PEOPLE ARE SICK, BUT THEN WHAT’S NEW? – This is in fact a pretty old and well-known phenomenon, but every time it pops up again I’m not any closer to understanding the mentality of the people involved:

The teenager accused of killing 17 people in a horrific school shooting has reportedly been inundated with fan mail, including sexually provocative photos and donations, it has emerged.

One 18-year-old from Texas purportedly professed her love to Cruz in a March 15 letter adorned with smiley faces and hand-drawn hearts, South Florida’s Sun-Sentinelreported.

“When I saw your picture on the television, something attracted me to you,” the letter said. “Your eyes are beautiful and the freckles on your face make you so handsome.”

The missive flatly concludes: “I’m really skinny and have 34C sized breasts.”

Another Texas woman reportedly sent a bizarre handwritten love note less than a week after Cruz gunned down 17 people in the February 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Fox News reported.

“I reserve the right to care about you, Nikolas!” read the unsolicited declaration.

And a Chicago woman reportedly sent Cruz numerous suggestive photos, including one in which she slurps a popsicle while wearing a bikini, and another in which she shows off her backside for the camera.

Cruz, who jail officials say has received nearly $800 in donations to his prison commissary account since the shooting, has also caught the eye of some members of his own sex.

How sick and disturbed do you have to be to send a fan mail to someone who is either mentally ill or deeply evil and gunned down 17 people?