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Shooting at Amish School in Lancaster County PA.
Fox News ^ | 10/2/06 | Unkn

Posted on 10/02/2006 10:45:12 AM PDT by passionfruit

NICKEL MINES, Pa. — Six people were killed by a gunman at a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County Monday, according to the county coroner.

Several others were taken to hospitals with injuries, authorities said.

"So far, six confirmed dead, and the helicopters are pulling into (Lancaster General Hospital) like crazy," Coroner G. Gary Kirchner said.

More than one victim was also taken to Hershey Medical Center in Hershey.

Earlier, state police Cpl. Ralph Striebig said "there are a number of people dead. ... The exact number I do not know yet."

The police told FOX News that it was in fact a hostage situation and that the shooter is now killed. It's not yet known whether the shooter is among the six deaths reported by the coroner. There were at least 12 people injured, along with the deaths, police said. Not motive is yet known.

There is a news conference scheduled at the school sometime Monday afternoon.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amish; gunviolence
Pray for this community!
1 posted on 10/02/2006 10:45:12 AM PDT by passionfruit
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To: passionfruit

....they should start banning schools.


2 posted on 10/02/2006 10:46:00 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: passionfruit

Already posted: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1712160/posts?q=1&&page=1


3 posted on 10/02/2006 10:47:05 AM PDT by Hurricane Andrew (History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.)
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To: taxed2death

This is a one room schoolhouse with first through eighth graders.


4 posted on 10/02/2006 10:47:24 AM PDT by passionfruit
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To: taxed2death

Another solution would be to stop making schools automatic victim zones by banning firearms. If some of the teachers and administrative staff were armed, there would be more of a chance that the victims could fight back.


5 posted on 10/02/2006 10:48:24 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: passionfruit

Just terrible - really makes you wonder.


6 posted on 10/02/2006 10:49:30 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: passionfruit

Dang...Prayers up


7 posted on 10/02/2006 10:50:52 AM PDT by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk)
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To: passionfruit

I'm so curious to see if there will be a massive student withdrawal after everything that's happened the past few days. Why are people leaving their kids in these schools?


8 posted on 10/02/2006 10:53:12 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (You can do that, and be a whack-job pedophile on meth.)
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To: passionfruit

Prayers up for those poor children and their families.

We all know that if the dims had more anti-gun laws, this never would have happened <---SARC


9 posted on 10/02/2006 10:53:50 AM PDT by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: LongElegantLegs

This is an Amish school, not a public school.


10 posted on 10/02/2006 10:57:02 AM PDT by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Fox news reporter talking to rep from local Hospital. He says they received 4 girls ranging from 6 to 12 years old. One expired. Heartbreaking!


11 posted on 10/02/2006 10:57:35 AM PDT by passionfruit
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To: passionfruit

this man with the gun of the hand.


12 posted on 10/02/2006 10:58:21 AM PDT by Mercat (Show me what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman.)
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To: cinives

Does that really make a difference? I wouldn't think so.


13 posted on 10/02/2006 11:00:22 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (You can do that, and be a whack-job pedophile on meth.)
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To: Truth29

These are Amish who eschew the use of firearms. They would have been unarmed anyway.....sitting ducks.


14 posted on 10/02/2006 11:01:07 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Don't you think it's interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather?)
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To: passionfruit

FOX reported 7 hospitalized, 3 very critical


15 posted on 10/02/2006 11:02:15 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...and his head is so tiny...))
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To: LongElegantLegs
link
16 posted on 10/02/2006 11:06:47 AM PDT by kinoxi (.)
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To: Ouderkirk
Some Amish have firearms. Maybe someone more knowledgeable than me can describe the differences.
17 posted on 10/02/2006 11:10:18 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: kinoxi

Your link could be from a different school. Trooper on TV says it's on White Oak Rd.


18 posted on 10/02/2006 11:10:31 AM PDT by passionfruit
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To: taxed2death
....they should start banning schools.

you know what? that's about the smartest thing I've read in some time -- as satire, it's brilliant.

19 posted on 10/02/2006 11:13:11 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("...demolishing thought hedgemony...one post at a time...")
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To: Ouderkirk
These are Amish who eschew the use of firearms. They would have been unarmed anyway.....sitting ducks.

Amish are non-violent, but they have guns. They are big hunters.

20 posted on 10/02/2006 11:13:49 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: the invisib1e hand

Fox is reporting that the shooter is a truck driver. Non Amish.


21 posted on 10/02/2006 11:15:35 AM PDT by passionfruit
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To: passionfruit

Trooper on Fox just said the shooter told his wife he was acting out to get revenge for something that happened 20 years ago. Earlier he said that the shooter targeted the girls. He tied their feet together. He took lumber into the school with him and barred the exits.


22 posted on 10/02/2006 11:18:20 AM PDT by passionfruit
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To: passionfruit

Trooper said the shooter let the adults and the boys go. Lined the girls up in front of the blackboard. Apparently all victims who died and were injured were female.


23 posted on 10/02/2006 11:21:09 AM PDT by passionfruit
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To: passionfruit
Non Amish.

I would never in a million years have suspected an Amish person. Never.

I can't [expletive deleted] some asshole took these kids that were as vulnerable as pups and treated them this way.

I've weighed in on lots of things over the years and never before have I said - not even about the ragheads that have been dominating the news for the past 5 years -- never have I said "death is too good" for anyone.

I'm beside myself. Absolutely beside myself.

24 posted on 10/02/2006 11:28:22 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("...demolishing thought hedgemony...one post at a time...")
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To: passionfruit

Do Amish believe in guns?


25 posted on 10/02/2006 11:36:51 AM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: the invisib1e hand

One bright spot in this story is that the have downgraded the death count. Originally they said six had died. Now they are reporting two students, one young teachers aide were killed before the shooter killed himself.

I'm praying for the injured and the families who must bury their young daughters.


26 posted on 10/02/2006 11:37:10 AM PDT by passionfruit
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To: Republicus2001

The Amish hunt to provide meat for their tables.


27 posted on 10/02/2006 11:38:31 AM PDT by passionfruit
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To: Truth29

Some Amish hunt. They would not use the guns to protect themselves however, without violating their beliefs. Nor would they use their fists. Not even to protect their family.


28 posted on 10/02/2006 11:39:10 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: Kenton
Amish are non-violent, but they have guns. They are big hunters.

I should have been more clear. The Amish don't walk about with a .45 ACP strapped to their hips, lest of all take the thing to school.

29 posted on 10/02/2006 11:40:20 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Don't you think it's interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather?)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I just can't understand how a father of school age children could go to a school, tie up little girls and shoot them. It's beyond me


30 posted on 10/02/2006 11:40:33 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...and his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert

Not only could I never imagine harming a child - ANY child, I am trying to imagine what could have happened 20 years ago that would cause him to target little Amish girls.

He let everyone else go. He kept only the girls, and tied them up and barred the doors so they couldn't escape.

The man was a beast and a coward.


31 posted on 10/02/2006 11:50:03 AM PDT by passionfruit
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To: passionfruit

Makes you wonder how he treated his own children.

It also may not have been a coincidence that he planned this on the day he was supposed to go for a drug test.


32 posted on 10/02/2006 11:53:50 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...and his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert

I do wonder how he treated his own children.

I wonder why these guys who have a death wish don't go someplace where everybody is armed. Like a shooting range or a police station. Oh, wait. They are cowards.


33 posted on 10/02/2006 11:56:47 AM PDT by passionfruit
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To: passionfruit

Now the disclaimers from shooters Wife, he was a loving Husband blah blah blah, not the man I know YEAH RIGHT!
This whole episode was planned & not in a couple of hours.
When the whole truth comes out I'll bet this scum bag had a long history of problems recognized, but untreated!!!


34 posted on 10/02/2006 5:08:45 PM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mr. Mason said to Mr. Dixon, you got to draw the line somewhere)
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To: mason-dixon
I just saw Bill O'Reilly saying a fourth girl died in the hospital.

I can only guess that the scumbag targeted the Amish because he know there would be little or no resistance.
35 posted on 10/02/2006 5:30:08 PM PDT by passionfruit
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To: Chi-townChief; From One - Many; goresalooza; LongElegantLegs; the invisib1e hand; Jaxter

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/photos/2006-10-02/1003rschool-d.jpg


36 posted on 10/03/2006 1:08:59 AM PDT by beyond the sea ( The Shadow of Your Smile --- Anthony Dominick Benedetto)
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To: passionfruit

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AMISH_SCHOOL_SHOOTING?SITE=PAGRE&SECTION=NATIONAL&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT


37 posted on 10/03/2006 3:20:48 AM PDT by beyond the sea ( The Shadow of Your Smile --- Anthony Dominick Benedetto)
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To: beyond the sea

The guy was sick and evil!


38 posted on 10/03/2006 9:38:13 AM PDT by passionfruit
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To: passionfruit
How in the world does one get that way? How can he go kill little girls who never did him one bit of harm?

I swear, I cannot understand that type of "sickness".

39 posted on 10/03/2006 10:14:25 AM PDT by beyond the sea ( The Shadow of Your Smile --- Anthony Dominick Benedetto)
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