Skip to comments.19-year-old male confesses threat to burn home with Mom and Dad inside
Posted on 01/12/2013 12:50:20 PM PST by qwertyz
Another bright, young male with time on his hands, another violent fantasy.
This time, however, the young man who was "threatning [sic] my father and mother Smith to burne [sic] them and the house over them" was stopped in time. An owner of a crossbow, the teen was a resident of Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth in Lincolnshire, England. Removed from King's School, Grantham, two years prior to the incident, the suspect is son of Hannah Ayscough and stepfather Rev. Barnabus Smith. The incident was recorded in the teen's diary which listed several violent episodes -- including an assault on another student with a pin and wishing people dead.
Authorities believe the incineration plot stemmed from the remarriage of his mother to Rev. Smith, rector of North Witham. Ms. Ayscough's first husband -- biological father of the suspect -- was a struggling farmer and owner of Woolsthorpe Manor.
The young man seemed troubled from the start. Born severely underweight and later diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, he was defiant and inattentive in childhood. He attended two elementary schools in Skillington and Stoke. Transferred to Grantham at age 12, he was victim of a bullying incident that led to a violent retaliatory assault. Thereafter, neighbors say the young man withdrew into books, dangerous science experiments and a preoccupation with numbers.
Unlike the "Beautiful Mind" syndrome linked to schizophrenia, Asperger syndrome is not associated with delusions or hallucinations. A family friend, Henry Stokes, master at King's School, urged Ms. Ayscough to continue her son's education. In spite of efforts by family and friends, however, the disfunction that characterized the young man's past resurfaced. The teen was enrolled in a work-study program at Trinity College, Cambridge, when he confessed to making the threat.
Dang, will the Obama government look at banning matches too?
Ban assault crossbows!
Meanwhile, back at the Asylum on the Hill, the DemoRetards think that the NRA, its members and their guns are the problem.
I don’t know much about Asperger syndrome, I see it tied to these social outbursts that end badly.
Seems that if someone is diagnosed with it we should make a special effort not to allow them access to dangerous things. Families should also make an effort not to let them participate in activities that could activate such outbursts.
>> later diagnosed with Asperger syndrome
Although Newton confessed to this threat in a diary at a later time, apparently the actual incident occurred before the age of 11.
Especially those “strike anywhere” matches, Future matches sold will have to have a coded strip in the box that will be permanetly glued to the back of you hand, and you will be the only person who can strike those matches, only on that strip..........
Sadly in cases like this, it can happen anywhere, anytime.
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