A desperate mom denied food stamps for months shut herself in a Texas welfare office and shot her two children before killing herself. Her daughter, 12, and 10-year-old son are in very critical condition. Rachelle Grimmer, 38, had recently moved from Ohio and had not completed the proper paperwork to obtain aid, said authorities. She was meeting with a caseworker in the Laredo welfare office when she pulled a gun. Police negotiated with her for more than seven hours, and she gradually released everyone from the office except for her children. A SWAT team moved in when they heard three shots, reports AP.
Dear God. That’s some solution. There must have been something else wrong with her but that we’ll never know. We’ll only know that the easy availability of guns make all such acts possible.
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