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Student Says School Shooter Was Picked On By Coaches, Wore Trench Coat Daily

On Friday, a student told a local Texas news station that the alleged Santa Fe High School shooter wore a trench coat every day in the hot Texas weather and was picked on by coaches.

A reporter for Click2Houston interviewed an unidentified student from the school and asked him what he knew about the alleged shooter.

“He’s been picked on by coaches before for smelling bad and stuff like that and he doesn’t really talk to very many people,” the student said. “He wears a trench coat every day and it’s like 90 degrees out here.”

“I heard that he wore a shirt today and it said ‘born to kill,’ the shirt he was wearing, I don’t even know how the school can allow that,” the student continued.

The reporter then asked the student about his reaction to the school’s handling of the shooting, asking him if they handled it appropriately.

“No, they pulled the fire alarm and got everyone in one position, that’s not smart,” the student replied. “They should have done the right thing and left the people in the classrooms.”

The reporter then appeared to try to bait the student into making a statement on gun control, asking him what he thought about the state of America today.

The student once again pointed out the alleged gunman was supposedly bullied by coaches, saying, “I think it’s stupid, the coaches can’t talk to students like that and make fun of them. That’s their fault, and strictly their fault. Not the kid’s fault, but their fault, no one has talked to him or tried to be nice to him.”