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Officials: School shootings in Washington attract profiteers


October 1, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The superintendent of a Washington school district said she started receiving emails from people trying to sell "door locks, metal detectors and emergency supplies" within 10 minutes after a school shooting.

Marysville School District Superintendent Becky Berg said the emails she received following a deadly 2014 shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School "couldn't have been more offensive."

"People prey upon your vulnerability in order to profit for themselves," Berg said. "In the moment, you're so vulnerable, it's pretty hard to imagine."

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