The second suspect in the Colorado STEM shooting was identified as Alec McKinney, 16. The father, Jose Evis Quintana, was an illegal alien with an extensive criminal record, according to the Daily Mail.
The Daily Mail reported his criminal record:
August 22, 2008 – Arrested by Douglas County Sheriff’s in Castle Rock, Colorado for kidnapping, menacing with a weapon, evading police in a car, and driving without a valid license. He is released on bail
December 15, 2008 – Arrested for breaking bail conditions and held in custody
January 26, 2009 – Released on bail
February 2, 2009 – Arrested for failing to speak to court staff. He is jailed again
May 4, 2009 – He is released from prison with a protection order
July 10, 2009 – Arrested for breaking the protection order, a domestic violence offence, he is sent back to jail
September 11, 2009 – All charges bar menacing with a weapon are dropped and after pleading guilty he serves 15 months in prison
December 9, 2010 – He is deported to Mexico
December 27, 2016 – Douglas County Sheriff’s Department are alerted he is wanted as a fugitive for a domestic violence crime in New Mexico. They arrest him in Castle Rock
April 21, 2017 – Fighting extradition to New Mexico, ICE agents deport him to Mexico
Alec’s mother, Morgan McKinney married Quintana in spite of domestic violence issues and him menacing her with a firearm in 2009. Their daughter Mya, began identifying as a male after that. She is now in transition to male and goes by “Alec.”
Alec McKinney and friend Devon Erickson allegedly broke into Devon’s parent’s gun cabinet on their way to the shooting. Devon reportedly broke up with a girlfriend, and Alec was extremely angry with STEM students for an unknown slight, possibly bullying. [Note: it seems to be a pattern that people cannot control feelings of bitterness and rage. Could the drugs being taken have something to do with not being able to control those feelings?]
In December, an unidentified mother wrote a letter to the STEM school, alleging an atmosphere of bullying and violence and raising concerns that the problem could lead to “another Columbine.” The parent even told a school administrator by phone that “many students are suicidal and violent in school. Several students have reported sexual assault and nothing is being done.” She also mentioned a high drug culture at the school. She described the situation as a “pressure cooker.”
Instead of taking her information to heart and starting an investigation, they hired a lawyer to start litigation against her.
The only blame for the STEM school shooting rests with Alec McKinney and Devon Erickson. They chose to kill. There were background issues, circumstances of stupidity to go around, but ultimately, the choice to kill was theirs alone.
Featured photo: L-Alec McKinney, R-Jose Quintana. Screenshot via Daily Mail