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  • Md. teen’s father alerts detectives to mass school shooting plot

    03/28/2017 6:04:45 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 80 replies
    WTOP News ^ | March 27, 2017 5:54 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    A Catoctin High School student faces felony charges for what investigators called a detailed plot to carry out a mass shooting at the school. Her father tipped authorities to the alleged plot, which included a timeline, phases of the attack and a target date, as well as a gun and potential bomb-making materials. FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. — An 18-year-old woman faces felony charges for what investigators called a detailed plot to carry out a mass shooting at her high school. “There is no doubt in our minds that we averted a disaster out there,” said Frederick County Sheriff Charles Jenkins,...
  • Police: 2 Troy High Students Plotted Shooting ‘Bigger Than Columbine’

    02/01/2017 9:46:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 1, 2017
    Two Troy High School students have been taken into custody on accusations they plotted a school shooting, police announced Wednesday. The two 16-year-olds were arrested on charges of making criminal threats and conspiracy to commit a felony, the Fullerton Police Department reported. According to police, the two suspects were overheard Tuesday night at a Troy High athletic event plotting to “shoot up” the school. A witness told police the suspects discussed various types of guns and described the shooting plot as being “bigger than Columbine,” referring to the 1999 school shooting that left 13 innocent people dead. The witness snapped...
  • Massachusetts Bums lie about Question 2 (charter schools)

    11/08/2016 9:34:49 AM PST · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    The liberal media continues to lie on behalf of lazy bum teachers in the Massachusetts schools. The schools that have let down our children for decades and have made them into brainwashed zombies, underachieving socialists and have destroyed their desire to make any accomplishment, destroyed their self esteem and have made them into automatrons who believe what the media, pop culture and government says without question The biggest lie fed to the public is that question 2 would take money out of public schools and make them fail more. This is a lie... FACT: The funding of schools in...
  • ‘Damaged masculinity’ may help explain Columbine and other mass shootings

    04/20/2016 8:02:21 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2016 | Michael S. Rosenwald
    ‘Damaged masculinity’ may help explain Columbine and other mass shootings mike.rosenwald@washpost.com Follow @mikerosenwald View Archive RSS Feed April 20 at 6:34 AM Columbine High Schoolshooter, Eric Harris. (AP Photo/HO) Wednesday marks the 17th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre — the terrible day in 1999 when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 and wounded dozens more before killing themselves in Colorado.In the strangely American phenomenon of mass shootings, Columbine comes up again and again. As I wrote last year: It was Columbine that changed everything…a horrifying event that occurred just as the Internet was taking root in the...
  • Mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold gives first TV interview since massacre: ... [TR}

    02/12/2016 10:01:28 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12 February 2016 | Meg Wagner
    Full Headline ... "Mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold gives first TV interview since massacre: 'I had all those illusions that everything was OK'" The mother of one of the Columbine shooters still has trouble calling her son a "killer," nearly 17 years after the bloody high school massacre that left 13 people dead. "There is never a day that goes by where I don't think of the people that Dylan harmed," Sue Klebold told ABC's "20/20 Friday" in her first TV interview since her son's gun rampage. She then explained why she used the delicate term "harmed."
  • In Liberals' Fevered Imagination, There's a White Christian Terrorist Under Every Bed

    01/17/2016 4:41:48 AM PST · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | January 17, 2016 | Benny Huang
    If you got your degree from the University of California, you might want to demand a refund. A newly surfaced video, recorded in October, shows Professor Ross Avila of UC-Merced teaching his class that 90% of terrorism in this country is carried out by “white Caucasian men.” I think he meant to say “white Christian men,” though it’s possible the professor doesn’t understand redundancy. Avila was trying to demonstrate to his class that people use mental shortcuts when thinking about complex issues such as terrorism. Implied in his statement, of course, is the idea that most Americans’ mental shortcuts amount...
  • Hillary Taking on NRA in Quest for More Gun Control

    09/03/2015 2:44:27 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 38 replies
    New American ^ | September 3, 2015 21:20 UTC | Bob Adelmann
    (...) Following the on-air shooting of two television reporters in Roanoke, Virginia, she declared: “I feel just great heartache at what happened. I want to reiterate how important it is [that] we not let yet another terrible instance go by without trying to do something more to prevent this terrible killing that is stalking our country.” She added: "We have got to do something about gun violence in America — and I will take it on." She said the same thing back in July, in an obvious shift away from avoiding Second Amendment issues during the presidential campaign to avoid...
  • Columbine Killers' Basement Tapes Destroyed

    03/18/2015 5:53:28 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 12 replies
    Westword ^ | February 2, 2015 | Alan Prendergast
    They were the most notorious yet least-seen artifacts from one of the worst school shootings in American history -- roughly four hours of home videos made by two teenage killers-to-be, shot in the last weeks of their lives and offering glimpses into the methods and motives behind the 1999 attack on Columbine High School that killed thirteen people and seriously injured two dozen more. The so-called "basement tapes" of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold have been the subject of intense litigation and media speculation, morbid curiosity and outrage, half-baked psychoanalysis and earnest requests from violence-prevention researchers to make them available...
  • Radio Reports Another Shooting at Littleton, CO HS (Site of Columbine Shooting, Year After Newton)

    12/13/2013 12:21:17 PM PST · by Robert A Cook PE · 97 replies
    WSB Radio, Atlanta
    Radio report says sheriff reports two shot, no more details. Wait for ABCNNBCBS to make even more publicity about this considering their reaction to Newton's anniversary tomorrow.
  • Sandy Hook killer took motive to his grave

    11/25/2013 6:49:09 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-25-13 | Matt Smith
    In the years leading up to the December 2012 massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, Adam Lanza went from a merely shy pre-teen to a mentally ill recluse obsessed with school shootings. But during that long descent, Lanza never gave anyone any indication that he would one day turn a gun on his mother and then storm his onetime grade school with a semiautomatic rifle, killing 20 first-graders and six adults, investigators reported Monday. And so Connecticut authorities closed the book on the second-deadliest shooting in U.S. history with the motive still a mystery. Lanza shot himself at the...
  • Hey Anti-gunner: Do you have any remorse over supporting gun-free zones?

    09/21/2013 8:03:50 AM PDT · by sdnet · 22 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-09-21 | Steve Adcock
    Inquiring minds want to know – to those who support gun free zones throughout the country, do you feel any remorse at all when so many high profile gun tragedies occur in, wait for it…gun free zones? The entire city of Chicago is a gun free zone. Yet, the city sees some of the highest crime in the nation, including a particularly hideous crime this week that took the lives of 3 people and wounded 23 others, including a 3-year old boy. Or what about Columbine? Sandy Hook? Virginia Tech? All gun free zones. But let’s not forget the Aurora...
  • Navy Yard Shooting Another Clinton Gun-Free Zone Fail

    09/17/2013 4:50:48 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investot's Business Daily ^ | September 17, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: As the usual suspects call for stricter gun control, the fact remains that a gunman with two prior gun-crime arrests entered a secure military facility with a stolen ID and found no one able to shoot back. It was Fort Hood all over again. Aaron Alexis, a gunman whose prior behavioral warning signs were ignored, opens fire in an installation belonging to the most powerful military on Earth and those who protect our nation and design our weapons are not allowed to have a weapon to defend themselves. He was more equipped than the 12 people he killed on...
  • Terror: The Writing Is On The Wall

    04/24/2013 9:09:32 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | April 23, 2012 | Bradlee Dean
    “The system of terror was essential to Stalinism. … Terror was the creation to mold politically the control that they wanted.”– Condoleezza Rice, “Joseph Stalin: Red Terror” As we look back at the atrocities that have devastated America over the past 12 years since 9/11, one has to reflect upon history and see how it is that past dictators have profited from the use of “terror.” For example: Hitler was responsible for attacking his own Reichstag to start a world war. He perpetuated a war against the “enemies” he himself created. His propagandists had the Germans believing they were under...
  • On Columbine anniversary, survivor says gun bill fight isn’t over yet (Make it stop!)

    04/20/2013 4:07:48 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/20/2013 | By Liz Goodwin
    Katie Lyles was a sophomore at Columbine High School when her math class was interrupted by the sound of gunfire on April 20, 1999. She fled the class, and survived. But by the end of the day, she would find out that her lab partner from science class and one of her teachers were among the 13 people killed by a pair of seniors who went on a shooting rampage that day. Fourteen years later, Lyles, now an art teacher at an elementary school in the same Colorado community, decided to become an advocate for expanded background checks and other...
  • I survived the Columbine High School shooting

    04/20/2013 9:13:36 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 5 replies
    scholastic.com ^ | April 20, 2013 | Melissa Miller
    I was in the Columbine parking lot when I heard the first explosion. I thought it had to be a firecracker—some kind of senior prank. Then, I looked up and saw the backs of two guys in black trench coats. They were standing at the top of the hill near the rear entrance to the school. It was Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. I didn't know their names then, but I'd seen them around. My friends and I would move out of their way in the halls. They scared us. As Eric and Dylan turned around, I saw that they...
  • Cho's Chains and Klebold's Correspondence Still Matter

    04/10/2013 12:03:46 PM PDT · by IChing · 5 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 4/10/13 | Donald Joy
    I know I’m not the only one who remembers how, almost exactly 6 years ago at Virginia Tech, mass-murderer Seung-Hui Cho chained and padlocked the doors to an academic building shut. That was so that he could effectively trap his numerous (32 killed and 23 wounded) , defenseless victims inside – except for the handful who managed to breach and exit second story windows, suffering injuries from falling to the ground – and to keep the responding police outside for long, crucial minutes while he conducted his murderous rampage. Cho knew he’d face no armed opponent once he had his...
  • Overusing the 'bully' label

    03/24/2013 11:01:32 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 3-23-13 | susan eva porter
    Admittedly, digital media amplifies some of their mistakes and pours salt into wounds, but the behavior and reactions aren't new. What's new is our reaction to childhood aggression -- and our increasing impatience with children and readiness to label them when they make certain mistakes or experience pain. What caused this shift? In a word, Columbine, but not for the reasons many believe. Dave Cullen, in his book "Columbine," wrote that after the 1999 Colorado school massacre, the media crafted the explanation that shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold had been bullied. They apparently hadn't been, but the nation --...
  • Answer, point-by-point, Columbine survivor Evan Todd's open letter to the President.

    02/25/2013 2:26:40 PM PST · by wouldilie · 4 replies
    Sign the petition! Evan Todd was wounded April 20th 1999 in the Columbine Massacre. He believes that the legislation the President is proposing to limit American's gun rights will fail. He is not the only person. Evan has penned an open letter to The President with one of the smartest, thorough explanations to date. The American people deserve to hear why The President disagrees. American's deserve better than talking points with flawed logic.
  • A Columbine Survivor Reaches Out To President Obama

    02/23/2013 12:11:25 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-23-13 | Skookum
    Let's set the parameters, before you read this article. First and foremost, I am a firm believer in gun control. A good site picture, a steady hand, timed breathing, and a smooth trigger squeeze all contribute to gun control and a tight grouping on your target. Being unfamiliar with your weapon or deficient on any of these components will mean poor gun control and imprecise shooting, which is a waste of ammunition. We all have different views on gun control. Most of the readers believe in the ability of the individual to defend himself against home intruders, strong arm thugs,...
  • Being Shot Gave This Columbine Survivor Strong Views on Gun Control— Here’s Why He Opposes More

    02/21/2013 6:39:10 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 19 February, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Evan Todd will never forget the day that Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris burst into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., intent on killing. How could he? He was the first student shot in the library during a massacre that claimed 12 students and one teacher and went down as one of the worst school assaults in U.S. history. Since that terrifying day, Todd has been active and open about his views on social and political issues, including gun control. But rather than fight against weapons, he’s been vocal that he doesn’t believe firearms are the culprit. In fact, the...