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Posted on 10/02/2006 9:16:45 AM PDT by DCBryan1Edited on 10/02/2006 12:55:46 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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.
Wasn't there one just in Vegas? Our young people need Jesus' guidance in these troubling times.
Here's the local WGAL-TV News 8 story...
BREAKING NEWS: Police Surround One-Room Amish Schoolhouse
POSTED: 11:26 am EDT October 2, 2006
UPDATED: 12:08 pm EDT October 2, 2006
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Police have responded to reports of a hostage situation and multiple people shot in eastern Lancaster County.
The scene is along the 4800 block of Mine Road near Paradise Township.
News 8 reporter Anne Shannon said that the incident happened at a one-room Amish schoolhouse. She said the school is marked off with police tape. She counted 13 ambulances in the area. A helicopter was overhead and numerous fire companies were on the ground.
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"This is definitely an enormous scene," Shannon said.
News 8 is stressing that the situation does not involve the Faith Mennonite School or Bart-Colerain Elementary, which are near the scene.
Stay with News 8 and WGAL.com for updates on this breaking news situation.
where in pa?
Shocking. If you can't find safety there, where can you find it?
Amish school Lancaster, Pennsylvania?
Multiple Shooting Victims and Possible Hostages in Lancaster County
|Monday October 02, 2006 12:01pm Posted By: Jim Hardly|
Lancaster Cty Amish country: The scene is along the 4800 block of Mine Road near Paradise Township.
shooter is in custody, he deserves nothing less than skinned alive and fed to bussards
Here's a bump.I am going to turn on fox.
"Wasn't there one just in Vegas? Our young people need Jesus' guidance in these troubling times."
Or if the parents busted their asses once in a while they would know what happens when you mess up. Kids can't handle any thing any more; it's pathetic.
MSNBC has been covering this for about 45 minutes. Shooter is in custody. Six to eight people with injuries. No word on fatalities.
Thanks, fatima. Keep us apprised of the TV news situation; I can't watch it because of the little one.
I heard an interview a year or two ago and this investigator said that the reason we get clusters of school shootings is because of the way the press and the media handle their reporting of them. All of the reports tend to trigger these things. I agreed then and I agree now.
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