Gay Shooting Student Brain Dead, To Be Taken Off Ventilator

It’s a rough day for a California family. Yesterday we reported that an eighth grader – who has now been identified as Lawrence King – was shot by a classmate. While it can’t be said for sure, many peers and officials indicate that the shooter objected to King’s fey ways and sexuality. King has since been declared brain dead – and, in fact, clinically dead – but will remain on life support while his family decides on how to donate his organs. The shooter faces murder charges, obviously, but things will be hammered out as the motive becomes more clear. Regardless, this shit’s fucked up! [San Jose Mercury News]