Shooting no shock at school

Shooting no shock at school

There are 136 comments on the Whittier Daily News story from Apr 5, 2006, titled Shooting no shock at school. In it, Whittier Daily News reports that:

A teen remained on life support Tuesday after a shooting that left a 17-year-old boy dead.

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Karen Bell

Clovis, CA

#21 Apr 18, 2006
I'm hoping that one day, a relative or friend of the families will write a book or story showing the senselessness of taking illegal drugs, revenge, retaliation, or any acting out of a negative emotion, and that book will change the mindset of many teenagers about things that cause harm to others. The perpetrators can NOT be feeling "great" that they handled their disagreements, fears, hatred or whatever they felt, in such a horrific manner. There are always times we "feel" like hurting someone else, but normal people do not act that feeling out. We just let those feelings go, and focus on other events and people in life. Since the media won't do it, someone out there reading this just may bring attention to teenage violence, in a way that will stop this from ever happening again!
Karen Bell

Clovis, CA

#22 Apr 18, 2006
For those of you who don't know Chris's parents, Angie and Herman, you are missing out on a tremendous learning experience. These people have put themselves out for others helping them, doing for the community and people in need, helping by taking in foster children, taking care of an Alzheimer's elderly parent until her death, opening their home to hundreds of people during holidays, standing together through thick and thin. They didn't deserve ANY of the negative things that happened in their lives, and ESPECIALLY didn't deserve what happened to their son. To Angie and Herman, I want you to know how much I appreciate all you have done, and encourage you to not give up on life, on the goodness of most people, or on loving your other children. None of this was your fault. There was nothing you could have done differently to prevent those perps from taking drugs, having a gun, or driving by and shooting. Nothing. All my love goes with you, and to those who don't know Angie and Herm... I hope you can find someone you can look up to and have as role models, like I look up to this couple. They encourage me, inspire me, and give me hope for my own life. To all those teens who stuck by Chris through thick and thin, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. To his girlfriend, I want to say thank you also, for making Chris smile.
Shane Matthews


#23 Apr 21, 2006
Life Happens wrote:
Death is a fact of life- murder isn't. This shooting shouldn't have happened but it did. Those kids should have still been in school... but they weren't.
Apparently murder is very much a fact of life. Someone was fatally shot about a month ago just steps away from where I used to wait for the bus every day. On what do you base your assertion that murder is not a fact of life?
Life Happens wrote:
I knew the suspected shooter. Best friends in Jr. High. I can't see him as a killer. Never could. He's a kid that made a huge mistake, but he's no cold-blooded killer. He wasn't raised that way. He was led astray.
Murdering someone in cold blood is not a mistake. It’s the act of a sick and twisted mind. If he was led astray, it was himself doing the leading, and at the very least he allowed himself to be led. He had complete control over his actions right up to the time the firing pin fell upon the primer.

The fact that you knew him is not grounds for leniency. The fact that he is young is not grounds for leniency. He is a murderer. And I hope the parents of the dead boy get to see him writhe and squirm on the table while the white coats stick that needle in his arm. Don’t worry though—they probably won’t put you to death as well.
Life Happens wrote:
Kea of Woodland- never PRAY to your GOD that death will come to someone. That is not what God wants. Forgiveness is a bigger step to understanding then ill wishes. May God guide the detectives to solving this crime and may the families of this tragedy find peace in time.
And what madness has possessed you to want to understand the mind of a murderer? Queequeg, let’s go; this fellow has broken loose from somewhere...


#25 Apr 21, 2006
My condolences to the families and friends of the children who were murdered.
Friend of the victims

Port Colborne, Canada

#26 Apr 25, 2006
Click on and meet Chris....No one deserves what happened to Him and Metri...Not even the three boys that hurt our boys and killed two of them.
Chris this is for you....

The day will come when my body will lie upon a white
sheet neatly tucked
under four corners of a mattress located in a hospital; busily occupied with the living and the dying.
At a certain moment a
doctor will determine that
>> my brain has ceased to function and that, for all
intents and purposes, my
life has stopped.
When that happens, do not attempt to instill
artificial life into my body by
the use of a machine. And don't call this my deathbed.
Let it be called the bed of life, and let my body be taken from it to
help others lead fuller lives.

Give my sight to the man who has never seen a sunrise, a baby's face or love
in the eyes of a woman.
Give my heart to a person whose own heart has caused nothing but endless
days of pain.
Give my blood to the teenager who was pulled from
the wreckage of his car,
so that he might live to see his grandchildren play.
Give my kidneys to the one who depends on a machine
to exist from week to
Take my bones, every muscle, every fiber and nerve in my body and find a way to make a crippled child walk.
Explore every corner of my brain.
Take my cells, if necessary, and let them grow so that, someday a speechless
boy will shout at the crack of a bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of
rain against her window.
Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the
flowers grow.
If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weakness and all
prejudice against my fellow man.
Give my sins to the devil.
Give my soul to God.
If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a
kind deed or word to
someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I
will live forever.

By: Robert N. Test

Port Colborne, Canada

#27 May 5, 2006
Things are on their way and soon the assailants will have their day in court. Anyone who is out their for Demetrius and Chris try to go to the prelim to be their voices. Justice is Gods and God is good. It broke my heart to see the victims fathers break down.
Sylvia Buschmann

Keene, CA

#28 May 5, 2006
As I sit hear with a numb heart and mind I can only imagine what my Aunt, Uncle and family are going through. I can only offer them my love, support and prayers to help them through such a sensless tragedy. I am so thankful they know Jesus for he is the only comfort and light during such an evil and dark time.
I am so grateful for all the support and love they are receiving from everyone. I do beleive that Chris' & Demetris death is not in vain.

Port Colborne, Canada

#29 May 30, 2006
The case was continued until June 7, 2006 out of El Monte Court.

Port Colborne, Canada

#30 May 30, 2006
People are going to talk but no one can take away what Christopher Trevizo did. He gave life to three people who will live on and carry on his legacy. One of his kidneys went to his 1st grade teacher and even the doctor said it was divine intervention because the tissues matched so well. His other kidney and pancreas went to a 54 year old man and his liver went to a 42 year old woman in Utah. They are all alive and doing well, thanks to the Hero. Sometimes God works in mysterious ways that we do not understand but I am sure that Chris knows and someday, if we are lucky enough, we will also know the truth.
catherine united kingdom

London, UK

#31 Jun 3, 2006
quote. I just happened to stumble accros this case through the memorial website, however not meaning no disrespect to you, we all have friends growing up best mates and so on, you may know his family even, but im sure you can appreciate that this was not the act of someone being led astray,we all get led astray sometimes in our lives, weather it be school, family, religion, but if everybody who was led astray at some point did this sort of crime, there would be no-one left, i could of probably agreed with you, had they have just shot them in the arms, legs, even body for that fact, but this was horrendous to point blank, shoot somebody in the head, is no less than him being an assasain, that must take some, evil wicked blood running through your veins to do a crime like this, now no one is saying its their parents fault, they might be really wonderful and caring people, who knows maybe ted bundy, charles manson, had nice parents, and im sure his school friends may even look back on them and say, but they were so nice, im sorry but people change, these lads in my book were abhorrent in their crime, no one deserves this sort of thing to happen, they have in their actions, ruined a lot of peoples lives, including their own families. I hope they throw the book at them in court, and i hope they themselves die screaming......
May God guide the detectives to solving this crime and may the families of this tragedy find peace in time.QUOTE

Port Colborne, Canada

#32 Jun 7, 2006
The preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 18, 2006 in Pomona Court. The wheels of justice are finally rolling and let up hope that justice will be served. Thank you for all that read this site.
friend of chris murray

West Covina, CA

#33 Jul 19, 2006
are you guys serious? what happened shouldnt have happened but it did. you think chris and demetrius we're heroes?? are you kidding me? they started it by holding Chris M. up to gun point over some pot. and was threatening to kill his mom, sister, called his girlfriend mallory and threatened to kill her and to make chris give them however much they wanted. Chris M tried letting it go, but with the harrassment that Demetrius and Chris gave him continuously was HORRIBLE. i know that it doesnt make it right about what happened and my heart goes out to the family, but your son was not a hero
Also friend of Chris M

Sierra Madre, CA

#34 Aug 1, 2006
I second that. Most of you people dont know how "bad" Chris and Demetrius really were. Chris M was Jumped and Robbed held up to gun point. Told that if he tried anything that they would kill his mom and his girlfriend. Yes, they called his gf and actually told her.
oh but of course the family wont believe any of this, but guess what ?'s true. That is how Dem. and Chris "rolled" with thier "homies". Dem and Chris were just as big of druggies as the 3 accused (if not bigger, cuz they were the ones that robbed him and held him to gun point first!)
I still STONGLY believe that this was NOT the thing to do, But Chris M was put through a lot of shit. Getting held up to gun point and knowing that his mom and girlfriend were in big danger...Demetrius and Chris messed with Chris M's head until he couldnt take it anymore.
Like i said, i strongly believe that this shouldn't have happened....but what im saying is that this wasnt just a random thing, there were multiple threats and multiple fights before it led to this.
Friend of the girlfriend

California City, CA

#35 Nov 13, 2006
Nobody deserved to die. Nobody. No one has the right to take human lives but know this...

For all those that think this was just some random act of "gang" violence of pathethic childish stupidity, say it again after you know that these so called "heros" held up Chris M, along with three other boys, with a shotgun all just to score some free weed and then proceeded to threaten his family and loved ones with death and bodily harm. Not only that, but they would kill him if he went to the police.

So to finish, there is no one place to point the finger. Because if we could, then it would start somewhere with John Wayne and the mindless killing on television and in films. And that is just pathetic.

Everyone here is suffering the families of the victims, people that know and love all parties involved. Everyone.
Friend of Chris Murray

Downey, CA

#36 Nov 21, 2006
Does anyone have updated news on the court hearing which was to be held on November 20th ?


#37 Dec 3, 2006
Chris Trevizos Sister

West Covina, CA

#39 Jan 14, 2007
friend of chris murray wrote:
are you guys serious? what happened shouldnt have happened but it did. you think chris and demetrius we're heroes?? are you kidding me? they started it by holding Chris M. up to gun point over some pot. and was threatening to kill his mom, sister, called his girlfriend mallory and threatened to kill her and to make chris give them however much they wanted. Chris M tried letting it go, but with the harrassment that Demetrius and Chris gave him continuously was HORRIBLE. i know that it doesnt make it right about what happened and my heart goes out to the family, but your son was not a hero
"I cant belive you who are you ? You know Nothing. Most of the statements that you are making are completly false. May God have pitty on your soul, and one day you will wake up with a heat... you mean and viscious horribble human being. May God forgive you"
Someone who cares

Long Barn, CA

#40 Apr 22, 2007
How can you write this stuff~you should be ashamed of yourself,no one deserves to die the way Chris & Metri did by these evil killers.
Someone who cares

Long Barn, CA

#41 Apr 22, 2007
Chris will always be a HERO no matter what you sick people think!Get a life!!

Castro Valley, CA

#42 Jun 29, 2007
does anyone have any information about the on going case. When will justice be served? who gave this idiot a gun? No winners here, but someone needs to pay dearly. My heart goes out to all who suffer so much. What a great loss.

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