The teen girl targeted by suspected gunman Dimitrios Pagourtzis reportedly told her parents she feared her classmate would kill her and said she would “haunt him forever” if he did.
Shana Fisher, 16, was among the shooter’s ten victims during Friday’s deadly massacre at Santa Fe High School in Texas. As CrimeOnline previously reported, Pagourtzis had been “aggressively” pursuing a relationship with Fisher though she made it clear she was not interested.
Shana sensed that Pagourtzis was capable of violence — reportedly telling her family that Pagourtzis had threatened her.
“Shana told her mother two weeks ago he was going to come and kill her,” her father, Timothy Thomas, told the Daily Mail.
“He had told her himself he was going to kill her. He was walking around planning this in his head for weeks,” Thomas told the news outlet.
“Shana said that if he came into the school with a gun and killed her, she would haunt him for the rest of his life.”
It is not known if these apparent threats were reported to the school.
“I know he had pestered her to go out with him. She kept telling him no. For one, he supposedly already had a girlfriend. And two, she just didn’t have feelings for the boy,” the father said.
“What kind of person thinks the appropriate response is to kill her and a class full of people?”
Shana’s mother Sadie Rodriquez had said in previous interviews that Pagourtzis has been badgering her daughter for months, until Shana finally had enough and told him to leave her alone in front of other classmates.
“A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn’t like,” Rodriguez told the Los Angeles Times. “Shana being the first one.”
Shana’s father questioned why more people didn’t see the warning signs in his interview with the Daily Mail.
“If they are smart enough to teach our kids, they should be smart enough to see when something is badly wrong with someone,” he said.