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19-year-old male confesses threat to burn home with Mom and Dad inside
Fitzwilliam Notebook ^ | 1662 | Isaac Newton

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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: safety; schools; teenagers; violence
Close call -- thank God!
1 posted on 01/12/2013 12:50:28 PM PST by qwertyz
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To: qwertyz

Dang, will the Obama government look at banning matches too?


2 posted on 01/12/2013 12:56:41 PM PST by existentially_kuffer
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To: qwertyz

Ban assault crossbows!


3 posted on 01/12/2013 1:04:18 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: qwertyz

Meanwhile, back at the Asylum on the Hill, the DemoRetards think that the NRA, its members and their guns are the problem.


4 posted on 01/12/2013 1:20:19 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Impeach Obama Now.)
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To: qwertyz

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.


5 posted on 01/12/2013 1:43:54 PM PST by pennyfarmer (Your socialist beat our liberal AGAIN.)
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To: neverdem

>> later diagnosed with Asperger syndrome

FYI


6 posted on 01/12/2013 2:35:15 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: qwertyz
19-year-old male confesses threat to burn home with Mom and Dad inside

Although Newton confessed to this threat in a diary at a later time, apparently the actual incident occurred before the age of 11.

7 posted on 01/12/2013 2:50:03 PM PST by wideminded
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To: existentially_kuffer

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..........


8 posted on 01/12/2013 4:09:38 PM PST by Quickgun (I came here screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: wideminded

Sadly in cases like this, it can happen anywhere, anytime.


9 posted on 01/13/2013 1:51:07 AM PST by qwertyz
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