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Why the media needs to remember the victims, not the gunman

After the accused Florida shooter was taken into custody on Wednesday, news of the 19-year-old’s alleged 2017 boast on YouTube — “I’m going to be a professional school shooter” — became part of the media’s narrative. And with it comes the realization that one of the motivators behind the massacre at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school was the admitted perpetrator’s desire for fame and an urge to achieve such fame by carrying out his goal to commit this kind of violence.