is an invaluable addition to any library.

I'd also suggest you look into Mercury One's "Leadership Training Program," the tools learned will be invaluable as you are able to inspect and learn from original sources as well as being taught by passionate historians. Stay tuned on this front, we have some exciting announcements coming soon.

You ARE the audience that will save the Republic and you have been prepared over the years for the role you need to play. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the people that Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about. America is good because it's people are good.

Keep up the good fight and God bless!

The 5000 Year Leap, by W. Cleon Skousen ​

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In The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World, Discover the 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom. Learn how adherence to these beliefs during the past 200 years has brought about more progress than was made in the previous 5000 years. These 28 Principles include The Genius of Natural Law, Virtuous and Moral Leaders, Equal Rights--Not Equal Things, and Avoiding the Burden of Debt.