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School Shooting:Multiple Deaths in Lancaster, PA Amish School, Shooter Kills Self
Fox News Alert ^ | 02 OCT 06

Posted on 10/02/2006 9:16:45 AM PDT by DCBryan1

Edited on 10/02/2006 12:55:46 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Developing....

School Shooting injures one person,

Hostage situation may be developing.

Update: Multiple Shooting Victims and Possible Hostages in Lancaster County

Not many details available yet, but an incident has been reported from Mine Rd. in Bart Township in Lancaster County involving multiple gunshot victims. Dennis Buterbaugh reports live from our newsroom. abc27 has a news crew on the way. We will update with details as they become available.

Update 2: Pennsylvania Police: Amish School is 'Horrendous Crime Scene' After Shooting

NICKEL MINES, Pa. — At least two female students and one slightly older female — who may have been a teacher's aide — were shot and killed execution style in what police say may be a revenge killing for something that happened 20 years ago.

State Police Commissioner Jeffrey Miller said Monday that truck driver Charles Carl Roberts IV entered the one-room Amish schoolhouse in earlier in the day. The gunman brought in pieces of wood to board up the doors to the building when he entered the school. He also stacked desks against the building's doors.

"It appears that the suspect entered school with the intention of taking hostages," Miller said.

Roberts had wire ties and plastic flex cuff, which he used to begin tying the hostages feet together after they were lined up along a blackboard. He let go 15 male students, as well as one adult female who was pregnant. Three other non-student females with infants were also allowed to leave. One shotgun and one handgun was found next to the suspect when police entered the building.

"It seems as though he wanted to attack young, female victims," Miller said.

After a half hour inside, Roberts began shooting. When the gunfire stopped, three females were found shot dead at the scene, along with the suspect, who shot himself, Miller said. At least seven more victims — some critically wounded — were transported to nearby hospitals, he said. One victim, a young girl, died in the arms of a trooper, Miller said. He could not confirm how many people died en route or at the hospital. The county coroner earlier reported six children killed but then backed off of that statement.

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To: leadpenny

I guess you can.This gives me the chills.


151 posted on 10/02/2006 9:48:07 AM PDT by fatima
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To: Beelzebubba

I think people question whether your intention was to "provide an outlet", or just to be mean.


152 posted on 10/02/2006 9:48:31 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Beelzebubba

It is a little much at a time like this.


153 posted on 10/02/2006 9:48:35 AM PDT by penelopesire
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To: TrishaSC

You mean its not an anti - gun conspiracy timed for the elections?
Does that mean I can take off my aluminium foil hat now?


154 posted on 10/02/2006 9:48:35 AM PDT by Little Ray (If you want to be a martyr, we want to martyr you.)
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To: Blue Jays
Where in the world are you getting the completely incorrect notion that Amish people don't use firearms and consider them evil? They tend to be a peaceful group and they do possess firearms.

You're not supposed to confuse people with facts like that. Shame on you.

155 posted on 10/02/2006 9:49:04 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Our man in washington

"The Amish may have just learned of a flaw with their belief about the evils of guns and violence."

I think the Amish will continue to believe that guns and violence are evil.


156 posted on 10/02/2006 9:49:22 AM PDT by Gone GF
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To: cripplecreek
It takes a real piece of garbage to go on a shooting spree in an Amish school.

Good thing we have so much garbage in this country to fill the need.

157 posted on 10/02/2006 9:49:23 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: leadpenny
Good heavens. What is going on with people in the world? A school? An AMISH school at that?

Prayers for the children and their families. I can't type what I want to say about the shooter.

158 posted on 10/02/2006 9:49:27 AM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: All
Prayers for all involved. So sad.
159 posted on 10/02/2006 9:50:17 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry ( The kinder we are to terrorists, the harsher we are to their potential victims.)
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To: DCBryan1

MSNBC reporting 3 pediatric patients, 1 in critical condition at one local hospital.


160 posted on 10/02/2006 9:50:26 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: demnomo

Are you kidding?


161 posted on 10/02/2006 9:51:00 AM PDT by fatima
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To: Graybeard58

Fox is very bad at handling events such as this one. They have Bill Himmer on now and he is positively one of the worst news people in the industry.
This an admission of guilt. I am watching the coverage on CNN and it has much less speculation than does Himmer on Fox News.


162 posted on 10/02/2006 9:51:08 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: DCBryan1

All I can say is that the Amish I know are the finest, kindest, humble, honest, and caring people that I have ever met.

My prayers for them.


163 posted on 10/02/2006 9:51:22 AM PDT by 1curiousmind
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To: TomGuy

Lancaster General Hospital officials have called in all available personnel and were told to be prepared for a large number of patients, WGAL reported.

John Lines of Lancaster General Hospital said so far they have received three "pediatric" patients. He did not say what their injuries were.

WGAL-TV reported that the incident does not involve the Faith Mennonite School or Bart-Colerain Elementary, which are near the scene.


164 posted on 10/02/2006 9:51:41 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: TomGuy

Who goes into an elementary school and shoots it up? what a sick bastard.


166 posted on 10/02/2006 9:51:53 AM PDT by Solson (magnae clunes mihi placent, nec possum de hac re mentiri.)
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To: leadpenny

Looks like about 25% of the total student body was wiped out.


167 posted on 10/02/2006 9:52:10 AM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: sauropod

Unbelievable.


168 posted on 10/02/2006 9:52:16 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Our man in washington
I'm pretty sure Amish are Ok with guns and that hunting is permissible.
Its shooting people that they have a problem with.
169 posted on 10/02/2006 9:53:11 AM PDT by grjr21
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To: tiredoflaundry; RikaStrom

It is hard not to think of the two news stories last week of school shootings not triggering insanity on someone else's part to do likewise.


171 posted on 10/02/2006 9:53:18 AM PDT by bwteim (bwteim = Begin With The End In Mind --- Support the Cause: Donate Today)
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To: All
Per Fox....

School had 27 students between grades 1st-8th.</p>
172 posted on 10/02/2006 9:53:25 AM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: 1curiousmind

More likely that idiot Olbermann will have a "special comment" and argue that this was a Republic orchestrated event to take the attention away from Foley.

My deepest sympathies and prayers to the families. How can anyone willfully and intentionally shoot children?


173 posted on 10/02/2006 9:53:47 AM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: Solson
Who goes into an elementary school and shoots it up?

Duh...MUSLIMS and crazy people, but I repeat myself!

174 posted on 10/02/2006 9:53:56 AM PDT by DCBryan1 ( Arm the Pilots. Arm the Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute Scum.)
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To: DCBryan1

MSNBC

'Man' named 'Roy' entered school house, started making threats. Locals found out and tried to negotiate. Then 10 shots were heard inside the school, and the hostage taker took his own life.

[It is seeming to parallel the CO incident of last week. The Perp may have had no connection to the community.]


176 posted on 10/02/2006 9:54:07 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TET1968

Everytime I used pass through Thomasville, headed west on Rt30, I saw a sign for 'Paradise'... what was I seeing? I can't find any mention of it now in the York Cty towns.

http://www.hometownlocator.com/CountySearch.cfm?County=York&StateCode=PA&SCFIPS=42133

I must be hallucinating! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!


177 posted on 10/02/2006 9:54:20 AM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: guido911

Someone at DU already suggested just such a thing. The liberal mind is one scary place.


178 posted on 10/02/2006 9:54:27 AM PDT by NinoFan
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To: DCBryan1

God help these little ones - who would shoot little children? What sort of monster would kill little children in a school??


179 posted on 10/02/2006 9:54:29 AM PDT by dandelion
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To: DCBryan1

Fox News online says news conference scheduled for about 1pm

also reporting about 12 injured (in addition to those killed).


180 posted on 10/02/2006 9:54:36 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: DCBryan1

MSNBC: 5 or more fatilities. 1 critical in airflight.


181 posted on 10/02/2006 9:54:52 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: visualops

Dear God.


183 posted on 10/02/2006 9:55:27 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: sasha123

The shooter has NOT been identified as Amish - jeez


184 posted on 10/02/2006 9:55:38 AM PDT by LadyBuzz
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To: All

Patients so far range in age from 6 to 15 years old.


185 posted on 10/02/2006 9:55:53 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Solson

I am putting money on it that the perp has some kind of a record. That seems to be the norm these days. The justice system simply doesn't work, and guys like this are roaming the streets unchecked.


186 posted on 10/02/2006 9:55:55 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: sasha123

You've got to be kidding me. Somehow you are going to blame the Amish way of life for this?


187 posted on 10/02/2006 9:56:01 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: DCBryan1
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188 posted on 10/02/2006 9:56:31 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: LadyBuzz

I'm sorry - you're right - I'm just thinking - because it never makes sense no matter no matter what.


189 posted on 10/02/2006 9:56:46 AM PDT by sasha123
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To: NinoFan

Your kidding me?!! I guess it would too much to expect them to think about those kids first.


191 posted on 10/02/2006 9:56:50 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: TomGuy

That looks like a portrait. Beautiful place.


192 posted on 10/02/2006 9:57:09 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: sasha123

The Amish give me the creeps, but have they determined that the shooter was a student?


193 posted on 10/02/2006 9:57:13 AM PDT by exile (Mrs. Exile - "Yes you're the greatest husband ever, now put on some pants")
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To: dinoparty

Please - I never said that - calm down. I am trying to understand a motive.


194 posted on 10/02/2006 9:57:32 AM PDT by sasha123
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To: butternut_squash_bisque

Thomasville...they have a small private air strip and an A.S.P.C.A....That's about it ;)


195 posted on 10/02/2006 9:57:35 AM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: sasha123

Some of the Amish in our area (northeastern Indiana) are very closed off from "english" people. But some are very friendly and open. Many more of the former, though.


196 posted on 10/02/2006 9:57:53 AM PDT by spookycc (Never Forgive! Never Forget!)
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To: Graybeard58

It's LAN-ki-stir, not LAN-CAS-ter. Even I know that!


197 posted on 10/02/2006 9:57:59 AM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: 1curiousmind
Yes, My parents knew an Amish Family and we went to a barn raising party, many years ago. Fine upstanding people!

BTW The women put out a feast that would marvel any professional caterer!

198 posted on 10/02/2006 9:58:10 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Islam is the Death Cult of Perpetual Outrage!)
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To: dinoparty
Somehow you are going to blame the Amish way of life for this?

I dont think, IMHO, that he is trying to say "the Amish got what was coming to them" because they are pacifist, I think what he was trying to say is that since they are idological pacifists that that is the reason the negotiations failed and there is a higher death toll....or maybe I just had too much coffee today....or like you just trying to figure out what the hell happened and why...sigh...

Sad day.

199 posted on 10/02/2006 9:58:15 AM PDT by DCBryan1 ( Arm the Pilots. Arm the Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute Scum.)
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To: butternut_squash_bisque

This is unusual for the Amish community.


200 posted on 10/02/2006 9:58:15 AM PDT by tob2 ( "I may not be perfect but I'm always me." Anon.)
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