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  • Could You Spot a Potential School Shooter?

    04/23/2015 8:32:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/15 | Al Caruba
    There is no one way to prevent school shootings-- Most school shooters leave a trail of warning signs that are either not noticed or not responded to In April 1999, we were all stunned by the news that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold had attacked and killed students at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and, more recently, in December 2012, that Adam Lanza, after killing his mother at home, then massacred twenty-six staff and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. These events evoke dread of potential events, a quest to understand why they occurred, and ways...
  • Judge Blasts School Board for Unlawfully Arresting Concerned Father! (follow-up)

    12/23/2014 5:48:39 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 9 replies
    eagle rising ^ | 23 December 2014 | Tim Brown
    If you recall, back in May, William Baer was arrested after voicing opposition to a school board meeting about a controversial book by Jodi Picoult titled Nineteen Minutes, a story about a school shooting that contained pornographic content. It was also required reading for ninth graders. Now a New Hampshire 4th Circuit Court of Appeals judge has blasted the school board for "silencing" him and arresting him, which was a violation of Mr. Baer's free speech.
  • Green Graphic Novel Celebrates Eco-Terrorism Shopping Mall Killing Spree

    10/22/2014 9:22:35 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 7 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 10/21/2014 | James Delingpole
    Splattergate II: Green Graphic Novel Celebrates Eco-Terrorism Shopping Mall Killing Spree  When is it acceptable for a terrorist to go berserk in a shopping mall and machine gun innocent victims to death? When it's all being done for the noble cause of environmentalism, of course! Such is the take-home message of an award-winning graphic novel which has been praised by a top scientist at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as "a marvellous way to convey the knowledge accumulated by our scientific community." It has also been recommended by a curriculum developer at the US National Council of Teachers...
  • IU Southeast on lockdown after report of armed gunman on-campus

    09/11/2014 10:45:37 AM PDT · by Bratch · 37 replies
    WDRB.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | WDRB dispatch
    Posted: Sep 11, 2014 1:19 PM EDT Updated: Sep 11, 2014 1:23 PM EDTLOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A tweet from the official Twitter account of Indiana University Southeast states that an armed gunman is on-campus. The tweet stated as follows: "IU Southeast Emergency! An armed person is on campus. Go into nearest room and lock door. Follow instructions from authorities." The claim could not be verified by any official sources. Stay with WDRB News. We'll have more information as soon as it becomes available. Copyright 2014 by WDRB News. All rights reserved
  • Door Sleeve Keeps Shooters Out of Classroom

    09/10/2014 6:52:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Discovery News ^ | September 10, 2014 | Lauren Blanchard, FoxNews
    <p>A group of small town teachers have a big idea called The Sleeve. It's a device that slips over the closer-arm of a door to prevent the door from being opened from the outside. The idea is to buy time for teachers and students during a school shooting.</p>
  • What liberal media won't tell you: School shooting deaths down, not up, across America

    06/24/2014 9:35:37 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Is there an epidemic of school shootings? Parents are understandably fearful, but their fear is unjustified. Schools are relatively safe places, and they have gotten much safer. While even one death is too many, the number of children killed in school shootings has declined over the last couple of decades. The drop is even larger than the overall decline in the murder rate.
  • Mass Shootings Hoopla

    06/19/2014 4:22:44 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 2 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | June 18, 2014 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    There's No Place Else Like This:: By: Larry Walker II ::Reminiscent of Secretary of State Kerry's now infamous speech in Mexico, in which he erroneously declared that temperatures in Europe and in Vietnam were at “unprecedented” levels, and had broken "every record that's ever been seen", last week, referring to the latest school shooting in Oregon, Potus 44 proclaimed, "We're the only developed country on Earth where this happens. And it happens now once a week. And it's a one-day story. There's no place else like this."Really? Are we the only developed country on Earth where school and mass shootings...
  • Zoloft & Prozac Linked to Child Suicides & Mass Shootings

    04/30/2014 4:50:02 AM PDT · by mgist · 38 replies
    nsnbc International ^ | 4/29/14 | Susan Posel
    Zoloft & Prozac Linked to Child Suicides & School Shootings Susanne Posel (OC) : Researchers with the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Gillings School of Global Health (GSGH) published a study that found “children and young adults initiating therapy with antidepressants at high-therapeutic (rather than modal-therapeutic) doses seem to be at heightened risk of deliberate self-harm.” Matthew Miller, lead author of the study and associate professor at HSPH asked : “The design of the study was meant to really address the question, does dose matter? If I were a parent, I definitely wouldn’t want my child to start...
  • (Vanity post) request for informational assistance

    02/16/2014 9:43:24 PM PST · by ColdSteelTalon · 12 replies
    Need some help with a debate I am having with someone.
  • Police: Lunch lady planned to shoot up school after cookie argument

    02/05/2014 6:03:45 PM PST · by digger48 · 11 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | 02/05/2014 | BEN WALDRON
    NORFOLK, Mass. - Coworkers say the head cook at a middle school told them she had a hit list and would shoot up the school in an argument over burned cookies. Police say 47-year-old Wendy Ferris got upset Friday afternoon before the end of the school day at King Philip Middle School in Norfolk, Mass., WLNE reported. "Went to another staffer angry and in an uproar. She was looking for a Bandaid and mad about having to re-bake cookies. Authorities say she was going to buy an AK-47 and shoot up the school, according to WPRI .
  • Orwellian Denver Post Edits “Socialist” Out Of Classmate’s Description Of Arapahoe Shooter

    12/18/2013 9:07:41 AM PST · by IChing · 14 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 12/18/13 | Donald Joy
    It’s one of the most blatant examples of Soviet-style media disinformation and manipulation I’ve ever seen, here in the West, in my life: A prominent, big-city newspaper deliberately distorting/omitting a salient detail of an important news story, in order to provide cover for the evil school of economic thought that their editors share with yet another crazed, violent attacker of innocents. It’s bad enough that we’ve already seen numerous examples of the democrat-run mainstream media trying to smear the Tea Party & conservatives by falsely, shamelessly attempting to associate various mass-shooters and terrorists with conservative philosophy and politics (while, in...
  • Drug correlation to school slaughter

    01/27/2013 5:54:18 PM PST · by simka · 9 replies
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  • Sierra Club Decides to Break Law to Stop Keystone Pipeline

    01/24/2013 7:03:15 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2013 | Brandon Darby
    The Sierra Club has announced its approval for a "one-time" use of civil disobedience. The civil disobedience is intended to step up their efforts to oppose the Keystone pipeline. Many of the other groups opposing Keystone have been engaging in civil disobedience as a tactic, including arson-based ecoterrorism. This will be the first time in the Sierra Club's history that they have approved violating the law.
  • They Don't Talk Much About Joel Myrick

    12/17/2012 5:26:10 PM PST · by grandpa jones · 13 replies
    nuke's ^ | 12/17/12 | nuke
    On October 1, 1997 at Pearl High School in Pearl, MS, 16-year-old Luke Woodham killed two students and injured seven others. Before the shooting at began, Woodham stabbed his mother to death in their home as she was about to begin her morning jog. The shootings shocked the country. It was said many times, if this can happen in Pearl, it can happen anywhere. Unfortunately, over the years, this statement has proven to be true. The shootings at Pearl High School was the first of the modern-day rash of school shootings. But it could have been much worse. But for...
  • PACKING FOR SCHOOL: GUNS ON CAMPUS (Harrold, TX)

    12/17/2012 10:54:18 AM PST · by okie01 · 13 replies
    Abilene (TX) Reporter-News ^ | August 6, 2009 | Ann Work
    WICHITA FALLS — One year ago, David Thweatt made a decision so controversial and groundbreaking the story about it sped around the world. The superintendent of the isolated Harrold Independent School District, about 30 miles northwest of here, made history last August when he and his school board decided to allow select teachers and staff members at the 110-student school to carry guns on campus — a first for Texas and the nation. For Thweatt and his board, the decision was pure mathematics. The school, which sits in the middle of a prairie, was too far from law enforcement for...
  • 1996: Massacre in Dunblane school gym

    12/14/2012 11:50:24 AM PST · by BBell · 3 replies
    A lone gunman has gone on a shooting spree at a school in Dunblane, Scotland, killing 16 children and their teacher. The killer sprayed shots at random around the school gym in an attack that lasted just three minutes, but caused carnage in a class of five and six year olds. He then turned the gun on himself. Twelve other children were taken to hospital in Stirling, where one is reported to have later died of his injuries. The killer has been named as Thomas Hamilton, 43, a local man, who had once - briefly - been a scout master...
  • Campuses, Concealed Carry, and the Right of Self-Defense

    02/21/2010 3:16:39 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 3 replies · 241+ views
    The Constitution Club ^ | 2-17-10 | Dave the Sage
    I am a concealed handgun permit holder in the state of Colorado. I can, and often do, carry a firearm in McDonalds, Wal-Mart, the mall, and most anywhere else the average citizen goes. A small circle of public safety if you will, not just for my family and I but for those fellow citizens that cross my path throughout the day. Yet I, or any other law-abiding citizen, cannot carry on school campuses. I initially applied for my concealed handgun permit a month or so before 9-11. The fee was $100 payable to the county and a $35 CBI background...
  • Van Jones: Only ‘Suburban White Kids’ Shoot Up Schools

    Don't know what to say anymore
  • [Va.] Tech pauses to honor 32 victims [tenth anniversary of Columbine shootings also approaching]

    04/16/2009 7:00:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies · 374+ views
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 2009-04-16 | David Ress
    BLACKSBURG -- They were: The apple of a parent's eye. A collector of friends. Brilliant. Warm. They dreamed. Volunteered. Had smiles that made others smile. They were 32 people who Virginia Tech paused yesterday to remember and to honor, on the second anniversary of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Under a cloudless sky, 3,000 gathered: families, friends, faculty -- the community of Virginia Tech -- to reflect on those who died.
  • North Texas school district will let teachers carry guns

    08/15/2008 7:41:40 AM PDT · by ironwill · 23 replies · 97+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 15, 2008, 4:41AM | Associated Press
    HARROLD, Texas — A tiny Texas school district may be the first in the nation to allow teachers and staff to pack guns for protection when classes begin later this month, a newspaper reported. AP story so you'll have to link to it for the rest.
  • Gun fanatics should stop using tragedies to promote ideology that 'more guns equals less violence'

    04/23/2008 2:10:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 134 replies · 164+ views
    The Orion ^ | 4/16/08 | Mike Murphy
    There are two types of "gun nuts," those who will say, "I'll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands," and those who insist on bringing their Mossberg 590 shotgun to heaven once the rapture comes. Gun enthusiasts are an interesting crowd. They are our fathers and uncles, our neighbors and friends and often times they are our elected officials. Though there are many things wrong in this country, gun nuts often hold the gun rights issue as the No. 1 concern when heading to the polls to vote. They often have a pettiness toward...
  • With rise in school shootings, students should be allowed to protect themselves

    04/23/2008 7:39:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 181+ views
    The Orion ^ | 4/16/08 | Dave Flannery
    You can now take a gun from Charlton Heston's cold, dead hands. An advocate for both gun and civil rights, Heston died last week having spent his life fighting for the constitutional right to bear arms and working alongside the National Rifle Association as its president. He thought Americans should safeguard their Second Amendment rights and fought to protect them from attacks from the Brady Campaign and other gun control activists. If the right to bear arms was so essential to framers of the Constitution that it was placed right behind freedom of speech, press, religion and assembly, why are...
  • JOHN R. LOTT: Columbine To Va. Tech To NIU: Gun-Free Zones Or Killing Fields?

    02/26/2008 3:06:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 300+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/25/2008 | JOHN R. LOTT JR.
    As Northern Illinois University restarts classes this week, one thing is clear: Six minutes proved too long. It took six minutes before the police were able to enter the classroom that horrible Thursday, and in that short time five people were murdered, 16 wounded. Six minutes is actually record-breaking speed for the police arriving at such an attack, but it was simply not fast enough. Still, the police were much faster than at the Virginia Tech attack last year. The previous Thursday, five people were killed in the city council chambers in Kirkwood, Mo. There was even a police officer...
  • Lawmakers push for tougher gun-control measures (Schumer can't resist shootings & mental illness)

    02/22/2008 10:19:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 47 replies · 694+ views
    Newsday ^ | February 17, 2008 | PERVAIZ SHALLWANI
    Following a spate of campus attacks and threats, including the fatal shootings at Northern Illinois University and a chilling message scrawled in a boys' bathroom at a Levittown high school, federal lawmakers are renewing a push to beef up gun-control laws, fund safety procedures and study the link between college shootings and mental illness. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), at a news conference yesterday in Manhattan, said he and congressional colleagues plan to step up efforts to close loopholes in gun-control measures and create a federal task force to come up with national school safety guidelines. They also plan to push...
  • The right of individuals and students to protect themselves

    02/23/2008 9:46:19 AM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 171+ views
    University of Buffalo Spectrum ^ | FEBRUARY 22nd, 2008 | MARK W. WEBB
    In this fair country of ours, it would seem that the majority of the people consider some of our constitutional rights as more important or more sacred than others. For example, no one, except for the die-hard enemies of democracy, would challenge the first amendment rights of citizens to freedom of speech, religion, and the press. On the other hand, a great multitude of individuals and politicians seem to dismiss the Second Amendment, the right of all Americans to keep and bear arms. Compared to the general public today, our founding fathers felt much differently about this important issue. They...
  • Five Questions about Shootings at Universities

    02/20/2008 5:26:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 118+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2008 | Dennis Prager
    Question 1: Why are murderers always counted in the victims tally? The day after the mass murder of students at Northern Illinois University (NIU), the headline in the closest major newspaper, the Chicago Tribune, was: "6 Dead in NIU Shooting." "6 dead" included the murderer. Why wasn't the headline "5 killed at NIU"? It is nothing less than moronic that the media routinely lump murderers and their victims in the same tally. This is something entirely new. Until the morally confused took over the universities and the news media, murderers were never counted along with their victims. To give a...
  • More guns make campus less safe (barf alert)

    02/17/2008 10:57:05 AM PST · by rellimpank · 38 replies · 194+ views
    Or so it seems, now that our state Legislature considered the issue of allowing firearms on college campuses in South Dakota. Earlier this week, at least six people died at Northern Illinois University when a gunman opened fire in a classroom. Add that to a handful of other recent college shootings, plus the horrific loss of life at Virginia Tech last year, and the idea of letting students defend themselves against deranged gunmen by carrying weapons on campus seems to almost make sense. Almost, but not quite.
  • College Presidents: How Many Students Have to Die Before You Allow Guns on Your Campus?

    02/17/2008 10:01:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies · 266+ views
    Townhall ^ | Feb 16,2008 | Doug Giles
    “Fear no man of any size, call on me and I’ll equalize.” —Common engraving on Frontier firearms “Call me simple. Call me a redneck. Call me whatever the heck you wanna call me—but until we allow credible and licensed, proven and protective professors and students to carry a weapon (gun) on campus, we will see this murderous madness occur again and again and again.” That paragraph was lifted from my April 21st, 2007 column from Townhall.com right after Cho Seung-Hui (or Seung-Hui Cho, however the heck you arrange his name) killed 32 students on Virginia Tech’s campus. Remember that? As...
  • After Thursday's mass shooting, should Illinois change its gun laws?

    02/16/2008 12:03:33 PM PST · by grundle · 41 replies · 418+ views
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    After Thursday's mass shooting, should Illinois change its gun laws? My answer is yes. In Illinois, it is illegal for law abiding citizens to carry a concealed handgun for self defense. Source: http://www.handgunlaw.us/ In Texas, a guy walked into a restaurant, and shot and killed 23 people. One of the people who survived, survived because she pretended to be dead. She was a trained shooter and took her legal gun everywhere. She saw the shooter and she could have stopped him. But Texas law prohibted her from taking her gun into the restaurant, so she had left it in her...
  • NIU Shootings Stir Sense Of Helplessness

    02/16/2008 8:49:25 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 51 replies · 249+ views
    cbs ^ | Feb 16, 2008 8:17 am US/Pacific
    DEKALB, Ill. (CBS) ― Bloody students fleeing in terror. Bodies carried out on stretchers. Candlelight vigils and makeshift shrines. Another campus, another deadly attack with a sickening senselessness that now borders on routine. Despite a national push to secure schools after the Virginia Tech shootings, the rampage at Northern Illinois University this week proves a gut-wrenching reality: Unless colleges are willing to turn themselves into armed camps, they're helpless against these kinds of attacks. As word of the shootings rippled throughout the country, students and authorities alike reacted with frustration and - tellingly - resignation. "I don't think there's anything...
  • Report: Police Discover Link Between Finnish School Shooter and U.S. Plotter

    11/10/2007 3:47:19 AM PST · by mmanager · 5 replies · 166+ views
    The Times via Fox News ^ | Saturday, November 10, 2007 | Roger Boyes
    Tuusula, Finland — The YouTube killer who shot dead eight members of his school in Finland before turning his gun on himself had internet contacts with an American teenager who was planning a shooting spree in a high school in Philadelphia, it was claimed yesterday. The disclosure could turn upside down previous assumptions about the dynamics of school massacres. Until now, teenage killers were regarded as depressed loners whose imagination had been stoked by aggressive computer games. Now it seems that information may have been shared by potential killers over the Internet: a virtual community of young people who idolize...
  • 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....
  • There’s A Reason They Choose Schools - A familiar story.

    10/11/2007 6:21:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies · 333+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 11, 2007 | Timothy Wheeler
    October 11, 2007, 6:30 a.m. There’s A Reason They Choose SchoolsA familiar story. By Timothy Wheeler Wednesday’s shooting at yet another school has a better outcome than most in recent memory. No one died at Cleveland’s Success Tech Academy except the perpetrator. The two students and two teachers he shot are in stable condition at Cleveland hospitals. What is depressingly similar to the mass murders at Virginia Tech and Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania and too many others was the killer’s choice of venue — that steadfastly gun-free zone, the school campus. Although murderer Seung-Hui Cho at Virginia Tech and Asa...
  • Hollywood Ignores a Warning, Americans Pay the Price

    04/25/2007 12:40:20 PM PDT · by Simi Valley Tom · 73 replies · 2,628+ views
    Movieguide® ^ | April 5, 2007 | David Outen
    On Jan. 24, 1989 serial killer Ted Bundy was executed. The day before his death he was interviewed by Dr. James Dobson. He repeatedly warned the public that they would see more killers if they did not do something about the spread of violence in the media. At one point in the interview, Bundy said: “I led a normal life, except for this one, small but very potent and destructive segment that I kept very secret and close to myself. Those of us who have been so influenced by violence in the media, particularly pornographic violence, are not some kind...
  • Virginia Tech rampage brings back memories

    04/19/2007 7:20:18 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 1 replies · 388+ views
    Constitution Club ^ | 04-19-07 | Guru Steve
    December 4th , 1986 I remember this day all too well. The first semester of my freshman year in college is just winding down, and my suitemates and I have the stereo turned up to 11 while waiting for the cafeteria to open at 5pm. In the corner of the room is a small black and white television with the sound turned down, tuned to the nightly news. Out of the corner of my eye, I catch some images that seem vaguely familiar…before suddenly realizing that my high school was being shown on the national news. As with most unfolding...
  • Title 18 United States Code, [cut] Deprivation of rights under color of law

    04/17/2007 5:34:05 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 12 replies · 486+ views
    Unknown | U.S. Criminal Code
    Title 18 United States Code, U.S. Criminal Code PART I, CHAPTER 13, SECTION 242 Deprivation of rights under color of law Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under...
  • Students Trained to Fight School Shooters

    10/18/2006 12:34:43 PM PDT · by confrico · 65 replies · 1,045+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 18, 2006 | MIKE VON FREMD
    The Independent School District of Burleson, Texas, just south of Ft. Worth is the first in the country to adopt a policy of training students to immediately fight back and use their advantage in numbers to take tactical control if a gunman enters their classroom. A group of Texas security experts with a company called "Response Options" has made instructional video tapes showing a gunman bursting into a classroom and being swarmed by students. The instructors tell students to throw their books, book bags, desk and chairs using everything and anything to disrupt and take down a gunman. Robin Browne,...
  • Proposal to Stop School Shootings

    10/16/2006 10:30:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies · 763+ views
    TNA ^ | 10.14.06 | Kurt Williamsen
    Frank Lasee, a state representative in Wisconsin's 2nd Assembly District, commented about the recent string of school violence, including the killing of a Wisconsin principal and an aborted Columbine-style attack in Green Bay, and an incident involving a Madison, Wisconsin, boy who used a knife from a home economics class to threaten another student. Lasee notes: “Many on the left will most likely use this tragedy to push for a total ban on guns.... Several countries have tried this tactic. It has failed every time.” For proof, he looks to Great Britain and Australia, where strict gun control measures virtually...
  • Gun class for Utah teachers - Free concealed-weapons session

    10/13/2006 10:55:07 AM PDT · by Grig · 46 replies · 2,867+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | Friday, October 13, 2006 | By Ben Winslow and Jennifer Toomer-Cook
    More than a dozen teachers and public school employees will spend part of their UEA weekend in a classroom — learning how to use a gun. Clark Aposhian is offering a free class today to public school employees seeking to get their concealed- weapons permit. "It is self-defense," he told the Deseret Morning News on Thursday. "But because teachers and school administrators and custodians are typically surrounded by students all day, any threat to any individual with a firearm would also be a threat to those students." The concealed-weapons instructor's offer was met with opposition from some teachers and union...
  • NEW MEXICO Middle School on Lockdown (search for gunman)

    10/12/2006 9:35:22 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 59 replies · 2,494+ views
    12 OCT 06 | dcbryan1
    ANOTHER shooter on campus?
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10.10.06

    10/10/2006 2:50:36 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 158 replies · 2,884+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Tuesday October 10, 2006 | GretchenM
    President Bush held a panel on school safety, in the wake of recent school shootings (murders) in US public schools. He met with Peru's president, Alan Garcia, in the Oval, and flew to Macon, GA, for a fundraiser.
  • Why Liberal Feminists Support School Shootings

    10/08/2006 9:42:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 1,426+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/8/06 | Kevin McCullough
    This week the mouthpiece of the modern feminist movement - Ms. Magazine - demonstrated for the world why the heartbeat of modern feminists is as corrupt, jaded, and evil as that of Charles Carl Roberts - the person who wished to sexually assault and kill ten Amish school girls in Pennsylvania. And before you begin to hyperventilate, turn purple face, and spray spittle across the room, let me assure you - it's a more than fair comparison. This coming Tuesday, Ms. Magazine will release its new issue with the cover story, "We Had Abortions (and we're glad we did)." The...
  • Ten Reasons Why America's Public Schools Are Like America's Prisons

    07/28/2006 7:37:04 AM PDT · by tang0r · 68 replies · 1,754+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 7/28/2006 | Justin Hartfield & M Harrison
    5. Both assume one solution for every individual. US justice policy incorrectly assumes that incarceration will solve many social problems, such as drugs, prostitution, gambling, etc. The US Department of Education assumes that federal and/or state government standards should apply to every student. Both are incorrect assumptions. Nonviolent and white-collar offenders should be rehabilitated; parents and kids should have choice and options in education. One size does not fit all.
  • ACLU Sues Over Rap (Defends boy expelled for writing song about shooting up his school)

    08/03/2005 6:09:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 511+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/3/05 | AP
    The American Civil Liberties Union has sued a school district on behalf of a 14-year-old rap music fan who was expelled after he posted lyrics on the Internet in which, according to police, he threatened to shoot up his school and named a potential victim. The ACLU said the songs by Anthony Latour, of Ellwood City, are protected speech, among other reasons, because they were composed at home and not brought to school. The suit says Latour's expulsion in May from the Riverside Beaver County School District violated his parents' right to control his upbringing. "The school may not like...
  • Student says he hit other teen first (Suspended for hitting kid with loaded gun at school)

    04/20/2005 9:21:45 AM PDT · by fso301 · 12 replies · 673+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | April 20, 2005 | MARK BOWES
    Student says he hit other teen first He tells judge that other student threatened to kill him; suspension is upheld BY MARK BOWES TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER Apr 20, 2005 RELATED Clover Hill Student says he hit other teen first Officials uphold boy's suspension Clover Hill student facing gun charge accused of threats Fight prompts lockdown A Clover Hill High School student testified yesterday that he initiated physical contact with another student -- who police later said had a loaded gun -- because the teen had twice threatened his life that morning and was acting very aggressively. "I knew he had...
  • Columbine Memorial Stalled

    04/09/2005 7:19:26 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 6 replies · 271+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 9 April 2005
    Build a memorial for Columbine now Costly monument might be out of reach since donations have stagnated. Why not go ahead and create an affordable tribute to victims now? With donations for a permanent Columbine memorial stalled at just over $700,000, it's time to scale back the original plans so a monument can be built, sooner rather than later, for the victims and survivors of America's worst school shooting.
  • Dying to Be Famous (school shooting)

    03/26/2005 8:41:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 2,595+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 27, 2005 | LIONEL SHRIVER
    OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR London ADOLESCENTS don't conceive the notion of strafing their classmates in a vacuum; they get the idea from cable TV. Bad news in itself, the 10-fatality reprise of the American school shooting last week at the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota bolsters the archetype. It makes a trend that had seemed to subside since Columbine in 1999 seem current again, and prospectively gives more boys big ideas. The lessons we've been meant to learn from school shootings have been legion. We need better gun control. We need to be more understanding of misfits. We need to stop...
  • Family Wonders if Prozac Prompted School Shootings

    03/26/2005 11:20:55 AM PST · by neverdem · 56 replies · 1,913+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 26, 2005 | MONICA DAVEY and GARDINER HARRIS
    Polaris Jeff Weise, whose rampage killed 10 people, took antidepressants. RED LAKE, Minn., March 25 - In their sleepless search for answers, the family of Jeff Weise, the teenager who killed nine people and then himself, says it is left wondering about the drugs he was prescribed for his waves of depression. On Friday, as Tammy Lussier prepared to bury Mr. Weise, who was her nephew, and her father, who was among those he killed, she found herself looking back over the last year, she said, when Mr. Weise began taking the antidepressant Prozac after a suicide attempt that...
  • School shooter took mood-altering drug

    03/24/2005 10:23:57 PM PST · by neverdem · 90 replies · 1,840+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | March 25, 2005 | Joyce Howard Price
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com School shooter took mood-altering drugBy Joyce Howard PriceTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished March 25, 2005 The teen who went on a deadly shooting rampage at a Minnesota high school Monday was on Prozac, adding to the list of youths involved in similar crimes who were taking antidepressants or other mood-altering medications.     But medical experts say the role the drugs played in the school shootings is debatable.     "When you look at the school shooters, some were on Luvox, Prozac, Ritalin, and Paxil. These are mood elevators, but they can push up the psyche and can cause agitation," said Robert...
  • 'The clues were all there' School shooter depicted as deeply disturbed, ignored teen

    03/24/2005 6:27:33 PM PST · by Revel · 11 replies · 527+ views
    Drudge, sfgate, Washington post ^ | 3-24-05 | Ceci Connolly and Dana Hedgpeth
    "He was taking the antidepressant Prozac and at least once was hospitalized for suicidal tendencies, said Gayle Downwind, a cultural coordinator at Red Lake Middle School, who taught Weise. It was not uncommon for Weise to spend at least one night a week at her home. "He considered my house a safe place to be," she said."