The teen’s murder was particularly gruesome. Two weeks before the shooting, she told her mother that she was frightened that she was going to be killed.
The murdered teen crush who spurned the advances of ‘besotted’ school gunman Dimitrios Pagourtzis was so scared of him she warned her family: ‘If he kills me I’ll haunt him forever.’
Shana Fisher, 16, made the chilling premonition just two weeks before she was shot dead along with seven other students and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.
Her family have revealed how 17-year-old Pagourtzis pestered Shana for dates for four months before she finally stood up to him a week before Friday’s murderous rampage and said: ‘cut it out.’
The shooter obviously didn’t take it well.
Fisher’s family believes this could have been the motive for the murderous rampage, especially when considering the brutal nature of her murder. She was shot in the face and her body was left badly disfigured.
It’s believed he responded to the snub by making her his primary target, shooting Shana from ‘point blank’ range in the face and leaving her body so damaged she was virtually unrecognizable, before opening fire on her classmates.
This is the first inkling of any sort of motivation for the rampage.
Shana’s father, Timothy Thomas, 41, spoke to the Daily Mail about her murder.
‘Shana told her mother two weeks ago he was going to come and kill her,‘ Thomas, a dad of five, said.
‘He had told her himself he was going to kill her. He was walking around planning this in his head for two weeks.
‘Shana said that if he came into the school with a gun and killed her she would haunt him for the rest of his life. She was really scared.’
Unfortunately, Shana wasn’t removed from the school.
Hindsight is always 20/20.
Her father is obviously still grieving the loss of his daughter, and trying to make sense of it.
‘I know he had pestered her to go out with him. She kept telling him no. For one, he supposedly already had a girlfriend. And two, she just didn’t have feelings for the boy,’ added Thomas, of Huffman, Texas.
‘What kind of a person thinks the appropriate response is to kill her and a class full of people. It’s insane that my daughter was picked out as the one.
‘She was a beautiful girl, someone full of light. She was real timid, she never talked bad to me or anyone else but I know she finally stood up to him before this happened and told him to cut it out.’
Thomas also said that he’s a Christian and believes in forgiveness, so he continues to pray for the ‘messed up’ shooter. He’s not called for the death penalty. He has also questioned how teachers didn’t see the warning signs with an obviously mentally disturbed and isolated teen.
‘What I have a problem with is that none of these teachers or counselors saw this coming.
‘If they are smart enough to teach our kids, they should be smart enough to see when something is badly wrong with someone.
‘And how can they see a boy in a heavy trench coat walking into a hallway in 100F heat and not think something’s up with that?’
Shana’s great-aunt, Tammy Fisher-Whalen, said that Shana’s mother, Sadie Fisher, was prepared to identify the body on Saturday. She was contacted by the Galveston County Medical Examiner and told not to bother because Shana’s face was ‘unrecognizable’ after the shooting.
Fisher-Whalen also spoke of Shana’s close relationship with her 52-year old grandfather, Quinton Fisher.
Fisher-Whalen said that on the day of the mass shooting Quinton texted Shana at 7.24am asking her if she had made it to school OK. Shana replied back, ‘yes’.
Quinton received a call at work about 10 minutes later telling him about reports of a massacre. He frantically dialed his granddaughter’s cell but she didn’t pick up.
‘Quinton was crushed when she didn’t answer his call. He knew something was wrong because Shana always answered his phone calls,’ said Fisher-Whalen, who said the family found out hours later that Shanna[sic] was indeed dead.
Source: Daily Mail
What a tragedy that this family is suffering through.
It really is senseless.
The gunman’s family has fled from their home. They haven’t been seen there since his name has been made public.
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