Pa. teen fatally shoots self at school

Parents trickled to the school later Tuesday morning to pick up their children.

Nearly three months ago, a 10th-grader at the same school, just outside Philadelphia, was arrested for allegedly bringing in a loaded gun. The boy showed the gun to another student, and word soon trickled to a teacher and then a security officer, officials said. —Pa. teen fatally shoots self at school (AP | Yahoo! (will expire))

The pressures of getting a breaking story published means sometimes one reads strange things that trickled through the editorial process.

The word “trickled” is unusual enough in a news story that I noticed it right away. When it appears in two consecutive paragraphs, its hard to ignore.

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