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  • Sheriff: La. 8th-grader planned school shooting

    05/18/2009 7:00:19 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 15 replies · 744+ views
    LAROSE, La. – A Louisiana middle school student stormed into a classroom and fired a gunshot over a teacher's head Monday before shooting himself in a bathroom, authorities said. Investigators found a suicide note and plans for a rampage in the teen's journal. The 15-year-old student, whose name was not released, fired once around 9 a.m. inside a classroom at Larose-Cut Off Middle School, then shot himself in the head, said Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre. He was in critical but stable condition. The teacher had never taught the teen. Webre said investigators found a note describing the boy's plans...
  • BREAKING NEWS-Man is shot near Harvard University dorm doorway

    05/18/2009 7:19:18 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 8 replies · 786+ views
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A man has been shot near a Harvard University dormitory. The man was wounded Monday outside an entrance to Kirkland House, one of a dozen dorms on the university's campus in the Boston suburb of Cambridge. He's hospitalized in stable condition. Police say it's unclear if he's a student. House Master Tom Conley tells The Harvard Crimson daily student newspaper the man doesn't live in the undergraduate dorm. A witness tells the Crimson the victim appeared to be "college-aged" and was bleeding but conscious. Dorm administrators have e-mailed students about the shooting and asked them to cooperate...
  • Person shot at Harvard residence hall

    05/18/2009 4:22:28 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies · 1,205+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 18, 2009 | Emma Rose Johnson
    A person was shot this evening at the entrance of a Harvard University residence hall, police said. It was not immediately clear whether the male victim, who was shot in the abdomen, was a student. Sergeant James DeFrancisco of the Cambridge Police said that after authorities were alerted about 4:50 p.m. they found the victim on Dunster Street, outside Kirkland House, one of Harvard's 12 undergraduate houses. DeFrancisco said the victim was taken to the hospital and was in stable condition. The Cambridge and Harvard police departments blocked off streets near the shooting and were searching for an assailant, according...
  • Two stories from college, two different endings(guns)

    05/09/2009 5:46:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies · 1,348+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 May, 2009 | David Workman
    There have been two markedly different tales of violence and bloodshed from two different college towns that ended two different ways, reflecting the vast differences in culture and the gaping chasm that exists between the political correctness of the gun-free zone mentality and the common sense of being prepared. Story #1 comes from Middletown, CT, where 21-year-old Johanna Justin-Jinich will not see another birthday because a man identified by police as Stephen Morgan shot her dead on May 6 at an off-campus bookstore café. Morgan was caught by a surveillance camera with a gun in his hand. Alarming about this...
  • Wesleyan Murder Suspect Targeted Me, Former Navy Buddy Says

    05/08/2009 12:45:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies · 752+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5-8-09 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Wesleyan University coed who was shot dead earlier this week was not the first person her accused murderer targeted with harassing phone calls and threatening e-mails, the suspect's former Navy buddy told FOXNews.com. Stephen Morgan, 29 — who is being held on $15 million bond in Wednesday's fatal shooting of Johanna Justin-Jinich at the Wesleyan bookstore in Middletown, Conn. — sent disturbing text messages to his onetime pal following his discharge in early 2003. One of the messages read: "In my path towards Divinity, you won't go unused," "I dodged a bullet on Wednesday and some poor Jewish girl...
  • Wesleyan Student Shooting Suspect Surrenders (Targeted Jews)

    05/08/2009 4:02:25 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 13 replies · 868+ views
    fox news ^ | 5/8/2009 | Fox News
    For two days, Wesleyan University feared becoming another Virginia Tech as police conducted a nationwide manhunt for a man accused of stalking and killing one student and threatening to kill more. But the crisis came to an abrupt end late Thursday just 10 miles from campus after suspect Stephen P. Morgan saw his photo in a newspaper and asked a convenience store clerk to call police. Officers found him standing peacefully outside a Cumberland Farms store in south Meriden. They took him to the ground, then walked inside to tell the startled clerk that Morgan was the man wanted for...
  • Conn. students warned to stay in after shooting

    05/07/2009 6:00:03 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 6 replies · 764+ views
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Wesleyan University students were told to stay in their dorms and the city's only synagogue closed Thursday as police warned that the man wanted in the shooting death of a woman at a bookstore may be bent on killing other students and Jews. Apparently applying the lessons of Virginia Tech, police and administrators locked down the 3,000-student campus and stepped up patrols as authorities hunted for the killer. Johanna Justin-Jinich, a 21-year-old student, was shot several times Wednesday inside a bookstore cafe just off campus by a gunman wearing a wig. Two years ago, she complained to...
  • 3 Va. men hurt in shooting at Hampton University

    04/26/2009 10:39:17 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 572+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-04-26
    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Officials say three men are hospitalized after an overnight shooting in a dormitory at Hampton University in Virginia. Police say the suspect is an 18-year-old Richmond man who shot a 62-year-old Hampton man and a 43-year-old Hampton man and then turned the gun on himself. No students were injured. School spokeswoman Yuri Rodgers Milligan says that police believe the shooter is a former student, and that one victim is the night manager of Harkness Hall.
  • 'Two die' in German school attack

    03/11/2009 4:40:46 AM PDT · by Viiksitimali · 8 replies · 511+ views
    Two people have been killed in a shooting at a school in southwest Germany, local media reports say. A number of people are also thought to have been wounded in the incident in Winnenden, near Stuttgart. Reports say the gunman wore a black combat uniform and fled into the town. However, local police were not immediately available to comment.
  • 508 Chicago School Students Shot In 16 Months

    03/10/2009 10:49:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies · 2,119+ views
    508 Chicago School Students Shot In 16 Months CBS News Interactive: Guns In America CHICAGO (CBS) ― Twenty-five Chicago Public School students have been murdered this year. As shocking as that number is, there is another figure that's very disturbing as well: the number of students who have been shot in a 16-month period is enough to fill an elementary school - 508 students, according to school officials. CBS station WBBM-TV in Chicago's Chief Correspondent Jay Levine asks why, and what is being done to stop it. Think about it. By this time tomorrow, odds are at least one Chicago...
  • Washington College Shooting Chestertown MD (breaking)

    02/19/2009 4:14:15 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 96 replies · 3,587+ views
    self | 12/19/09 | chickensoup
    Daughter just called. Campus is locked down.
  • Give Credit When It's Due

    12/03/2008 6:33:12 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 683+ views
    Buckeyfirearms.org ^ | 3 December, 2008 | Howard Nemerov
    One need only peruse media watchdog sites like News Busters to see the scope and depth of bias among the mainstream media. Whether discussing political parties, corporations, or gun rights, you can generally count on one-sided promotion of their agenda (Republicans, business, and guns all 'bad'). Such bias deserves to be exposed, because it signifies the failure of the journalistic institution to faithfully perform its public duty to tell people the truth, so that informed citizens may make better choices when voting, and hold elected officials accountable regardless of political affiliation. But that is for another column. Today, I write...
  • The Newark MS-13 massacre: Six indicted.

    09/30/2008 12:09:56 PM PDT · by HollyButler · 7 replies · 1,157+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | September 15, 2008 | By Michelle Malkin
    There are a lot of people who have forgotten about the heinous Newark schoolyard killings last year. (Background links.) I haven’t. And neither have law enforcement authorities and prosecutors in New Jersey, who have worked hard over the past year to bring the MS-13-linked barbarians to justice. Six indictments were handed down today. And officials are now formally acknowledging the illegal alien gang ties and motivations behind the brutal crimes: Prosecutors said for the first time today that the slayings of three college students in a Newark schoolyard last year had a “strong gang component” that was downplayed at the...
  • Massacre Linked To Earlier Shooting (Finland)

    09/24/2008 11:44:29 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 1 replies · 589+ views
    Police investigating the Finnish college massacre are looking into possible direct links with the country's last mass shooting Detectives believe gunman Matti Saari, who killed ten people at a college in the town of Kauhajoki, may have had contact with the killer of eight people at a school in Jokela last November. They are examining email and telephone records and suggestions the guns for both massacres could have come from the same shop. Tuesday's shooting was an almost carbon copy of that in November. Pekka Eric Auvinen, 18, also posted warnings on YouTube. Both gunmen shot themselves and died later...
  • Finnish school shooting: how killer 'calmly' picked off his victims

    09/23/2008 3:30:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies · 150+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/24/2008 | Gordon Rayner
    Matti Juhani Saari, a trainee chef, arrived at the Kauhajoki School of Hospitality at 11am local time with a pistol, ammunition and explosives in a large black bag, then pulled on a balaclava and began his killing spree in a classroom where 20 people were sitting an exam. "He was very well prepared," said Jukka Forsberg, the caretaker. "He walked calmly. He didn't say anything. He was cold-blooded." Describing how he first realised what was going on, Mr Forsberg said: "I heard the sound of shooting and hysterical girls' voices. Then two girls came towards my room and said a...
  • Finland - 'Many May Be Dead' In School Shooting

    09/23/2008 1:58:16 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 62 replies · 796+ views
    Sky News (excerpt) ^ | September 23, 2008
    Many people may be dead following a shooting at a high school in Finland, police have said. The individual with the gun is still inside the vocational college in Kauhajoki, 120 miles from Helsinki, and students are being evacuated.
  • Shooting at Knoxville High School - One Student Killed (TN)

    08/21/2008 5:25:38 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 19 replies · 651+ views
    Seymour Herald ^ | August 21, 2008 | Michele Karl
    A shooting at Central High School ended the day before it even began as one student was fatally shot Thursday morning. Students were in the cafeteria of the school when witnesses said they saw two male students shoving and would end with the death of Ryan McDonald, age 15. The school went into lockdown immediately as students run into rooms and teachers locked doors. Other area schools were also put into lockdown mode. The shooting occurred at 8:11 a.m. and the school resource officer was at the school at the time. By 8:13 a.m. Knoxville officers had arrived at the...
  • Murdered Gay Boy’s Family Blames School for Letting Him Wear Makeup

    08/15/2008 9:04:56 AM PDT · by metmom · 109 replies · 780+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Friday, August 15, 2008 | Associated Press
    VENTURA, California — The family of a gay teenager who was fatally shot in class blames the school district for allowing their son to wear makeup and feminine clothing to school — factors the family claims led to the death. The parents and brother of 15-year-old Larry King of Oxnard filed a personal injury claim against the Hueneme school district seeking unspecified damages for not enforcing the dress code, The Ventura County Star reported.
  • Accused school shooter's arraignment postponed until June

    05/09/2008 9:53:45 AM PDT · by hoppity · 8 replies · 131+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | May 8, 2008 | Raul Hernandez
    The arraignment of 14-year-old Brandon McInerney, accused of shooting an Oxnard schoolmate in the head, was postponed again Thursday and rescheduled for June. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Kevin McGee granted the delay requested by McInerney's lawyer William "Willy" Quest. Earlier, Quest said in an interview that he is working on a legal motion attacking the constitutionality of trying his client as an adult. The attorney said it will be a "very in-depth" legal issue pertaining to serious constitutional matters. Quest wants time to prepare and submit his legal motion before his client is arraigned McInerney made a brief court...
  • Terrorist's family: He was Yeshiva's driver

    03/09/2008 10:34:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 436+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar 8, 2008 | staff
    The family of the terrorist who killed eight students in a terror attack on Mercaz Harav Yeshiva Thursday night say he used to work as a driver at the institution, but police have denied their claim. Defense officials said the attacker came from east Jerusalem, home to Palestinians who hold Israeli ID cards that allow them freedom of movement. His family set up a mourning tent Friday and hung green Hamas flags outside their home. They claimed that Abu Dhein was arrested by defense forces four months ago and then released two months later. The residents would not give their...
  • ‘I shot terrorist in head’

    03/07/2008 7:34:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies · 1,451+ views
    YNETNEWS ^ | 03/06/08 | Aviram Zino
    I shot terrorist in head’ Yeshiva student who shot attacker recounts moments of horror; ‘I was studying when shots rang out’ Aviram Zino Published: 03.06.08, 22:42 / Israel News A yeshiva student who shot the Jerusalem terrorist says he was busy studying when suddenly shots rang out, prompting him to grab his gun and eventually kill the Palestinian attacker Police on Alert High terror alert across nation / Aviram Zino Police boost deployment across Israel in wake of Thursday’s bloody terror attack in Jerusalem Full Story “We realized something happened so I cocked my handgun,” Yitzhak Dadon told Ynet Thursday...
  • Police: Student dead after shooting himself at school [In front of 150 students.]

    03/06/2008 9:44:11 AM PST · by Howdy there · 62 replies · 407+ views
    Mobile Press Register ^ | 3/6/08 | Ron Colquitt,
    A male student shot himself in the head at the Davidson High School gymnasium this morning in front of about 150 other students, according to Mobile police. The unnamed boy walked into the gym shortly before 10 a.m. and fired one shot with a revolver into the ceiling before shooting himself, said Deputy Chief James Barber. The student died at the scene. The school temporarily went into lockdown. Davidson will remain open today and extra counselors are being brought in, according to Nancy Pierce, a school system spokeswoman. Parents can pick their children up if they want, she said, and...
  • Report: Student Kills Self in Front of 150 Classmates at Alabama High School

    03/06/2008 11:41:29 AM PST · by metmom · 71 replies · 330+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Thursday, March 06, 2008 | FoxNews
    An Alabama high school student walked into the school gym Thursday morning and shot himself in front of 150 other students, WKRG.com reported. Jajuan Homes, 18, reportedly fired one shot into the ceiling of the gym at Davidson High School in Mobile before turning the revolver on himself as other students watched.
  • At least 7 killed at Israeli seminary

    03/06/2008 11:47:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies · 1,762+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3-6-08 | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM - Two gunmen infiltrated a rabbinical seminary and opened fire after nightfall Thursday. At least seven people were killed, police and local media said, including at least one of the terrorists. Israeli media said about 35 people were wounded. Ambulances raced to the scene from around the city. The terrorists entered a dining hall where about 80 people were gathered, witnesses said, and opened fire. "There are at least seven killed," said Eli Dein, director of Israel's rescue service.
  • 'Terrorist fired 500-600 bullets before he was killed'- (Armed Student Takes Out Terrorist)

    03/06/2008 1:37:43 PM PST · by AngryCapitalist · 141 replies · 574+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-6-08 | jpost staff
    Eight people were confirmed dead in a terror attack at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, near the entrance to Jerusalem on Thursday evening. The attack was reportedly perpetrated by a resident of Jabel Mukaber in east Jerusalem. Rescue workers evacuate wounded from the scene of Thursday's terror attack in Merkaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem. Photo: Channel 10 Magen David Adom have confirmed 10 wounded civilians, including three seriously. One terrorist was said to have been killed by a student. Witnesses said that only one terrorist had entered the building and that he managed to fire 500-600 bullets over the course of 4-10...
  • 8 Dead in Jerusalem terror attack

    Two Palestinian terrorists entered the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Kiryat Moshe on Thursday night and opened fire at students inside. Eyewitnesses said that they saw four people dead, Channel 1 reported. Magen David Adom has confirmed casualties but the number of wounded was unknown. MDA has confirmed that one of the terrorists was killed. MDA described the incident as a "multi-casualty incident." Police were closing off the area.
  • Update: At least 7 killed at Israeli seminary

    03/06/2008 11:14:10 AM PST · by Smogger · 74 replies · 704+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 03/06/2008 | MSNBC
    Four killed in gunfire at Jerusalem school, authorities say.
  • UNC Chapel Hill Student Body President Found Shot to Death on Campus

    03/06/2008 11:30:10 AM PST · by metmom · 110 replies · 1,848+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Thursday, March 06, 2008 | FoxNews
    Chapel Hill Police identified the victim of a shooting Tuesday on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus as 22-year-old senior Eve Carson, the student body president, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Police responded to a report of gunshots in the area early Tuesday morning and found Carson's body lying in the intersection of Hillcrest Dr. and Hillcrest Circle. This is the second murder of a female college student on a southern campus in as many days. Lauren Burk was shot near Auburn University campus on Tuesday night. Both Carson and Burk are Georgia natives, from towns about one...
  • BREAKING: Shooting reported on NIU campus

    02/14/2008 1:38:07 PM PST · by JennysCool · 381 replies · 1,279+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/14/08 | Chicago Tribune
    Police and fire officials were on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb Thursday afternoon after a report of a shooting near a dormitory. "There has been a report of a possible gunman on campus," an alert on the university's Web site said. "Get to a safe area and take precautions until given the all clear. Avoid the King Commons and all buildings in that vicinity." The possible shooting took place near Cole Hall, a DeKalb police officer said. There were reports of at least one injury.
  • 5 Dead In N. Illinois University Massacre

    02/14/2008 5:56:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies · 522+ views
    cbs2chicago.com ^ | 2-14-08 | (CBS)
    DE KALB, Ill (CBS) ― A gunman opened fire on a geology class at Northern Illinois University Thursday afternoon, killing four people before killing himself on-stage in front of panicked students. Officials said the gunman opened fire in a lecture hall shortly after 3 p.m. and the campus was immediately placed on lockdown. The shooting happened at a geology lecture class in Cole Hall. Officials said the gunman emerged from behind a screen at the front of the lecture hall and opened fire with a shotgun. Police said the gunman, armed with a shotgun and two handguns, shot the professor...
  • Breaking: Student shot at EO Green School in Oxnard (8th grader in serious condition)

    02/12/2008 11:41:59 AM PST · by bd476 · 64 replies · 791+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | February 12, 2008
    Oxnard police say an eighth-grader at E. O. Green School was shot by another student about 8:30 a.m. today inside a classroom at the C Street campus. The 15-year-old victim, reported to be in serious condition, was taken to St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. The student’s name has not been released. Several dozen officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to the junior high school after receiving a report that a student had been shot inside a classroom. The suspect, also believed to be a student at the school, ran off campus after the shooting but was apprehended...
  • Shooting at Louisiana Technical College in Baton Rouge (Female Perp)

    02/08/2008 7:49:46 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 72 replies · 611+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/8/2008 | n/a
    A female student shot some people, and then shot herself at the Louisiana Technical College and then shot herself.
  • School shooter convicted again - 10 years later

    01/29/2008 7:37:00 PM PST · by jdm · 69 replies · 20,673+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 29, 2008 | Staff
    ~excerpt~FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas (AP) -- A federal jury convicted a 23-year-old man on an obscure weapons charge Tuesday, apparently unaware that 10 years ago he and another boy killed four classmates and a teacher in a schoolyard ambush. Mitchell Johnson, who killed classmates and a teacher 10 years ago, was convicted of a gun charge Tuesday. Mitchell Johnson faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced in the next 45 days on a count of possessing a firearm while being a drug user. Through his attorney, Johnson declined to comment Tuesday. Johnson was arrested on New...
  • Huckabee's book deal after Jonesboro tragedy still rankles

    01/27/2008 5:56:08 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 18 replies · 191+ views
    latimes.com ^ | 01/26/08 | Richard A. Serrano
    Critics say the Arkansas governor cashed in on the school shooting with the 1998 publication of 'Kids Who Kill.' JONESBORO, ARK. -- After two middle-school boys in camouflage gear shot and killed four classmates and a teacher here, leaving 10 others wounded and a community shattered, it seemed inevitable that someone would see opportunity in the tragedy for a book deal. Indeed, within days a publisher agreed to pay $25,000 to an Arkansas writer to produce a book on youth violence. Victims' families were outraged. They called the payment blood money and said the author was cashing in on their...
  • Colorado hero shows gun law must change

    12/13/2007 6:45:42 PM PST · by neverdem · 45 replies · 271+ views
    The Daily Telegram DAILY (MI) ^ | December 12, 2007 | MASTHEAD EDITORIAL
    At issue: A woman using a handgun to stop a killer in a “soft target,” a church. Our view: The case shows why Michigan school staff need an option for training and concealed carry, not “gun-free zones.” Another month has brought more shooting sprees in what commonly are “gun-free zones.” Four died in two separate shootings Sunday in Colorado. Eight were murdered last Wednesday in an Omaha, Neb., shopping mall. Seven students were slain recently in Finland. That followed a Cleveland school shooting in October. Only in the latest attack did an adult have a right to a gun to...
  • A tale of two shootings

    12/13/2007 7:54:13 AM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 26 replies · 124+ views
    The Potomac News ^ | December 13, 2007 | Charles Reichley
    Last April, an unbelievable tragedy unfolded in Blacksburg. A student, armed and angry, plotted and carried out a brutal assault on the students and faculty at Virginia Tech. After an early morning attack which left two people dead, he locked the doors to an academic building, and then moved methodically from room to room, shooting the occupants while they sat, stood, hid or attempted to flee. ... This Sunday, another unbelievable tragedy unfolded in Colorado. A young man, armed and angry, plotted and carried out a brutal assault on members of a Christian mission organization and a church. After an...
  • India boys 'shoot classmate dead'

    12/11/2007 11:06:35 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 10 replies · 136+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 16:50 GMT | BBC
    Euro International says it is one of Gurgaon's leading schools A schoolboy has been shot dead by two fellow students at a school campus near the Indian capital Delhi, police say.The 14-year-old was killed instantly after being fired on at the private Euro International school in the suburb of Gurgaon, police said. Gurgaon police commissioner Mahendra Lal told the BBC that two boys had been taken into custody. Incidents of gun crime at schools and colleges in India are very rare. It is not clear what prompted the shooting. Gun questionsIndian TV channels named the dead boy as Abhishek...
  • Gunman wounds 4 in missionary center

    12/09/2007 5:27:53 AM PST · by mrhansen · 67 replies · 475+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9 December 2007 | Associated Press
    DENVER - A gunman walked into a training center for young Christian missionaries in a Denver suburb early Sunday and opened fire, wounding at least four people. ADVERTISEMENT The shooting happened at about 12:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Youth With a Mission center, Arvada Police spokeswoman Susan Medina said. The extent of the injuries was not clear, and the gunman was still at large Sunday morning. According to its Web site, Youth With a Mission has about 1,000 locations worldwide and trains people to become missionaries. About 50 people were inside the Arvada site when the gunman opened fire.
  • 2 dead, 2 hurt in Colo. Christian dorm shooting

    12/09/2007 8:31:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 85 replies · 117+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12-9-2007 | Associated Press
    ARVADA, Colo. - Two youths shot in a dormitory at a training center for Christian missionaries Sunday have died, police said. A gunman walked into the dormitory in this Denver suburb early Sunday and opened fire, striking at least four people, police said. The condition of the others was not immediately clear. The gunman was still at large Sunday morning.
  • Teacher arrested for pro-Columbine blog post

    12/04/2007 5:19:45 PM PST · by Baladas · 20 replies · 357+ views
    The Associated Press. ^ | December 5, 2007 | The Associated Press.
    MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) -- Bloggers and free speech advocates are calling on prosecutors not to file charges against a teacher arrested for allegedly posting an anonymous comment online praising the Columbine shooters. In 1999, two Columbine High School students killed 12 fellow students, a teacher, and themselves. Some were disturbed by the post that police say James Buss left on a conservative blog, but other observers said it was a sarcastic attempt to discredit critics of education spending. The suburban Milwaukee high school chemistry teacher was arrested last week for the November 16 comment left on www.bootsandsabers.com, a blog on...
  • Finland gunman suicide note found

    11/08/2007 2:56:13 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 24 replies · 95+ views
    news.bbc.co.uk ^ | 11/08/2007 | news.bbc.co.uk
    Police in Finland have found a suicide note written by an 18-year-old student shortly before he went on a gun rampage at his school and killed eight people. Pekka-Eric Auvinen said goodbye to his family and explained his hatred towards society, the police said.
  • Were Anti-Depressants Involved In Finland School Massacre?

    11/08/2007 1:31:12 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies · 103+ views
    FuriousSeasons.com Blog ^ | November 08, 2007 | Philip Dawdy
    A Columbine-type massacre tragically went down at a school in Finland the other day, leaving eight dead plus the shooter. According to AHRP, there's evidence that the young shooter was on SSRIs and that they made him "aggressive," a well-documented but often overlooked problem with these drugs. AHRP reports that, although Finnish press accounts include the SSRI information, the possible SSRI connection was stripped from British and American press accounts of the shooting. Now, if the shooter had been drunk or stoned or diagnosed with schizophrenia, they would have included that information, so why would they trim out mentions of...
  • 8 Dead in Finland School Shooting

    11/07/2007 1:27:53 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 41 replies · 185+ views
    The Guardian ^ | November 7, 2007 | Anon
    TUUSULA, Finland (AP) - An 18-year-old student opened fire in a Finnish high school Wednesday, killing seven students and the principal before turning the gun on himself, police said. The teenager, who was not identified, shot himself in the head but survived and was taken to a hospital in ``extremely critical condition,'' police spokesman Tero Haapala said. The attack at Jokela High School in Tuusula, some 30 miles north of the capital, Helsinki, shocked the Nordic nation, where gun ownership is fairly common by European standards but deadly shootings are rare. ... Police said at a news conference after the...
  • Police: 4 students shot at middle school football game in Mich.

    10/24/2007 4:19:02 PM PDT · by RDTF · 20 replies · 165+ views
    abc 7 Chicago ^ | Oct 24, 2007 | AP
    October 24, 2007 (SAGINAW, Mich.) - Four students attending a middle school football game were shot Wednesday afternoon, but none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening, police say. The shootings took place at South Middle School, said a Saginaw police officer who declined to give his name. The victims, believed to be middle school students, were taken to a hospital for treatment, the officer said. He said one had a grazing neck wound and the others had leg wounds. Police arrested a suspect, believed to be a high school student -snip-
  • Victim in Del. University Shooting Dies

    10/23/2007 7:59:23 PM PDT · by RDTF · 6 replies · 195+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 23, 2007 | RANDALL CHASE, AP
    DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware State University student wounded in a campus shooting last month died of her injuries on Tuesday, her family said. Shalita K. Middleton, a 17-year-old freshman biology major from Washington, D.C., died about 3:30 p.m. at Christiana Hospital in Newark, according to a family statement released by the university. "She struggled valiantly over the last several weeks and she was an inspiration," the family said. "Ultimately, however, the internal injuries that she suffered were in the end too critical to overcome." Middleton was shot in the abdomen when gunfire broke out on campus Sept. 21....
  • Student gunman in Ohio warned of attack [Asa Coon, 14, hated God, loved Marilyn Manson]

    10/11/2007 10:12:06 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 105 replies · 2,199+ views
    YAHOO! News ^ | 11 OCT 07 | dcbryan1
    Student gunman in Ohio warned of attack, By JOE MILICIA, Associated Press Writer Thu Oct 11, 7:42 AM ET CLEVELAND - A 14-year-old student who opened fire at his high school, wounding four people before killing himself, had a history of mental problems and was known for cussing at teachers and bickering with students. Asa H. Coon, who had been suspended for fighting, warned classmates of an attack — but none took him seriously. "When he got suspended, he was like `I got something for you all,'" said student Frances Henderson, who said she often got into arguments with Coon....
  • School Shooting in Cleveland Ohio

    10/10/2007 11:04:20 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 246 replies · 9,591+ views
    Volunteer TV ^ | 10-10-07
    <p>Cleveland, OH (CBS) -- WOIO in Cleveland, Ohio is reporting that there has been a school shooting on the city's east side.</p> <p>No word on the victim's ages or condition at this time.</p>
  • 14-year-old student believed to have shot 5 high school classmates in Cleveland, Ohio

    10/10/2007 11:05:38 AM PDT · by snarks_when_bored · 24 replies · 1,681+ views
    Breaking now on the news channels...
  • Teen convicted of (high school) massacre plot

    09/28/2007 6:23:41 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies · 35+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 28, 2007 | Emily Sweeney and Michael Levenson
    Tobin Kerns appeared stunned and put his hand to his face yesterday as a juvenile court judge found the former Marshfield High School student guilty of plotting a Columbine-style massacre at the school four years ago. Alerts Authorities say Kerns, 19, and another former student, Joseph Nee, 21, were looking for vengeance against people they felt had slighted them when they plotted to bring explosives to the school, padlock the doors, and kill students and staff on their hit list. Nee is facing a separate trial as an adult in Plymouth Superior Court; a date has not been set. Dan...
  • Shots Fired Oroville, CA High School - hostages [Fox Radio News - shooter in custody; no injuries]

    09/28/2007 10:36:32 AM PDT · by clilly54 · 107 replies · 715+ views
    Sacramento cbs13.com ^ | 9/28/2007 | unknown
    evolving situation - swat teams at the school...