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  • Police: 1 student hurt, high school evacuated in shooting on campus in Louisville

    09/30/2014 12:14:31 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    The Republic / AP ^ | 9-30-2014 | DYLAN LOVAN
    A high school student was injured and one person was being sought after a shooting at a high school in southern Louisville, police said Tuesday. The student had non-life threatening injuries and was reunited with parents at University Hospital, Officer Phil Russell said. He didn't say if the injured student and shooter knew each other or if the shooter was a student at Fern Creek Traditional High School. Russell said the suspect left the 1,400-student school immediately after firing the shot. "It appears it is an isolated incident that happened just inside the school," Russell said. "Obviously a large crime...
  • A closer look: How many school shootings since Newtown?

    06/12/2014 11:57:27 AM PDT · by holymoly · 7 replies
    MyFOX8.com ^ | June 12, 2014 | CNN Wire
    After Tuesday’s shooting at an Oregon high school, many media outlets, including CNN, reported that there have been 74 school shootings in the past 18 months. That’s the time period since the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were shot to death. The statistic came from a group called Everytown for Gun Safety, an umbrella group started by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a passionate and public advocate of gun control. Without a doubt, that number is startling. So on Wednesday, CNN took a closer look at the...
  • Police: Reynolds gunman was a freshman & heavily armed (Oregon school shooter)

    06/11/2014 1:39:47 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 48 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 06/11/2014 | Teresa Blackman, KGW.com Staff
    Jared Michael Padgett, 15, rode the bus to school with an assault-style rifle, a semi-automatic handgun, a knife and nine loaded magazines hidden in his guitar case and duffel bag, according to Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson. He was also wearing a non-ballistic vest and a helmet with a camouflage design.
  • BREAKING: Reports of active shooter at high school near Portland (Oregon)

    06/10/2014 8:54:02 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 136 replies
    Q13Fox.com ^ | 06/10/2014 | Q13 Fox News Staff
    There were multiple reports of an active shooter around 8:30 a.m. at a high school in Troutdale, Oregon.
  • 7 shot at Seattle Pacific University; 1 in custody; suspect sought

    06/05/2014 3:56:04 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 39 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 6/5/14 | Jennifer sullivan
    Seattle police are investigating a shooting at Otto Miller Hall on the Seattle Pacific University Campus. Officials say there appears to be seven victims; no fatalities.
  • Dad arrested for speaking up at school board meeting (Gilsum, NH)

    05/06/2014 4:08:10 PM PDT · by Westbrook · 33 replies
    Best of Cain ^ | Tuesday May 6th, 2014 | Michael Johnson
    Parents in Gilford New Hampshire went to a school board meeting to get answers as to why they were not notified that their children would be reading the book "Nineteen Minutes" which details, among other things, a violent sexual encounter between teenagers. On a day when we also hear that a California school district was trying to move forward with a "lesson plan that instructed middle school students to make arguments denying the Holocaust happened," isn't this the type of parental involvement we should be encouraging? I can understand if he was being abusive or if he kept the meeting...
  • Moscow teen kills two in rare Russian school shooting

    02/03/2014 11:59:43 PM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 3, 2014 | Ian Bateson and Maria Tsvetkova
    A teenager described as a model student shot a teacher and a police officer dead and took more than 20 of his schoolmates hostage in a Moscow classroom. The suspect was disarmed and detained about an hour after the shootings after talking to his father, the owner of the two rifles with which he forced his way into the school. The incident began when the attacker cocked a gun at a guard who tried to stop him entering the school, the federal Investigative Committee said. The attacker knocked on the door of the class about five minutes after the start...
  • Student gunman kills 2, briefly takes hostages in Russian school

    02/03/2014 3:50:22 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 8 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | February 3, 2014
    Moscow police say a student burst into a high school Monday with a rifle and fatally shot a police officer and a teacher before briefly taking a class full of children hostage. Investigators told the Associated Press that the student had been taken into custody alive. Details of the student's identity were not immediately available.  Russia Today reported that the gunman entered School No. 263 and threatened the school's security guard before making his way to a biology classroom, where he took 29 10th-grade students hostage before releasing most of them soon after. It is not clear when the rest of...
  • Armed student kills teacher, policeman in Moscow school before being taken into custody

    02/03/2014 4:09:15 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 6 replies
    AP via Canadian Press ^ | February 3, 2014 | Lynn Berry
    MOSCOW - A 10th-grade student armed with two rifles burst into his Moscow school on Monday and killed his 76-year-old geography teacher and a policeman before being taken into custody, investigators said. None of the children in School No. 263 at the time were hurt, said Karina Sabitova, a police spokeswoman at the scene. The school is for children in grades one through 11, as is typical in Russia. The student gunman also seriously wounded a second police officer who had responded to an alarm from the school, police said. Such shootings in Russian schools are extremely rare, but Moscow...
  • Sandy Hook Killer Had 'Movie Depicting a Man/Boy Relationship' on His PC

    02/01/2014 9:22:50 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 55 replies
    January 30, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    he state's attorney report on the horrific murders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School by shooter Adam Lanza found no "conclusive motive" for his actions but did document unsettling facts about the 20-year-old killer, including computer files he kept on the rights of pedophiles, a movie about man/boy love, instant messages concerning "homosexual fantasies," numerous mass murder documents, and a computer game entitled "School Shooting."
  • Disturbing: Adam Lanza PC Contained Info on “Rights of Pedophiles, Movie About Man/Boy..

    01/31/2014 9:17:34 AM PST · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    JWF ^ | 1.31.14
    Well, this will probably be the last you ever hear about Adam Lanza from the mainstream media. The state’s attorney report on the horrific murders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School by shooter Adam Lanza found no “conclusive motive” for his actions but did document unsettling facts about the 20-year-old killer, including computer files he kept on the rights of pedophiles, a movie about man/boy love, instant messages concerning “homosexual fantasies,” numerous mass murder documents, and a computer game entitled “School Shooting.”In “School Shooting,” an amateur computer game, “the player controls a character who enters a school and shoots at...
  • SC State lockdown lifted, 4 suspects sought

    01/24/2014 4:14:40 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 1 replies
    WNEM.COM ^ | 24 JANUARY 2014 | WNEM.COM
    ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) - UPDATE: WIS will provide the latest information here. A student was killed on the South Carolina State University campus after a shooting Friday afternoon. At a 4 p.m. news conference, SC State police officials said the shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. outside Hugine Suites. Police locked down the campus a short time later while they pursued four suspects in connection with the shooting. That lockdown has since been lifted. Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Capt. Mike Adams told TheTandD.com police are assisting SC State officers with the manhunt. At least two other shootings have taken place...
  • Shooting reported at University of Oklahoma

    01/22/2014 9:58:39 AM PST · by Raebie · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/22/2014 | Josh Levs
    (CNN) -- The University of Oklahoma in Norman reported a shooting on campus Wednesday. "Avoid Gould Hall. Seek immediate shelter in place," the school said on Twitter and on its website. Gould Hall houses the university's college of architecture.
  • Shooting at Purdue

    01/21/2014 9:37:32 AM PST · by thesharkboy · 67 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 1/21/2014 | yahoo
    Shooting at Purdue
  • MSNBC Mocks NRA, Suggests It's Better to Confront a School Shooter Unarmed

    01/05/2014 11:00:09 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    mrc.org ^ | Jan. 2, 2014 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Monday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC's Richard Wolffe mocked NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre for asserting a year ago that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," by using the example of Antoinette Tuff, who last August heroically talked a gunman in a school into surrendering. Wolffe treated one exceptional and unlikely case as if it proved LaPierre wrong as he awarded Tuff the show's "person of the year" award. Wolffe:
  • Police say they thwarted (another) shooting plot at (Trinidad) Colorado school

    12/22/2013 3:03:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | December 21, 2013
    Police in southern Colorado say they thwarted a school shooting plot by two teenagers, one of whom idolized mass shooters, just a week after a student opened fire in the halls of a suburban Denver high school. Police Chief Charles Glorioso said Friday that the department’s school resource officer got a tip Thursday that two boys, ages 15 and 16, planned to carry out the attack at Trinidad High School after winter break. [Snip] Glorioso said investigators learned the 15-year-old had been bullied and had said he idolized the Columbine High School and Colorado theater shooters.
  • Hickenlooper: New Gun Laws Had No Impact on Arapahoe HS Shooting

    12/17/2013 6:50:58 AM PST · by rellimpank · 46 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | 17 dec 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    CENTENNIAL—Democrats have long insisted the state’s new gun laws were passed to help stop mass shootings, but Gov. John Hickenlooper said Sunday that the measures did nothing to prevent a teen gunman from storming Arapahoe High School. In an interview on CBS-TV’s “Face the Nation,” the Democratic governor was asked why the laws failed to avert Friday’s shooting at the suburban high school. “You actually passed some pretty tough gun laws out there in Colorado after those other incidents happened, and yet they continue to happen,” said moderator Bob Schieffer. Hickenlooper responded that Coloradans “care deeply” about two things: protecting...
  • Officials: Reports of shots fired at Kirkwood H.S.

    12/17/2013 5:48:33 AM PST · by patriotUSA · 25 replies
    Fox 2 St Louis ^ | 12-17-2013 | Vera Culley
    KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Kirkwood police responded to a call for shots fired at Kirkwood High School. Police are blocking several entrances to the Kirkwood High School campus. School has been delayed for the high school, but all other schools will start on time. The Kirkwood police chief said there was a report of shots fired that came in just before 6 a.m. Officers are checking the building but according to the police chief, nothing has been found yet.
  • Media Bias on Reporting Colorado Shooting

    12/16/2013 4:48:18 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 6 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | December 16, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    The mainstream media is showing its collective bias as usual in the recent reporting over the Colorado school shooting last week. At the Arapahoe High School, eighteen year old Karl Halverson critically wounded one female student (who is still in a coma) before taking his own life. He was armed with a shotgun, three molotov cocktails, and a machete and it appears he was after the school librarian, Tracy Murphy, who was the debate coach. It seems that Halverson got kicked off the team and wanted revenge. As the media frenzy continues over the story, a few facts are being...
  • The Media’s Shooting Bias: Right-wing politics are key to a murderer’s motivations; leftism must...

    12/16/2013 6:31:23 AM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 16, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Right-wing politics are key to a murderer’s motivations; leftism must be ignored.Let me venture a guess, and wager that you have heard very little about the political preference of the young man who, on Friday, walked into his high school and tried to murder his teacher. On the face of it, this is a blessing, for in all but the most extreme cases a murderer’s ideological proclivities are wholly irrelevant to his crime. The “why” really matters when a terrorist group shoots up a mall, because the “why” explains the action. But when a man bears a grudge against his...
  • Inconvenient Truths About Latest Colorado School Shooting

    12/16/2013 8:35:09 AM PST · by detective · 67 replies
    AIM ^ | 12/16/2013 | Roger Aronoff
    Coming as it did on the weekend of the one-year anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting that killed 26, plus the killer, and wounded two more, it is not surprising that the media downplayed or ignored aspects of the Friday the 13th school shooting in Centennial, Colorado, just miles away from both Columbine and Aurora, the scenes of two other horrific mass shootings. But this latest incident offered a couple of narratives that the media preferred to ignore. The shooter was Karl Pierson, an 18-year-old, described as very bright, and an excellent debater, who had had run-ins with his...
  • Colorado School Shooter Appears to be Anti-Gun Socialist Based on Reports

    12/16/2013 7:16:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Guns Save Life.com ^ | Dec 14, 2013 | Dan Cannon
    Colorado School Shooter Appears to be Anti-Gun Socialist Based on Reports Karl Pierson is shown in a Facebook photo.The Denver Post appears to have published some interesting information about Karl Pierson, the 18 year old high school student suspected of shooting a classmate yesterday. According to the Post, it appears Pierson did not like Republicans and had strong opinions on several political social issues, Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun...
  • CO gunman liked debate, but acted "weird"

    12/15/2013 9:03:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    KRDO ^ | 12/14/13 | Michael Martinez and Stan Wilson
    To many of his neighbors, Colorado school gunman Karl Pierson was the wholesome boy next door who liked achievement and ran on the cross country team. He even worked on an Eagle Scout project two years ago. -snip- "He was a weird kid," Davis said. "He's a self-proclaimed communist, just wears Soviet shirts all the time." Pierson became easily aggravated, "always liked to be right" and didn't like losing, Davis said.
  • Girl, 17, fights for life after she was shot point blank in the head by school gunman...

    12/15/2013 7:16:41 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 47 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 14, 2013 | LYDIA WARREN, MEGHAN KENEALLY and ASHLEY COLLMAN
    The 17-year-old student shot in the head during the Colorado school shooting is still in critical condition. Claire Davis, a senior at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, was shot at point blank range by fellow student Karl Pierson yesterday afternoon. Pierson had entered the school armed with a shotgun and petrol bombs, seemingly intent on killing his debate team coach Tracy Murphy. Claire's father said earlier today that his daughter was 'not doing very well' after having surgery. The popular teenager would have had no time to get out of the way as Pierson entered the school and started shooting...
  • 'Gun violence, let 'em die': ["Socialist"] Shooter Karl Pierson mocked firearms laws, GOP on FB

    12/14/2013 11:50:39 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | December 15, 2013
    Colorado gunman Karl Pierson, who seriously injured a 17-year-old girl when he opened fire at his school, supported tougher gun laws. The 18-year-old, who had been dropped from the debate team, was said to have had strong views on politics and gun control, classmates said. Pierson was also allegedly suspended from the school in September for making threats against the team coach, Tracy Murphy, believed to have been the target for Friday's attack. 'He had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff,' junior Abbey Skoda told the Denver Post. The paper reported that Pierson had once posted an image...
  • Real Prevention Measures for School Shootings

    12/14/2013 6:07:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    When we look at the Sandy Hook school shooting, are there actual public policies that could prevent, or at least reduce such events?  Are there policies that could mitigate the amount of killing?  The answer to that question is a clear and surprising yes.    No, I am not talking about using the school shootings to punish Tea Party members who like guns.  The "Gun safety proposals" (if you are on the left) or "Citizen Disarmament proposals" (if you are a second amendment supporter) would have done nothing to prevent Sandy Hook.   Nor would proposals to ban violent video games...
  • SHOOTING at Arapahoe High School in Colorado – At Least 2 Injured (Video)

    12/13/2013 2:15:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/13/13 | Jim Hoft
    Police say the shooter is down inside the school. The school is eight miles from Columbine. FOX News reported: Police were responding Friday to a report of a shooting at a Colorado high school. Fox 31 Denver reported two persons were injured during the incident at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, about 13 miles south of Denver. The school has about 2,000 students. It is about 8 miles east of Columbine High School in Littleton, where two teenage shooters killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves in 1999.
  • Possible shooting at Littleton CO. high school [Update: 2 shot, shooter dead]

    12/13/2013 12:19:43 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 150 replies
    fox carolina ^ | 12-13-13 | RNN Staff
    <p>LITTLETON, CO (RNN) - There is a possible active shooter situation at Arapahoe High School in Littleton, CO. All schools in the area are on lockdown.</p>
  • 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.
  • Liberty U. student shot and killed in confrontation with campus police

    11/19/2013 1:28:40 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2013 | Nick Anderson
    A 19-year-old Liberty University student was shot and killed early Tuesday at an off-campus women’s dormitory in a confrontation with a campus police officer. University officials said they had received reports that a male student attacked the officer with a sledgehammer in the dorm’s lobby. The incident occurred at about 4 a.m. at a hall known as Residential Annex II, on Albert Lankford Drive, a little more than three miles from the main campus. Lynchburg police said they responded to a call for help at 4:07 a.m. from the residence hall. “This appears to be an isolated incident and there...
  • 11 months after Sandy Hook....

    11/14/2013 11:02:17 AM PST · by delchiante · 30 replies
    11/14/13 | vanity
    And still no lawsuits... amazing restraint considering the number of attorneys who live in CT and the diverse families affected... patience shown under tragic circumstances .... Or...
  • Security, tensions high as students return after shooting; Shooter, 16, ‘planned ambush’

    11/14/2013 7:25:07 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 9 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 14, 2013 | Uncredited Byline
    PITTSBURGH — Students at Brashear High School in Pittsburgh will return to school Thursday, less than a day after a shooting outside the school injured three students. (snip) The shooting happened just blocks away from the campus Wednesday. Investigators said the 16-year-old charged in the shooting “planned the ambush” as retaliation to a fight that happened at the school last month. A.J. Willet was taken into custody shortly after the incident. Channel 11 News was there as he was taken from Pittsburgh police headquarters to the Allegheny County Jail late Wednesday night. As of Thursday morning, two of the victims...
  • 3 Injured After Weapon Discharges During Red Ribbon Week Event At Chino Elementary School

    CHINO (CBSLA.com) — Three students were injured Wednesday after a weapon accidentally discharged during a safety presentation at an elementary school in Chino. The incident took place at 11:40 a.m. at Newman Elementary School, which is located at 4150 Walnut Ave. The Chino Police Department was giving a safety presentation for Red Ribbon Week when a firearm accidentally was discharged, police said. No one suffered gunshot wounds but two students were transported to local hospitals with minor lacerations. A third student was assessed and released to his parents, according to officials. No other details were immediately released.
  • 14-year-old arrested in murder of Massachusetts teacher charged as adult

    10/23/2013 12:50:32 PM PDT · by Doogle · 40 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 10/23/13 | FOXNEWS
    A 14-year-old arrested in the murder of a 24-year-old teacher in Danvers, Mass., was charged by the Essex district attorney as an adult Wednesday during his arraignment at Salem District Court. Philip Chism, 14, pleaded not guilty and was held without bail. His defense attorney argued for the proceedings to be closed and her client to be allowed to stay hidden because of his age. The judge denied the request. The judge approved a motion for a mental evaluation, The Boston Herald reported. Chism is charged in the murder of Colleen Ritzer of Andover, a Danvers High School teacher. She...
  • Danvers schools closed after teacher murdered (MA)

    10/23/2013 6:07:20 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    WHDH ^ | 10/23/13 | WHDH
    DANVERS (WHDH) -- A 14-year-old student is in custody after a teacher was found murdered at Danvers High Schools. Danvers Public Schools were closed Wednesday. The Essex District Attorney’s office said it was due to an ongoing homicide investigation. Danvers has five elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Essex District Attorney said the schools are closed primarily for the investigation and that there is no risk to the public or children. Overnight, there were reports of a missing teen. The DA confirmed that the missing Danvers teen was found safe Wednesday morning. They’ve scheduled a news conference...
  • Michael Landsberry survived 2 Afghanistan tours, died protecting his students in Sparks

    10/22/2013 2:51:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2013 | By Max Ehrenfreund
    <p>A middle school student in Sparks, Nev. opened fire on his classmates Monday morning, killing a math teacher, and then turned the semi-automatic handgun on himself. He also injured two 12-year-old boys, both of whom are in stable condition. The teacher, Michael Landsberry, was a veteran, and a witness told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the student shot Landsberry after he ordered him to put down the weapon.</p>
  • Police respond to reports of shooting at Nevada middle school

    10/21/2013 10:17:09 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 11 replies
    Foxnews.com AP ^ | October 21, 2013 | Associated Press
    SPARKS, Nev. – Police are responding to reports of a shooting at Sparks Middle School in northern Nevada. A Sparks police dispatcher says the call came in at 7:16 a.m. Monday. Sparks police spokesman Rocky Triplett told the Reno Gazette-Journal that a suspect is in custody.
  • BREAKING: Shots fired at Nevada middle school

    10/21/2013 8:41:27 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2013
    (CNN) -- Some people were shot Monday at Sparks Middle School outside Reno, Nevada, police said. Commander Rocky Triplett of the Sparks Police Department said it was unclear how many people were shot.
  • Gunfire erupts at North Carolina high school, one person wounded

    08/30/2013 2:30:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2013
    Gunfire on Friday at high school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, wounded at least one person, and one person was taken into police custody, said Theo Helm, a spokesman for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools. The gunfire at Carver High School was first reported around 2:30 p.m. EDT, and more than 30 police officers responded, local television station WXII reported. More than 700 students from grades 9 through 12 attend Carver, which is located near downtown Winston-Salem.
  • Obama Phones Mrs. Tuff, Woman Credited with Stopping Ga. School Gunman

    08/26/2013 10:17:35 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 29 replies
    Afro ^ | 8/23/13 | AP
    <p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama has phoned a Georgia woman credited with helping prevent a school shooting to thank her for her actions.</p> <p>The White House says Obama spoke with Antoinette Tuff on Thursday while in New York, where he is on an education-focused bus trip.</p>
  • Sandy Hook Redux? Shots Fired Reported At Georgia Elementary School; Shooter In Custody

    08/20/2013 10:37:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 106 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 20, 2013
    Here we go again. Just out from WSBTV.com The DeKalb County schoolboard chairman says a there is an active shooter at McNair Elementary School. Chairman Melvin Johnson said there have been reports of shots fired. There are no reports of injuries. The gunman has not been located. News Chopper 2 footage showed children running from the school building. Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, a charter school, is located on 2nd Avenue in Decatur. Channel 2 Action News crews are on the way to the scene. Check back with WSBTV.com for updates.
  • Arkansas school district takes advantage of little known law and arms 20 teachers

    07/30/2013 11:42:43 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 11 replies
    KWHN.com ^ | July 30th 2013 | staff reporter
    CLARKSVILLE, Arkansas (AP) — When classes at Clarksville High School resume in August assistant principle Cheyne Dougan will be among the more than 20 teachers, administrators and other employees in the school district carrying concealed weapons. After a school shooting in Connecticut last December that left 20 children and six teachers dead, the idea of arming schoolhouses against gunmen was hotly debated across the country. The National Rifle Association declared it the best response to serious threats. But even in the most conservative states, most proposals faltered in the face of resistance from educators or warnings from insurance companies that...
  • Survey: Nearly 90% of MO Sheriffs Support Specially Designated Armed Personnel in Schools

    05/29/2013 12:54:51 PM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 10 replies
    The Missouri Torch ^ | 5/29/13 | Duane Lester
    I spent Thursday, Friday and Monday mornings calling every county sheriff's office in Missouri. Those guys are hard to track down.  Many of them are working sheriffs and catching them in the office is rare. Out of the 114, I was able to speak with forty-five, which is nearly 40 percent, a fairly good sample. I asked each of them the same three questions: Do you support authorizing specially designated people to carry concealed weapons on school grounds?Do you agree with the age requirement for a concealed carry permit being lowered to 19?Do you support the effort to make the...
  • Roommate’s 911 call credited with preventing mass murder at University of Central Florida

    03/19/2013 10:10:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/19/2013
    A 911 call from a student at the University of Central Florida and a quick response by campus police may have prevented a mass murder. Campus police said Monday that 30-year-old James Oliver Seevakumaran -- who shot himself in the head as officers arrived, before any other students were hurt -- was heavily armed with two guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a backpack filled with explosives and a plan to attack other students as they fled the seven-story dorm where he lived. Seevakumaran's roommate, who hid in a bathroom after Seevakumaran pointed a gun at him, called authorities about...
  • Charge dropped against 10-year-old who carried toy gun on school bus

    02/26/2013 5:33:32 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2013 | Donna St. George and Allison Klein
    Three weeks after a 10-year-old Alexandria boy was arrested for showing a toy gun to another student on a school bus, prosecutors dropped charges against the child Tuesday and his record was scrubbed clean. “We did not feel it was appropriate or productive to proceed with criminal prosecution and believe the matter can be best handled administratively within the school system,” said Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney S. Randolph Sengel. The child’s mother, Nakicha Gilbert, said that she was glad her son’s courtroom travails had ended but that “it should’ve never happened” in the first place. The fifth-grader at Douglas MacArthur Elementary...
  • Newtown shooter motivated by Norway massacre, sources say

    02/26/2013 9:43:11 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | February 18, 2013 | Bob Orr, Pat Milton
    Law enforcement sources say Adam Lanza was motivated by violent video games and a strong desire to kill more people than another infamous mass murderer. Sources say Lanza saw himself as being in direct competition with Anders Breivik, a Norwegian man who killed 77 people in July 2011. Breivik killed eight with a bombing in downtown Oslo. He then moved to a nearby island where hunted down and fatally shot 69 people, mostly teenagers attending a summer camp. Two officials who have been briefed on the Newtown, Conn., investigation say Lanza wanted to top Breivik's death toll and targeted nearby...
  • MSNBC Host: If Adam Lanza Killed Black Kids We Probably Wouldn’t Be Talking About Guns

    02/16/2013 5:44:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    That MSNBC host would be the one and only Touré who was responding to a section in Wayne LaPierre’s recent article on The Daily Caller. The NRA chief was discussing the various reasons law-abiding citizens need a firearm, including after a natural disaster.  “After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn. There was no food, water or electricity. And if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark, or you might not get home at all.” And just like that, Touré’s...
  • Armed Guard Saves School Last Week (Gun Control Freaks Wrong Again)?

    02/03/2013 5:49:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Vice President Biden unfurled his genius during a Google+ “fireside” hangout last month stating that having “armed guards in schools would be a terrible mistake.” Really, José? Why don’t you rock up to Price Middle School in Atlanta on Monday morning and bray that insanity to the teachers and students who were spared an early grave because an armed guard took out the latest Lanza wannabe before he could waylay his peers? Oh, I’m sorry. Y’all haven’t heard about the armed guard taking down a shooter who passed his gun through the metal detectors at an Atlanta middle school? My...
  • Armed Guard Stops School Shooter After He Opened Fire at Atlanta Middle School

    02/02/2013 2:09:37 PM PST · by grundle · 2 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    <p>ATLANTA (AP) — A student opened fire at his middle school Thursday afternoon, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away, police said.</p> <p>Multiple shots were fired in the courtyard of Price Middle School just south of downtown about 1:50 p.m. and the one boy was hit, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said. In the aftermath, a teacher received minor cuts, he said.</p>
  • Martin Luther King Jr. High School coach shoots attackers

    02/02/2013 11:13:20 AM PST · by granada · 25 replies
    By WXYZ ^ | Feb,2,2013 | WXYZ
    Police sources tell 7 Action News that a women's basketball coach from Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School shot two men who attacked him as he was walking two basketball players to their cars in the school parking lot. Police sources say the coach was walking the two girls to their cars when two men allegedly approached and one pulled out a gun and grabbed him by his chain necklace. The coach then pulled out his gun and shot both of them, according to sources. The man who shot the attackers was 70 years old, according to police. One...