a major deal. What's that petty thief's car doing at the school? No reason possible, unless he's involved.
Recall how this cabal spread every conceivable falsehood in those early hours, even about information that even the cops didn't know. The media reports what the police, on site, couldn't even determine.
That goes well with the possibility of a hit-man. A hit-man can only do this through a pre-determined plan. And the foreknowledge of the media powers plays right into premeditated murder.