Skip to comments.1 In Custody After Shots Fired At Carlsbad School
Posted on 10/08/2010 1:20:46 PM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "CARLSBAD, Calif. -- One person is in custody after shots were fired on the campus of Kelly Elementary School in Carlsbad, Carlsbad police said.
According to dispatchers, the shots were reported shortly after noon at Kelly Elementary School at Kelly and Hillside drives. The school was placed on lockdown due to the incident.
Minor injuries have been reported, but it has been determined that the injuries were not related to a shooting. A medical helicopter is landing near the school in response to the situation."
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North San Diego County...
We had a traffic pilot here in Denver start his traffic report one morning in early August 1993, “School’s in...gun sales are up.”
"I'll hold off comment until I dry"
Prayers for the kids and people at this school. WHY?? Why would a guy go shoot up an elementary school??
Don’t they understand that schools are “Gun Free Zones”?
Fox reported while ago that two children had been shot and taken by air ambulance to the hospital. They had no other details that I heard.
I live in Carlsbad; one mile from Kelly School. We used to live directly across the street from the school and our children attended Kelly.
Our youngest son-in-law is a Carlsbad police officer. Report from my daughter should be accurate. Two children were injured and life-flighted to Rady Children’s Hospital. It seems verified that their injuries were not life-threatening. Apparently they were grazed by gunfire but that is not solidly confirmed.
A man who lived nearby and was involved in the apprehension/taking down of the shooter said he had more ammo and was carrying a “gas can”. When spoken to, the nut didn’t make any sense. That’s all I know at this point.
“Two Students Suffer Minor Wounds in School Shooting”
Friday, October 8, 2010
SNIPPET: “Officers say a man said to be carrying a pumpkin was seen running across the campus firing a gun. Scott Chandler, who lives across the street from the school, told NBC TV that he helped capture the gunman. Chandler told the TV station that he and a couple of construction workers tackled the man.
“I believe he ran out of bullets, then ran to a fence, chased by a couple guys,” Chandler told NBC TV. Chandler described the man’s gun as a long barrel .38 and said the incident could have been much worse because he told NBC TV the gunman had a box of bullets in his pants that police recovered and had brought a 5-gallon gas can with him as well.”
SNIPPET: “Asked if the gunman was shooting at the school, Chandler said that the suspect “shot all over.” Chandler also said that after the suspect was tackled, he “wasn’t speaking clearly.” After police took the suspect into custody, Chandler jumped back over the fence and went with the school’s principal to search classrooms.
Authorities say the bomb squad was called in because there was a propane tank in the suspect’s car. The robot was on the scene after they determined the car was the suspected shooters’. They wanted to make sure the car wasn’t “booby-trapped””
Thanks. Way more info that I got from the news.
Mrs. Prince of Space
Yes, that is the location. Kelly Drive extends from El Camino Real to just past the school where it is crossed by Park Drive.
Our youngest also went to Magnolia in the latter years of elementary and both went to Valley. Carlsbad has exploded in growth. We now have several middle schools and a second high school, La Costa Canyon. I can’t remember if LCC was built back in 96. We have lived here since 1974.
It’s still a beautiful place. Of course the local reaction is, “How could this happen here?” Isn’t that always the case? It shows that sick minds lurk anywhere and everywhere and the world is a dangerous place.
Thank our Lord that the two injured children are going to be okay. Local news and also FNC reported that the parents had contacted police/city staff to let them know the children were doing well.
“His pistol apparently ran out of ammunition before several construction workers who happened to be in the area gave chase. One of them used his pickup truck to knock down the attacker, allowing them to catch him and hold him for police, who arrived moments later.”
They arrested a numeral? (What idiot wrote that headline?)
“...a man said to be carrying a pumpkin was seen running across the campus firing a gun...”
Is this normal behavior?
There is a reason this sort of thing happens regularly at schools and not so regularly at shooting ranges.
Carlsbad was a very nice and caring community and I hated leaving. Everyone seemed to know everyone else, which I kinda miss.
Mrs. Prince of Space
“Police: Gunman faces six counts of attempted murder in school shooting”
By Sara Pratley, CNN
October 9, 2010 12:58 a.m. EDT
SNIPPET: “Construction workers at Kelly Elementary School detained a 41-year-old male suspect shortly after noon until officers arrived, Eppel said. Police do not suspect the man has a relationship with any students at the school.”
SNIPPET: “The man, dressed in black, was then tackled by other construction workers and witnesses.”
SNIPPET: “Police said the suspect provided three names, one of them a woman’s name, when asked for identification.”
“Shots fired at Carlsbad school; two children hurt, man arrested”
San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 10/8/2010 | AARON BURGIN, KRISTINA DAVIS AND NATHAN SCHARN
Posted on October 9, 2010 2:01:05 AM PDT by South40
SNIPPET: “CARLSBAD A man seemingly bent on violence and destruction stormed Kelly Elementary School in Carlsbad Friday and fired into a crowd of children on the playground, striking two girls, before being chased and tackled by nearby construction workers.
Brendan L. ORourke, 41, believed to be a transient, was arrested on six counts of attempted murder and various weapons charges, Carlsbad police said.
A trail of blood led to a classroom, which held two second-graders who suffered bullet wounds to their right arms, police said. The girls, ages 6 and 7, were flown to Rady Childrens Hospital for treatment and were doing well, Carlsbad Police Chief Gary Morrison said.
We are grateful to God only two children were hurt, Carlsbad Mayor Bud Lewis said. We know in this tragedy, it could have been far worse.
Several witnesses saw the gunman clad in black, running on the school grounds shortly after noon carrying a gas can and shooting at random during recess.
He was dressed just like a bad guy, in a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants, said neighbor Scott Chandler, who saw the violence unfold from his driveway near the schoolyard on Kelly and Riviera drives.
Chandler ran toward the school as fast as he could and caught up with two construction workers, Steven Kane and Mario Contreras, assigned to a cafeteria expansion project. They chased the gunman through the field and over a fence.
Carlos Partida, another construction worker, said he jumped into his black Ford F-150 pickup when his co-workers started chasing the gunman. Partida struck the man with his truck, knocking him to the ground, police said.
Partida, Kane and Contreras wrestled a .357 Magnum silver revolver with a wooden handle from ORourke.
Chandler said he noticed that one of the men was holding the gun and appeared ready to use it against the suspect.
I said, Dude, put the gun down, Chandler said.
As the men peppered ORourke with questions, the gunmans only reply was a series of growls and grunts, Chandler said.
Witness Terry Lynn, who raced to the school in his van after seeing the shooting from his upstairs bedroom window, said the gunman came prepared to inflict damage.
How many kids could he kill in five minutes? he recalled thinking as he raced out of the house.
He came prepared, with extra ammunition and reloaders packed in his pocket, said Lynn, who waited with the men who captured ORourke until police came.”
These guys evidently just went for it unarmed against an active shooter and prevailed. Brave men.
Who Dares Wins.
First responders are not always emergency services, FLEAS /LEOS........Ain’t worth living if ya don’t try and save kids from such.
God Bless em that did such. Hope they get recognition for their actions.
Sad that the generations of school kids experienced an evolution of threats from indian attacks, fire drills, bert the turtle duck and cover nuclear threats and now this lock down crap......arm the damn, administration, teachers, volunteers and school employees NOW !
Enough is enough of letting this rabid trash prey on our kids.
BTW...no mention of (or I missed it) the local PD or Sheriffs Department school liaison officer(s)......???
We even have one in our small town school.
Amen...glad to see so many guys go after him...