Seventeen people were killed in a shooting on Wednesday afternoon at a high school about an hour northwest of Miami, law enforcement officials said. The dead included adults and students. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said the suspect is in custody. “This is catastrophic,” he said. “There really are no words.”

Words are all we have, actually. We're never going to do anything about guns. But words — words like "thoughts" and words like "prayers" and words like "condolences" — we've got and we'll toss the usual ones around and then move on to other things until the next school shooting.

The shooter was a former student and he used an AR15, a weapon of war. Take it away, The Onion...