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Teacher Charged With Firing Blanks Pistol at Students
ABC News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Russell Goldman

Posted on 04/23/2012 1:49:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A teacher at a Virginia vocational school has been charged with terrifying a dozen students by lining them up against a classroom wall and firing a starter pistol at them execution-style.

Manuael Earnest Dillow, 60, was charged last week with 12 felony counts of brandishing a firearm on school property following the April 4 incident at the William H. Neff Center, a career and technical school, in Abingdon, Va.

Dillow allegedly lined up the students near a garage door of the school’s welding shop and pulled from the waistband of his pants a black “blank-firing handgun,” that according to police looked like a real gun.

He then shot the gun between four and ten times in the direction of the students. The sound of the gunshots were “similar to that of a firearm that fires a projectile, thus placing the students in fear,” Washington County, Va., Sheriff Fred Newman said in a statement.

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1 posted on 04/23/2012 1:49:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dumbass.

SnakeDoc


2 posted on 04/23/2012 1:51:02 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

see also: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2874337/posts


3 posted on 04/23/2012 1:52:58 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Class has been boring lately... Hey! I have an idea!


4 posted on 04/23/2012 1:55:16 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: SnakeDoctor

shot 4-10 times!
I have never seen or handled a blank firing pistol. what is that?
I have saw a Thompson sub, TV(Surfside 5) prop that fired multiple times but don’t have any idea how even that worked.


5 posted on 04/23/2012 1:58:11 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All fun and games until little gansta-wannabe in the class opens up with his own REAL weapon.

The guy is a dummy.


6 posted on 04/23/2012 1:58:47 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: SnakeDoctor
Dumbass100,000
7 posted on 04/23/2012 1:59:09 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s lucky there are apparently no concealed carry permittees in his class.


8 posted on 04/23/2012 1:59:20 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I’m sorry, I didn’t know they were blanks.”

Who knows what he was thinking?


9 posted on 04/23/2012 2:04:14 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Hulka

Dumb thing to do,,,, but,,,, kinda makes me wonder a bit about the student’s behavior,,,,,


10 posted on 04/23/2012 2:04:35 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: GOYAKLA

Its like a starter pistol. Blank is a round with gunpowder, but no projectile.

Just makes a big bang ... like a movie prop gun. Put it near enough to someones head, and you can burst an eardrum, or cause hearing loss.

SnakeDo


11 posted on 04/23/2012 2:05:32 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think we have a nominee for this year’s Joseph Hazelwood prize for career self-destruction.


12 posted on 04/23/2012 2:09:24 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: GOYAKLA
He could be the track coach. The have starters pistols.
13 posted on 04/23/2012 2:11:29 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: GOYAKLA

>>I have never seen or handled a blank firing pistol. what is that?<<

A blank pistol killed Brandon Lee (Bruce Lee’s son and most famous for the movie “The Crow”).


14 posted on 04/23/2012 2:11:36 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: samtheman

Seemed like a good idea at the time....


15 posted on 04/23/2012 2:12:30 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Probably just a tryout for the track team.


16 posted on 04/23/2012 2:13:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Good think there wasn't a horse around

"Holy s---!"

"I thought there were blanks in that gun."

"Holy s---!"

"There WERE blanks in that gun."

"Maybe he had a heart attack."

"Holy s---!"

17 posted on 04/23/2012 2:16:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: PGR88

Who needs a job and a pension anyway?


18 posted on 04/23/2012 2:25:03 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: SnakeDoctor
A big enough caliber round can do more damage than that.

“During a scene where he is lying in bed, in between takes, he was playing around with a .44 Magnum revolver that was on-set for use as a blank-firing weapon. Shortly after 5:15 p.m. he put the pistol (according to witnesses, it was loaded with three empty cartridges and two blanks) up to his right temple. As he pulled the trigger he smiled, and supposedly said, “Let's see if I got myself with this one.” He was apparently unaware that at close range, a blank can cause great damage. The explosion drove a quarter-sized piece of his skull far into his brain. The paper wadding of the straight-walled blank cartridge went straight into his temple and forced a bone chip to lodge in his brain.”

http://propguys.com/gundanger/

19 posted on 04/23/2012 2:26:02 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: SnakeDoctor

There have also been occasions where a blank fired too close to the head was the cause of death.


20 posted on 04/23/2012 2:27:50 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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