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Arizona cops foil girl's school shooting plot with help from Toronto police
Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 21, 2012 | The Canadian Press | Associated Press

Posted on 12/21/2012 6:22:25 AM PST by daniel1212

PHOENIX - Officials in the U.S. say detectives have arrested a 16-year-old female student and foiled an Arizona school shooting plot with the help of Toronto police.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says the girl's threat was posted on a YouTube channel owned by a transgender community in Toronto.

The owner of the channel contacted Toronto police who then tracked down the teen who had plans to gun down her schoolmates at Red Mountain High and kill herself.

According to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, U.S. detectives acted within hours of being alerted by officers in Toronto on Wednesday and visited the girl's home in Mesa, Ariz., some 32 kilometres from Phoenix.

Police say the girl was arrested after she admitted posting the threat.

They say the teen told officers she planned the attack well ahead of last Friday's school massacre in Connecticut, where 20 young children and six adults died in a shooting rampage.

Police say they found three handguns at the teen's home, but the weapons were released to the girl's father for safe keeping.

They said the girl's parents both told detectives that their daughter had a history of mental health issues, had been seen by a psychiatrist, and had recently been asking about where the guns were kept in the house.

The teen is being detained at a juvenile facility and is facing charges of one count of computer tampering and one count of threatening and intimidating.

"We were very fortunate on this occasion to prevent another possible mass tragedy," Arpaio said in a statement. "It takes more than just law enforcement though. We need the active co-operation of parents, members of the community, and friends and neighbours to effectively stop these potential disasters before they happen."

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TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arizona; arpaio; school; shootings; transgender
That is all they wrote.
1 posted on 12/21/2012 6:22:40 AM PST by daniel1212
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To: daniel1212

Once again Sheriff Joe comes through.


2 posted on 12/21/2012 6:27:01 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: daniel1212

This is not a gun issue. It’s a mental health issue.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 6:28:58 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: daniel1212

Thankful to hear that the plot was foiled.

Arpaio is fantastic. Though I bet this story won’t make the local paper.


4 posted on 12/21/2012 6:29:05 AM PST by CountryClassSF
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To: daniel1212

If she had actually committed the shooting, she would have been described as a heterosexual, Bible-worshiping, prepper, right?


5 posted on 12/21/2012 6:29:41 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: daniel1212

Sheriff Joe...doing his job, as usual.

Plus a huge shout-out to the YouTube channel owner that alerted them.


6 posted on 12/21/2012 6:29:41 AM PST by moovova
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To: daniel1212; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

7 posted on 12/21/2012 6:34:21 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: daniel1212

Sheriff Joe acted quickly, while officials in Massachusetts simply wrung their hands and said: “We have to wait until a crime is committed”. Even if the crimes charged in Arizona don’t hold up in court, lives were saved, including the girl. Now all we have to do is wait for the lawsuit from the ACLU.......


8 posted on 12/21/2012 6:36:05 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: daniel1212
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says the girl's threat was posted on a YouTube channel owned by a transgender community in Toronto

wait.... what?

9 posted on 12/21/2012 6:41:31 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Mental health issues? She will be out on the street in a month...


10 posted on 12/21/2012 6:44:07 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: daniel1212

That high school is very close to home...very close. Thank goodness our Sheriff was quick to react. Local talk radio discussing it now.


11 posted on 12/21/2012 6:46:32 AM PST by azishot (When your life is on the line, lead is worth more than gold.)
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To: daniel1212

Many here may have issues with the transgender community or whatever they call themselves but props to the alert individual who notified the police. Arpaio acted well but without the notification he would have simply watched it happen


12 posted on 12/21/2012 6:52:04 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: daniel1212
I wish they'd stop making a big national deal of that slaughter in Conn. Our Ohio governor has asked Ohioans to have a moment of silence for the victims today at 9:30a.m. Would be nice if we'd have a DAILY MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THE 3,300 VICTIMS OF ABORTIONISTS' KNIVES AND SUCTION MACHINES, but, nothing of the sort will be done.

I also wish we, here in Ohio, had no idea what that a-hole's name was that shot those people. Nothing but high publicity over this tragedy, but nothing for the 3,300 innocents ruthlessly slaughtered every day .

13 posted on 12/21/2012 6:56:18 AM PST by laweeks
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To: laweeks

“I wish they’d stop making a big national deal of that slaughter in Conn.”

They’re just encouraging more shooters by giving this guy publicity. Maybe we should pass a “school shooting privacy” law or something, so that the press can’t release any details about the suspect. No promise of fame, and fewer of these crazies will go on a rampage.


14 posted on 12/21/2012 7:01:15 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: daniel1212

Joe for President. he knows how to get things done. I know :(


15 posted on 12/21/2012 7:11:39 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: muir_redwoods; daniel1212

I read this as, “she” is probably a he. “She” posted the message to a transgender owned channel on YouTube because “she” is transgendered.
That would explain “her” mental health issues.


16 posted on 12/21/2012 7:19:04 AM PST by brent13a
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To: laweeks

Ah, but you forget. Abortion gets two thumbs up. It’s okay to kill those sacks of tissue remember. Only once they exit the hatchery is it against the law to kill them. Welcome to bizzaro world. Leftys will never show pics of abortion tools and classify them as murder weapons. They are truly demented.

Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.


17 posted on 12/21/2012 7:42:30 AM PST by rktman
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To: brent13a

she is “transgengered” or want to be. father was concerned about her asking about guns so he put trigger locks on them.

(part of the story that the MSM won’t tell)


18 posted on 12/21/2012 7:43:28 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: Russ

“Mental health issues? She will be out on the street in a month...”

About 30 years ago a man named Billy Ferry killed and maimed 30 people standing in lines at a crowded Win-Dixie in Tampa. He brought in a bucket of gasoline and threw it over them and lit a match. It was horrendous. His family had warned police for years that he was crazy and violent and begged for state help. They couldn’t afford to put him away themselves. The state, county and city had turned them down because they couldn’t afford to keep somebody who was essentially insane locked up for the rest of his life. It wasn’t until 30 people were killed and maimed that they did anything.

So, yes, they’ll give her a bottle of Damitol and let her go under her parent’s care. If her parents are really amazing then she may get better. But my guess is that they aren’t or they’d have picked up some clue before now that this was in the wind.


19 posted on 12/21/2012 8:20:01 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: struggle

Considering the site she posted on, and the sheriff, it likely will be marginalized.


20 posted on 12/21/2012 8:58:25 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: laweeks

Murder at the point of a gun or aspiration abortifacients is still killing, whether cognizant and intentional or not.


21 posted on 12/21/2012 9:06:34 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: azishot

“That high school is very close to home...very close.”

Close for me too...between Power and Recker on 62nd st.


22 posted on 12/21/2012 9:06:34 AM PST by mouske
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To: Gen.Blather

http://www.law.fsu.edu/library/flsupct/67759/67759ini.pdf

About Billy Ferry.


23 posted on 12/21/2012 11:01:54 AM PST by Amberdawn
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To: daniel1212

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Council-Rock-High-School-Closed-Due-to-Threat-Student-Arrested—184431821.html
Council Rock High School Closed Due to Threat, Student Arrested
Northampton Township police arrested a Council Rock High School South student and seized two handguns from his bedroom after he allegedly threatened a shooting at the school.


24 posted on 12/21/2012 11:22:20 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Amberdawn

http://www.law.fsu.edu/library/flsupct/67759/67759ini.pdf
About Billy Ferry.
Oh, my goodness, I was breathless reading this. I remember the incident as I was in Tampa and knew the store. There’s no mention of the people who were badly burned, only the ones killed. I only recall the news account and I recall 30 total burned or killed. I think at the time they didn’t know who would die, as they didn’t die right there on the scene but over the following days. (This is from memory.)

Do you have any idea what happened to that monster? BTW, I don’t believe in the insanity defense. The founders believed in demonic possession and that’s why they put the insanity defense in the law as everybody knows good men only do bad things if they Devil makes them. Well, I’m okay killing the Devil to protect society.


25 posted on 12/21/2012 3:05:12 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

From what I read, they vacated his death sentence and have kept him in prison. He was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic and his life was “spared”. He will never get out, however. He’s serving 5 life sentences on top of his other felonies. Frightening guy.


26 posted on 12/21/2012 4:17:17 PM PST by Amberdawn
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