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Title: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 20, 2013, 05:45:53 pm
There's a couple of news articles in this thread where shootings happened in non-school places - but for the most part, they involve schools(both secondary and college), and are happening in them more frequent b/c it seems like they are really pushing the gun control agenda now(and they're doing so in places where the youth are).

http://news.yahoo.com/school-gunman-wanted-filmed-killing-cops-witness-says-201506326--abc-news-topstories.html
8/20/13
School Gunman Wanted to be Filmed Killing Cops, Witness Says

A man was arrested today after he allegedly fired a gun at an Atlanta-area elementary school, sending hundreds of panicked children running out of the building for cover, officials said.

No students at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Ga., were injured and all have been accounted for, Dekalb County School District spokesman Quinn Hudson told ABCNews.com.

A lone white male, believed to be in his 20s and armed with an assault rifle, was arrested this afternoon soon after reports of gunfire, Hudson said.

School officials could not confirm how many rounds were fired, or if the shooting took place inside or outside the school.

The suspected gunman may have been carrying an AK-47, according to ABC affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta.

A woman identified as Antoinette who worked in the school's office called the news channel, after the gunman told her to call and tell the media he wanted journalists to film him killing police.

Lacey LeCroy, an assignment editor at WSB-TV, said she could hear gunfire over the line. Eventually, she said, Antoinette returned to the phone and said the gunman was in custody.

Police including U.S. Marshals entered the school and found the gunman in the office. He surrendered without incident, according to Lt. Kyle Jones, spokesman for the Dekalb County Sheriff's Office.

The shooting came on just the second week of classes at the charter school. All of the school's 600 students were safely evacuated to a nearby Walmart to await their parents or buses.

School safety and gun control were again thrust into the national spotlight last year when Adam Lanza, 20, killed 20 students and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.


Title: No injuries after Memphis 5-year-old fires gun in school
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 22, 2013, 01:06:22 pm
No injuries after Memphis 5-year-old fires gun in school
8/22/13
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/22/20138428-no-injuries-after-memphis-5-year-old-fires-gun-in-school?lite=

A Memphis, Tenn., kindergarten student is in police custody after he fired a gun in his elementary school cafeteria Thursday morning.

The incident didn't result in any injuries, and school is back in normal operation, school officials said.

The Westside Elementary School student, 5, brought the gun to school in his backpack Thursday morning, according to school officials at Westside and at the Shelby County schools superintendent's office.

While waiting for the opening bell in the cafeteria, the gun accidentally discharged once inside the boy's backpack at about 7:42 a.m. CT during breakfast and before school started at 8 a.m., school officials said.

"Staff immediately took possession of that backpack," said Christian Ross, external communication analyst for Shelby County schools. "Our Shelby County school security team were contacted as well as local law enforcement. They're handling the investigation. From what we've heard, there's no evidence of harmful intent."

It's unclear where the boy, who was not identified, got the gun. He will be disciplined "in accordance with the state's zero tolerance policy" for weapons, according to a statement from school officials.

The school, located in north Memphis, serves students from kindergarten through fifth grade. WMCTV.com in Memphis reported some shaken-up parents were picking up their children from school.

No other details were released, including the type of firearm involved. Memphis police confirmed Thursday afternoon that the student was still detained.

The incident comes just days after an Atlanta-area school shooting in which a man carrying nearly 500 rounds of ammunition opened fire in an elementary school's front office before surrendering peacefully to police.


Title: Police: 1 injured in NC high school shooting
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 30, 2013, 04:46:37 pm
This seems to be the "new norm" now...

Police: 1 injured in NC high school shooting
8/30/13
http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/spokesman-shots-fired-at-nc-high-school

Winston-Salem-Forsyth County Schools spokesman Theo Helm said the shooting occurred at Carver High School Friday afternoon.


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police say one student was wounded in a shooting at a North Carolina high school and that another student is in custody as a suspect

A statement from police said officers responded to a shooting report about 2:30 p.m. Friday at Carver High School. It is on the northeast side of Winston-Salem. The report came just over an hour before classes would have been dismissed.

Winston-Salem Police Chief Barry Rountree said at a news conference that the school was conducting a fire drill at the time.

Police said the wounded student was taken to a hospital with what they described as non-life threatening injuries.

Neither the suspect nor the victim has been identified.

The high school of 700 students was on lockdown for two hours and postponed its home football game.


Title: Attleboro School On Lockdown As Police Search For Man With A Gun
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 08, 2013, 04:34:32 pm
So a man with a gun is somehow suspected to roam some middle school, and nothing else? ???

Attleboro School On Lockdown As Police Search For Man With A Gun
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/10/08/attleboro-school-on-lockdown-as-police-search-for-man-with-a-gun/
10/8/13

ATTLEBORO (CBS) – An Attleboro school is in lockdown as State and Attleboro police search for a man believed to be carrying a gun.

Officers are searching the area around Seekonk Street in Attleboro, much of which appears heavily wooded.

Attleboro police reported via Twitter that Wamsutta Middle has been placed on lockdown while police search.

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Attleboro Police  @AttleboroPolice   

Searching area of Warmsutta School for a man with a Gun. School in lock down. Perimeter established. Black male baggy pants, white shirt

10:13 AM - 8 Oct 2013


K-9 units and the State Police helicopter have been called in to help with the search.

The person police are looking for is described as a black man with baggy pants and a white shirt.

No other details were immediately available.


Title: NJ Mall Shooting: Man Dressed In Black Opens Fire, Hundreds Of Police Respond
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 04, 2013, 10:54:52 pm
There seems to be a shooting every day now - as for this one, didn't they say the same thing about those Columbine shootings(how they dressed in black)?

NJ Mall Shooting: Man Dressed In Black Opens Fire, Hundreds Of Police Respond
11/4/13
http://www.inquisitr.com/1019217/nj-mall-shooting-man-dressed-in-black-opens-fire-hundreds-of-police-respond/

A NJ mall shooting has prompted police to lock down a suburban mall after a man dressed in black and wearing a black helmet started firing shots.

The shooting reportedly began at the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus just after 9 pm, when the mall was close to closing. Witnesses say the man fired up to five shots, though Det. Rachel Morgan of the Paramus Police Department could not confirm whether shots had been fired.

There were several hundred police officers who responded to the NJ mall shooting, reports said.

Though the stores inside the Garden State Plaza Mall remain on lockdown, the shoppers and employees trapped inside have sent trickles of information via social media. One woman tweeted that she ran from the mall screaming, and others have described being escorted off the premises by New Jersey State Troopers.

The NJ mall shooting comes just days after a gunman opened fire in Los Angeles International Airport in a targeted attack against TSA officials. One TSA agent was killed and several other people injured.

It also follows a devastating terrorist attack on a mall in Kenya in September. Armed members of Al Shabaab, an Islamist militant group from Somalia, entered the upscale mall in suburban Nirobi and opened fire, killing dozens of people.

Though details of the NJ mall shooting remain sketchy, witnesses seem to indicate a targeted attack.

One witness told NBC 4 that he saw “a man dressed in all black, including a black helmet,” who was “carrying a rifle and started firing shots inside the mall.”

A NJ mall shooting has prompted police to lock down a suburban mall after a man dressed in black and wearing a black helmet started firing shots.

The shooting reportedly began at the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus just after 9 pm, when the mall was close to closing. Witnesses say the man fired up to five shots, though Det. Rachel Morgan of the Paramus Police Department could not confirm whether shots had been fired.

There were several hundred police officers who responded to the NJ mall shooting, reports said.

Though the stores inside the Garden State Plaza Mall remain on lockdown, the shoppers and employees trapped inside have sent trickles of information via social media. One woman tweeted that she ran from the mall screaming, and others have described being escorted off the premises by New Jersey State Troopers.

The NJ mall shooting comes just days after a gunman opened fire in Los Angeles International Airport in a targeted attack against TSA officials. One TSA agent was killed and several other people injured.

It also follows a devastating terrorist attack on a mall in Kenya in September. Armed members of Al Shabaab, an Islamist militant group from Somalia, entered the upscale mall in suburban Nirobi and opened fire, killing dozens of people.

Though details of the NJ mall shooting remain sketchy, witnesses seem to indicate a targeted attack.

One witness told NBC 4 that he saw “a man dressed in all black, including a black helmet,” who was “carrying a rifle and started firing shots inside the mall.”

Others reported seeing SWAT teams enter the mall.

Tweets inside link


Title: Re: NJ Mall Shooting: Man Dressed In Black Opens Fire, Hundreds Of Police Respond
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 04, 2013, 11:01:09 pm
CNN reported the shooter left the mall and they're still looking for him.


Title: Re: NJ Mall Shooting: Man Dressed In Black Opens Fire, Hundreds Of Police Respond
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 04, 2013, 11:10:36 pm
Law Enforcement Agencies, Volunteers Take Part In NJ ‘Active Shooter’ Drill
August 20, 2013
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/08/20/law-enforcement-agencies-volunteers-take-part-in-nj-active-shooter-drill/

Exercise Designed To Test Emergency Response To Incident At A School


$140K DHS FUNDED MASS SHOOTING DRILLS
Published on Aug 20, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ekbK7GQt64

Liberty Middle School in West Orange, New Jersey, played center stage as actors helped provide a very real-life emergency scenario on Tuesday. In the drill, four gunmen entered a packed school building and opened fire. Inside teachers and students hid in their classrooms as cops ran in followed by a team of SWAT members.

**largest active shooter exercise in a high shool in New Jersey history and maybe in the country


Title: Re: NJ Mall Shooting: Man Dressed In Black Opens Fire, Hundreds Of Police Respond
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 04, 2013, 11:15:23 pm
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Title: Re: NJ Mall Shooting: Man Dressed In Black Opens Fire, Hundreds Of Police Respond
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 05, 2013, 10:48:00 am
http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/11/05/NJ-mall-shooting-suspect-found-dead-in-apparent-suicide/4681383655025/
11/5/13
NJ mall shooting suspect found dead in apparent suicide

Richard Shoop, the 20-year-old gunman who terrorized shoppers at Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in New Jersey, was found dead in the shopping center after firing six shots at inanimate objects.


UPI) -- Richard Shoop, the man believed to be behind a mall shooting in New Jersey Monday night, was found dead in an apparent suicide hours after the incident took place.

Shoop's body was found in Westfield Garden State Plaza mall at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday, hours after he fired at least six bullets without hurting anyone.

The shooting set off a frenzied hunt for the gunman in which officers where not sure whether he was still inside or outside the 2-million-square-foot building. Shoop reportedly shot himself after opening fire at the mall, and his body was found at an obscure location in the shopping center.

"We believe that he went in there with the intent to either be shot by police, which we call suicide by cop, or to take his own life, which ultimately he did," Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said Tuesday morning.

Monday's shooting began around 9:20 p.m. ET, right before closing time. Shoop reportedly walked into the facility carrying a rifle modified to look like an AK-47. He was dressed in all black and wore a motorcycle helmet.

Molinelli said the gunman took the rifle from his brother.

According to witnesses' accounts the suspect had many chances to shoot and kill the people, but he never even tried. Instead, he fired toward the ceiling, an escalator, and elevator and a storefront.

"There were thousands of people in this mall at 9:20 tonight, and many of them were within 5 feet from him," Molinelli said. "He clearly had the ability to shoot an individual."

The 20-year-old gunman had a history of drug abuse known by local law enforcement.

"You wouldn't think that at age 20, how much can you do in your life, but in his life, he at least thought that he was reaching a point where there was no recourse but to take his own life," the prosecutor said.

Authorities believe Shoop acted alone. He reportedly left a note in the home where he was living though it is unclear why he went to the mall before he decided to take his own life.


Title: Lodi High(NJ) lockdown lifted after threat turns up nothing
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 05, 2013, 08:07:17 pm
Lodi High lockdown lifted after threat turns up nothing
11/5/13
http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/11/05/Lodi-High-lockdown-lifted-after-threat-turns-up-nothing/2221383686968/

Lodi High School in Bergen County, N.J., was shut down Tuesday morning when someone thought they saw a gunman.

(UPI) -- A New Jersey high school was locked down Tuesday morning after officials received a tip of a potential gunman inside the building, but the lockdown was lifted after a search turned up nothing.

School officials at Lodi High School in Bergen County made an announcement over the school loudspeaker that someone might be armed inside the building. Police swept the school, going door-to-door and clearing students in each classroom. All students were patted down before they were released.

Nearby Hasbrouck Heights School District also locked down its schools in response to the warning.

The lockdowns were lifted at 11:30 a.m., about an hour after they were put in place.

Officials are understandably wary after Central Connecticut State University was locked down Monday when a man wearing a costume appeared to be carrying a gun. A man terrorized shoppers inside Westfield Garden State Plaza mall Monday night, firing several shots and later committing suicide.


Title: Cincinnati Gunman Scares University of Cincinnati Campus
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 06, 2013, 07:38:09 pm
Cincinnati Gunman Scares University of Cincinnati Campus
11/6/13
http://www.webpronews.com/cincinnati-gunman-scares-university-of-cincinnati-campus-2013-11

As a college student, this writer can attest to how scary it is to hear about shootings on college campuses and face the reality that such threats could become a reality at nearly any point. Those fears also surfaced for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Cincinnati when reports of a person with a gun were called in on Short Vine, a street near the campus. The campus police sent out an alert, telling people to stay out of the area, and began a search for the mysterious gunman.

The campus police began their search for the gunman, but never issued an official lockdown, though they did encourage students to stay where they were and to avoid the reported area. The police searched the buildings and area around where the gunman had been sighted, and found nothing, so they issued an “all clear” alert, telling students it was safe to move about. The police reported that the suspect, described as a fifteen-year-old black male, ran into a neighborhood across the street shortly after being spotted.

Though no campus-wide lockdown was issued, certain buildings were locked down as the search was conducted. The police focused on Proctor Hall, a building that was not technically on campus, and surrounding areas to ensure that there was no threat after the gunman fled. The campus police officially reported that no gunman had been found, no shots had been fired, and no injuries or deaths had occurred in the process.

There has been no statement issued concerning whether or not the suspect will be pursued or kept on lookout for. The story ends on a happy note, however, that there were no injuries or deaths as a result of the scare, and everyone present was able to walk away from the scare with nothing more than a frightening story to recount to their friends, family, and loved ones back home.


Title: Re: Cincinnati Gunman Scares University of Cincinnati Campus
Post by: Kilika on November 07, 2013, 05:20:38 am
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...when reports of a person with a gun were called in...The police reported that the suspect, described as a fifteen-year-old black male, ran into a neighborhood across the street shortly after being spotted.

Are we seeing a pattern yet?

And just how do the police know the "suspect" is a 15 year old? Who was the suspect "spotted" by, the one who made the call in?

It's getting to the point where I think we need a new definition of the term "copy cat".

copy cat - a manufactured follow up event, usually conducted by government entities, designed with the intent to reiterate a point, to influence public attitudes.


Title: Three Shot In Pittsburgh High School Shooting
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 13, 2013, 03:11:36 pm
Three Shot In Pittsburgh High School Shooting - Live Webcast
11/13/13

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-13/three-shot-pittsbugh-high-school-shooting-live-webcast

Lately not a day seems to pass without some tragic mass shooting. The latest comes from Pittsburgh, where Channel 11 News reports that three people were shot Wednesday afternoon outside Brashear High School.

More:

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Authorities have confirmed to Channel 11 News that three students were shot Wednesday afternoon outside Brashear High School.

According to emergency dispatchers, police were called to the school on Crane Avenue just before 3 p.m. Wednesday, minutes after the school dismissed for the day.

“All I heard were gunshots.  I just thought it was kids playing around.  My friend said, ‘A kid is laying on the ground, and there is blood.’ Everyone started running,” said senior Krystal Henson.

Homicide detectives told Channel 11 News that three men walked out of nearby woods and fired shots at three students were shot as they were coming out of the school.

The detectives said the shooters were described as three black males wearing all black. The shooters ran back into the woods after firing shots, police said.

Channel's Rick Earle has confirmed that authorities are looking for the three shooters in the woods behind the school.

Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh confirmed to Channel 11’s Jodine Costanzo that one student was grazed in the head with a bullet.

According to sources, two of the students shot suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and one suffered a critical wound.

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FWIW, where have we heard this script before?


Title: Police search for a gunman at locked-down Yale
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 25, 2013, 03:39:45 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/police-search-gunman-locked-down-yale-184702915.html;_ylt=A2KLOzLHwpNS4g4AKDnQtDMD

Police search for a gunman at locked-down Yale
11/25/13

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An anonymous caller warned authorities Monday that his roommate was on his way to Yale University to shoot people, leading officials to lock down the Ivy League campus as police searched for a gunman.

The hunt, which came as the school was on November break, was stymied by students who had stayed behind and were afraid to open their doors, police said.

A 911 call was received at 9:48 a.m. from a man at a pay phone about a mile from the campus, said Officer David Hartman, a New Haven Police spokesman.

"All he really said was that his roommate was on his way to the university, to Yale University, to shoot people," he said
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Police later received reports from witnesses who reported seeing someone with a gun, Hartman said. But he said it was possible they had simply seen officers responding to the initial call.

There was nothing specific about the threat, he said, and the call lasted only seconds. There were no reports of shots fired or anyone injured.

Police blocked off several streets near the university's Old Campus, in the heart of New Haven, where they were concentrating their search. Several local schools also were placed in lockdown. Police in tactical gear entered several campus buildings, and a helicopter hovered over the area. Pedestrian traffic in the normally bustling area was sparse, with cold and windy weather keeping many people inside.

The response included several police departments, the FBI and other federal agencies, Hartman said. Authorities were conducting a room-by-room search of buildings, he said.

Yale advised students and staff members to shelter in place. The school also issued an advisory asking people off campus to stay away from the area.

Many students and staff members left campus for the Thanksgiving holiday following Saturday's traditional football game against Harvard.

But many others were still in their dorm rooms, Hartman said. Police were having difficulty gaining access to some rooms because those locked inside were not convinced they were dealing with law enforcement, he said. Most rooms don't have peepholes.

"Using an abundance of caution, we're still going ahead with those searches," Hartman said.

Yale sent out an email telling community members that officers would be slipping a Yale ID under the door or using keys to gain access.

Undergraduate classes are set to resume Dec. 2

Yale has been the target of violence in the past. In May 2003, a bomb damaged an empty classroom and adjacent reading room at the law school.

A Yale professor, David J. Gelernter, was seriously injured in 1993, when a mail bomb mailed by Theodore Kaczynski, the man known as the Unabomber, exploded in his campus office.

Friday's search came several weeks after a scare on another Connecticut campus.

Central Connecticut State University was in lockdown for several hours Nov. 4 after reports by witnesses of a masked man carrying a gun or sword.

Police arrested a student, David Kyem, who said he had been wearing a ninja-like Halloween costume and meant no harm. He faces charges including breach of peace.


Title: Re: Police search for a gunman at locked-down Yale
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 25, 2013, 04:42:38 pm
Police: Yale campus safe, no gunman found ::)
11/25/13

http://news.yahoo.com/police-yale-campus-safe-no-gunman-found-211951665.html

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven authorities say they have not found a gunman on Yale's campus and are leaning toward a call warning of an armed man heading to shoot up the school being a hoax.

New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman said at a news conference Monday afternoon that New Haven and the Yale campus are both safe.

A lockdown was ended for the entire campus Monday afternoon after police spent the day searching rooms to confirm that no gunman was on campus.

New Haven police Officer David Hartman says an anonymous caller from a pay phone nearby told them his roommate had a gun and was heading to the campus.

Esserman says police hope to track down and arrest the caller.

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So a guy had to use a PAY PHONE from a mile away to warn the police that his ROOMMATE was going to commit violence on the school?

I though everyone uses their CELL PHONES now, pretty much pushing pay phones to obsolete? ::)


Title: Re: Police search for a gunman at locked-down Yale
Post by: Kilika on November 26, 2013, 01:30:35 am
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I though everyone uses their CELL PHONES now, pretty much pushing pay phones to obsolete?

They do, if they aren't up to something, but they were, so they used a pay phone. Did they remember to not leave finger prints on the receiver? Hmm.


Title: Inglewood shooting: Some residents evacuated as standoff continues
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 28, 2013, 09:30:53 am
Inglewood shooting: Some residents evacuated as standoff continues
11/27/13
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-inglewood-shooting-evacuated-20131127,0,1594752.story?track=rss#axzz2lrtIvLA7

Officers were starting to evacuate residents in an Inglewood neighborhood Wednesday evening as a tense standoff continued between police and an armed man barricaded inside a home.

 An unknown suspect who is believed to be holding at least one person hostage reportedly exchanged fire with Inglewood police officers responding to a domestic disturbance earlier in the day. Two injured officers were taken to a hospital and are expected to recover, said Inglewood police spokesman Oscar Mejia.

 Mejia said police were still putting together a plan to evacuate residents from the typically quiet neighborhood of well-kept, single-family homes. Speaking at a news conference, he urged neighbors to stay in their homes until a police officer knocks on the door and escorts them out.

 Mejia said he could not confirm reports that a 14-year-old girl was being held hostage in the home.


"We don't know how many there are if any at all but we are treating it as a hostage situation," he said.

 Several neighbors said they were preparing for Thanksgiving when a commotion broke out outside a home in the 10700 block of 5th Avenue.

 One neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said she was cooking when she heard screaming about 12:30 p.m. The woman said she ran outside and saw a man dragging her 14-year-old neighbor into the house.

 Another neighbor, Kimberly Edwards, was on her way to the store to pick up supplies for Thursday’s dinner when she saw several police officers and a man pleading with them to rescue his sister, whom he said was being held captive in the house.

“I saw a panicked brother scream at the police officers: ‘Please get my sister out of that house, please get my sister out of that house,’ ” she said.

Shortly after, Edwards heard a barrage of gunfire. She said she saw a female officer staggering down the street and then collapse. Another officer came to her aid and carried her away, Edwards said.

 Despite initial reports that two officers were shot, Inglewood Police Capt. James Madia said only one was hit by gunfire. The other officer sustained minor injuries, he said. Both are expected to recover.



Title: Reports: Shooting at high school near Denver
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 13, 2013, 02:44:02 pm
Video: Reports: Shooting at high school near Denver
11/13/13
http://news.yahoo.com/reports-shooting-at-high-school-near-denver-201843048.html

Two people have been shot and a shooter may still be inside a high school in suburban Denver, according to multiple Denver news outlets.

Police and emergency vehicles are reportedly racing to Arapahoe High School in Centennial, about 15 miles south of Denver. The high school is in the Littleton School District, where Columbine High School is located.



Title: Re: Reports: Shooting at high school near Denver
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 13, 2013, 03:04:32 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/reports-shooting-at-high-school-near-denver-201843048.html
12/13/13
Reports: Shooting at high school near Denver

Two people have been shot and a shooter may still be inside a high school in suburban Denver, according to multiple Denver news outlets.

Police and emergency vehicles are on the scene at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, about 15 miles south of Denver. Hundreds of students are being evacuated from the school.

The high school is in the Littleton School District, and only a few miles from the scene of previous mass shootings at the Aurora movie theater in 2012 and Columbine High School in 1999.

Denver Post reporter Ryan Parker says witnesses at the scene tell him that a student shot at least two students in the school cafeteria about 1 p.m. MT. Parker tweeted that Adam Jones, whose sister goes to high school, said students are still locked in rooms, and "very scared."

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Title: Re: Reports: Shooting at high school near Denver
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 13, 2013, 03:06:14 pm
Per CNN: All students at that HS were told to put their hands in their air so that they can be padded down - then they proceeded to say, "This the new normal".


Title: Re: Reports: Shooting at high school near Denver
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 13, 2013, 03:15:19 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/shooting-reported-high-school-littleton-colorado-203214704.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CSbd6tSnCIAOw_QtDMD
Shooting Reported at a High School in Colorado
12/13/13

Littleton Public Schools[**Note, that's PLURAL] in Colorado went into lockdown after a shooting at Arapahoe High School in town of Centennial, south of Denver. The school is part of the Littleton public school system and is also about eight miles from Columbine High School, the site of a 1999 school shooting that left twelve people dead and injured 23 others. Centennial, like Littleton and Aurora, the site of the deadly movie theater shooting in 2012), are suburbs of Denver.

At a press briefing following the shooting, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said that the suspected gunman was found dead, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officials aren't identifying the gunman at this time. The shooter had expressed a desire to "confront" a particular teacher at the school, who was evacuated safely. Two students were found injured following the shooting. One victim had a "minor" wound that might not have been a gunshot wound. A second student was hospitalized in serious condition. 

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Tomorrow is the first anniversary of the deadly Newtown elementary school shooting. Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tweeted the following as he headed home for the grim anniversary of the massacre in his home state. 

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Chris Murphy        ✔   @ChrisMurphyCT 

Breathing...stopped. #aprapahoe

12:35 PM - 13 Dec 2013


Arapahoe High School is being evacuated as officials continue to search the building. We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

This article was originally published at http://www.thewire.com/national/2013/12/shooting-reported-arapahoe-high-school-colorado/356141/


Title: Re: Reports: Shooting at high school near Denver
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 15, 2013, 09:05:32 am
Not saying I'm 100% certain this is a false flag, but nonetheless you can't deny this is very strange...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2523964/Gun-violence-let-em-die-Shooter-Karl-Pierson-criticized-firearms-laws-opened-school-mother-town-caring-ill-relative.html

12/15/13

'Gun violence, let 'em die': Shooter Karl Pierson mocked firearms laws but then opened fire on his school while mother was out of town caring for ill relative

18-year-old legally bought shotgun week before using it in attack

Students say he was suspended after making threats against debate coach

Tracy Murphy, who also worked as the librarian, is believed to have been intended target

Claire Davis, 17, still in critical condition after being shot in the head



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Title: One person, gunman dead in shooting at Reno medical building
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 18, 2013, 04:19:07 pm
One person, gunman dead in shooting at Reno medical building
http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/17/us/reno-hospital-shooting/index.html
12/17/13

(CNN) -- A gunman and another person were killed during a shooting Tuesday at a medical building near the Renown Regional Medical Center, said Tom Robinson of the Reno, Nevada, Police Department.

Two other people were wounded and were in critical condition, Robinson said.

The shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. Police don't have a motive, but Robinson said it was not a random act.

Kat Raco, an ophthalmic technician who works on the second floor of the Nevada Advanced Medicine building, told CNN that she heard at least two large booms and then the sound of scampering feet above her.

The shooter opened fire after going to the urology office of Nevada Advanced Medicine on the third floor, said Sharon Spangler, spokeswoman for Reno Police.

Raco said she and others in her office were seeing patients when the shooting occurred and first thought someone or something had fallen.

Police were there quickly, she said, telling them to lock the doors and not let anyone in.
 
About 10 minutes after that, more police escorted everyone on the second floor to a catwalk between the building and a parking garage. A plain-clothed officer asked questions before staff was allowed to leave about 45 minutes after the shooting.

"The police handled it in the best way possible," Raco said. "They were very professional and calm. Everyone (in the office) stayed pretty calm."

Raco said there are no armed guards in the building.

Reno police said there were at least two dozen witnesses to interview.

Earlier, the University of Nevada police tweeted that there was an active shooter and faculty, staff and students should find shelter where they were.

CNN first learned of the shooting through the university police department's Twitter account.

The medical center describes itself as the only Level II trauma center in that region of Nevada and is home to the area's only Children's Hospital, its website says. The facility also offers the region's largest number of clinical research trials.

Last month, there was a hospital shooting in Wisconsin when police shot and wounded an armed man on the neonatal intensive care floor of a Milwaukee-area children's hospital, authorities said.

Milwaukee police had gone to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to arrest the man on a felony warrant and found him holding a child in the intensive care unit, authorities said. Instead of surrendering, the man took out a handgun and fled down a hallway, prompting police to shoot him.


Title: Re: Reports: Shooting at high school near Denver
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 30, 2013, 11:04:32 pm
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/30/22112064-gunman-went-bowling-before-arapahoe-high-school-shooting-police-say?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=4
12/30/13
Gunman went bowling before Arapahoe High School shooting, police say

On the morning he walked into Arapahoe High School and shot a schoolmate in the head before killing himself, Karl Pierson went bowling.

That detail — offering a chilling connection to the 1999 Columbine High massacre just eight miles away — and others about the Dec. 13 school shooting in suburban Denver were shared Monday at a morning news conference.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said Pierson, 18, planned and carried out the shooting on his own, likely motivated by a dispute with his former debate team coach.

“There is no question that this was a very deliberate and planned event,” he said, adding that evidence thus far in the investigation did not suggest any “direct or indirect co-conspirators.”

The sheriff said Pierson began the day as he normally would and “gave no indication that anything was amiss,” adding that Pierson took the time to eat breakfast and go bowling alone before heading to the school.

That detail prompted comparisons to the Columbine High School shooting 14 years earlier. The shooters, students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, killed 13 people and injuring 24 others before committing suicide on April 20, 1999. They originally were alleged to have attended a bowling class in the hours before the attack — an action made infamous in Michael Moore’s documentary, “Bowling for Columbine.”

Investigators later found the shooters had not attended the class that morning.

Robinson said there was no direct evidence Pierson was inspired by or had interest in the Columbine massacre.

After making a final stop to purchase more ammunition, Pierson arrived at the school and entered through a door set ajar that was supposed to be locked, but usually was not.

Robinson urged that this was standard protocol at the school and that Pierson would likely have found a way to enter the school regardless because he was "intent on executing his violence and his evil.”

Upon entering the school on its north side, armed with a shotgun, machete, 125 rounds of ammunition and three Molotov cocktails, Pierson fired one round randomly into the hallway of the school before shooting a fatal second round that killed senior Claire Esther Davis, 17.

Pierson then fired another random shot before making his way into the school’s library and media center. Robinson said Pierson then fired one round into the area surrounding the office of school librarian and debate team coach Tracy Murphy, believed to be his intended target.

He then ignited a Molotov cocktail in the center of the library, setting a fire that burned four book shelves and created a large amount of smoke. He then fired a fifth round and took his own life with a single gunshot to the head.

The sheriff took time to praise the actions of the school for implementing a lockdown quickly and effectively, as well as the actions of an armed school resource officer and unarmed school security guard.

The officer, Deputy Sheriff James Englert and security guard James Mauler, both ran to the library after hearing gunshots.

“I believe strongly the reason this incident took less than one minute and 20 seconds was the result of a very effective lockdown protocol in collaboration with the immediate and timely response by the armed school resource officer and unarmed security guard,” he said, adding that he was confident Pierson knew Englert and Mauler were in his immediate area.

“Deputy James Englert is a hero, there is no question James responded heroically and he saved lives,” Robinson said.

The sheriff said that while police were still investigating, a disagreement between Pierson and the debate team coach was likely “a primary motivator and element that was critical to the murderer’s plan.”

The sheriff also extended his condolences to the Davis family.

“Claire has left an impact on my life and the life of this community,” he said.


Title: At least 2 injured in New Mexico school shooting
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 14, 2014, 02:45:56 pm
At least 2 injured in New Mexico school shooting
http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/at-least-2-injured-in-new-mexico-school-shooting
1/14/14

Roswell police say the suspected shooter was arrested Tuesday and the school has been placed on lockdown.

ROSWELL, N.M. — A shooter opened fire Tuesday morning at a middle school in the southeastern New Mexico city of Roswell, injuring at least two students before being taken into custody.

Officials at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, say a 14-year-old boy was flown there in critical condition and a 13-year-old girl was en route in serious condition. Information from nurses treating the boy indicates he was the shooter's target, hospital spokesman Eric Finley said.

Police say the suspect opened fire at Berrendo Middle School as classes were starting for the day. A statement from the state police said authorities responded at 8:11 a.m.

Lorena Beltran told the Albuquerque Journal her daughter, who attends the school, said a male student was shot in the face.

Roswell police say the school was placed on lockdown, and the suspected shooter was arrested. Age and other details on the suspect were not immediately released.

Police said children were bused to a nearby mall, where parents could pick them up.

Sixth-grade student Anyssa Vegara said she was talking to a security guard when she heard a shot.

"I turned around, and all I saw was someone on the floor with their arm bleeding
," Vegara told the Journal.

She said the security guard ran to assist the injured student, and school officials ordered all the students to their classrooms.

Eventually, she was able to text her mother, Monica Vegara.

"From the time hearing about it until the time she texted, it was a nightmare," Monica Vegara said.

Fawna Hendricks, whose son is a seventh-grader at Berrendo Middle School, told the newspaper she heard about the shooting on the radio. "Basically I jumped outta bed, threw on clothes, panicked," Hendricks said.

Employees who arrived early to work at United Drilling Inc., across the street from the school, heard no gunshots. They didn't know about the commotion until around 8 a.m., when their parking lot filled with police and rescue vehicles.

At the Roswell mall, parents waited anxiously for their children. Some held hands, while others hugged each other.

Roswell has a population of about 50,000. It is a center for ranching and farming, and is home to the New Mexico Military Institute, the only state-supported military college in the West. The city is perhaps best-known as the site of an alleged UFO crash in 1947.


Title: Re: At least 2 injured in New Mexico school shooting
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 15, 2014, 08:32:01 pm
Just like with the other "attacks" - there were "warnings"(ahead of time, that is)...

http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/nm-shooter-warned-some-students-away-police
NM shooter warned some students away: Police
1/15/14

State Police Chief Pete Kassetas says the attack was planned in advance. But he says it appears the victims were chosen randomly.

ROSWELL, N.M. — The 12-year-old boy who opened fire in a New Mexico middle school gym warned some students away just before the attack, State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said Wednesday.

Kassetas said the attack at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell was planned in advance. But he said it appeared the boy's victims — an 11-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl — were chosen randomly.

During a Wednesday press briefing, Kassetas declined to speculate on a motive or say when charges would be filed. But he said the boy got the sawed-off shotgun from his family's home and had three rounds of ammunition.

"All three rounds were expended during the incident," Kassetas said. "There was no indication that he had any ammunition other than what was loaded in the gun."

Officials said Wednesday the 11-year-old boy who was shot in the face and neck remains in critical condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. The 13-year-old girl is in satisfactory condition with injuries to the right shoulder.

Kassetas said investigators worked through the night executing search warrants at the school, and determined from those searches that the attack was planned. They examined the boy's locker and the duffel bag the seventh-grader used to transport the 20-gauge pump shotgun to school.

Kassetas said the handle of the gun was sawed off so it had "more of a pistol grip."

The police chief added authorities had some indication that the boy verbally warned "select students" about the attack as he arrived at the school. He didn't elaborate.

When the shots first rang out in the school's gym, some students started laughing, assuming it was just another drill.

It wasn't. But those emergency exercises that students and teachers have undergone regularly for the past two years were being credited Wednesday with the quick disarming of the suspect.

The whole thing was over in 10 seconds, police say, thanks to John Masterson, an eighth-grade social studies teacher who stepped in and talked the boy into dropping his weapon. Masterson then held the boy until authorities arrived.

"He stood there and allowed the gun to be pointed right at him so there would be no more young kids hurt," Gov. Susana Martinez told 1,500 or so people at a prayer vigil late Tuesday.

Others teachers scurried to lock kids in classrooms while students in the gym where the shooting took place dove under bleachers and took cover, said Andrea Leon, a 13-year-old eighth grader at the school.

Leon says she was walking toward the gym, where students gather before class, when she heard the gun shots. She said she knew they were real, "but some people were laughing because they thought it was fake."

"I guess they had been through many drills," she said.

Roswell Superintendent Tom Burris said the staff and students had participated in active shooter training and responded appropriately.

Police and schools nationwide adopted "active shooter" policies after Columbine High School students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 classmates and a teacher, and wounded 26 others before killing themselves in the Littleton, Colo., school's library in 1999. Police waited 45 minutes for a SWAT team to arrive before entering the school. Officers now are trained to confront a shooter immediately.

The family of the injured 11-year-old boy has asked that his name not be released while he recovers.

The suspected shooter was transferred to an Albuquerque psychiatric hospital following a hearing Tuesday, according to attorney Robert Gorence, who is representing his family. Gorence said the family would release a statement Wednesday.


Title: Two students wounded in Philadelphia high school shooting
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 18, 2014, 10:28:20 am
Two students wounded in Philadelphia high school shooting
1/18/14
http://news.yahoo.com/two-students-shot-philadelphia-high-school-suspect-held-000609661.html;_ylt=A0SO80eyntpSwUEAq8xXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0cWVmanVlBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDM0M18x

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Two students were shot and wounded on Friday afternoon at a charter high school in northern Philadelphia, police said, in the latest school shooting to fuel a national debate over gun control laws.

A teenaged girl and a boy were shot in their arms at the Delaware Valley Charter High School at about 3:30 p.m. when a young male pulled a handgun in a gymnasium with about seven students in it, officials and media reports said.

Police said the young man who fired the gun was part of the group, CNN reported. The shooting may have been an accident, police said.

Investigators have not said who fired the shots. A boy was taken into custody, but later cleared, said Philadelphia Police Lieutenant John Stanford.

"Initially, he was thought to be the shooter, but investigators were able to determine the kid was not a shooter," Stanford said. "He was there but I don't believe he was involved."

Another boy turned himself in and was being interviewed by police late Friday night, Stanford said. A third boy was also supposed to turn himself in, but had not yet done so. ???

Local television station 6ABC reported the girl and boy who were shot were both 15 and in stable condition.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said the shooting was caught on video.

Earlier, police used Twitter to urge the suspected shooter to surrender.

"SHOOTER - Turn yourself in. Get it over with now," they said.

School shootings such as the one at Sandy Hook elementary school in December 2012 that left 26 people dead have intensified a national debate over whether gun control regulations need to be stricter to curb gun violence.

In another shooting incident on Friday, a 16-year-old student was shot in the arm, apparently by a student with whom he had a dispute, as he walked away from Albany High School, about 165 miles south of Atlanta, WALB-TV reported.

In October, a 12-year-old boy killed a teacher and wounded two students at his school in Sparks, Nevada, before killing himself. Another 12-year-old boy in New Mexico is accused of seriously wounding two students with a shotgun on Tuesday.


Title: Re: Two students wounded in Philadelphia high school shooting
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 18, 2014, 10:34:07 am
Police Seek Student In Philadelphia School Shooting
1/18/14
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/18/263660887/police-seek-student-in-philadelphia-school-shooting?ft=1&f=1001

Philadelphia police are still looking for a student they believe was involved in a school shooting that left two 15-year-old students wounded on Friday.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

"One of the victims, a girl who was shot through the arm, was treated at Einstein Medical Center, just blocks away from Delaware Valley Charter High School, where the shooting occurred. She was released from the hospital later in the day.

"The second victim, her boyfriend, was struck by the same bullet, which lodged in his shoulder, police said. He remained at the hospital Friday night."

The Inquirer reports that two students had been questioned by police and they were seeking a third student. An unnamed "high-ranking law enforcement source" told the paper that they believe the shooting was accidental — that it happened while the students played with the gun.

NBC Philadelphia reports that parents rushed to the school after they heard the news.

"A school is supposed to be a safe environment. Are you kidding me? Two kids just got shot," one parent told the station. "How was a child, or whoever, [able to] bring a gun up in the school?"

USA Today reports that after gun went off, the school was placed on lockdown and "the 600 students were searched and released individually."

This news, of course, comes just days after a 12-year-old student opened fire at a Roswell, N.M. school, wounding two fellow students.


Title: Re: Two students wounded in Philadelphia high school shooting
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 18, 2014, 08:54:11 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/two-students-shot-philadelphia-high-school-suspect-held-000609661.html
Teen surrenders in Philadelphia school shooting
1/18/14

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A 17-year-old boy wanted in connection with a Philadelphia school shooting that wounded two students turned himself in to police on Saturday, a detective said.

The two injured students, a boy and a girl both aged 15, were shot in their arms on Friday at the Delaware Valley Charter High School when a teenage boy pulled a handgun in a gymnasium with about seven students in it, police said.

The teen sought in connection with the shooting surrendered and was charged with aggravated assault and related offenses, Philadelphia Police Detective Steve Grace said.

The boy, whose name has not been released, was being questioned by investigators, Grace said.

Soon after the incident, which was captured on surveillance video, police said another teenager thought to be the shooter was taken into custody but released when he was cleared of wrongdoing.

A third teenager was questioned and released on Friday although he could still face charges, police said.

The girl wounded in the shooting was treated and released from Albert Einstein Medical Center and the boy remains in a stable condition, police said.

School shootings such as the one at a Connecticut elementary school in December 2012 that left 26 children and adult staff members dead have intensified a national debate over whether gun control regulations need to be stricter.

In October, a 12-year-old boy killed a teacher and wounded two students at his school in Sparks, Nevada, before killing himself. Another 12-year-old boy in New Mexico is accused of seriously wounding two students with a shotgun on Tuesday.


Title: Re: Two students wounded in Philadelphia high school shooting
Post by: Kilika on January 19, 2014, 04:15:06 am
All these existing gun laws, and what has happened to the crime rate? It hasn't gone down anywhere near what they have been claiming it would. They keep adding new gun restrictions, yet the crime rate doesn't change. Hmm.

And consider that in Arizona, we have "open carry" with no permit required, and "concealed carry", no permit required, for years BEFORE the Tuscan shooting, and not a single citizen had a gun on themselves to confront the shooter. The "myth" of the Wild West is just that, a myth, perpetuated by certain people who are hell bent on disarming the public.

I think really the only remaining question is, "Just how many patriotic Americans are left that actually have an understanding of the Constitution?". That determines the level of resistance of the masses, but as Obama has put it, change is coming to America.


Title: Re: Two students wounded in Philadelphia high school shooting
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 20, 2014, 11:19:12 pm
http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/ex-student-sold-gun-in-pa-school-shooting-police
Ex-student sold gun in Pa. school shooting: Police ???
1/20/14

Officials say video footage shows a former student, 18-year-old Donte Walker, handing off a gun and exchanging money with an unidentified male.

PHILADELPHIA — A 17-year-old who shot two classmates got the gun only moments before from an ex-student who bypassed metal detectors as a "guest" at the Philadelphia charter school, police said Monday.

Video footage shows the former Delaware Valley Charter High School student, 18-year-old Donte Walker, handing off the gun and exchanging money with an unidentified male Friday afternoon inside the school gym, police said Monday.

The gun then was passed to Raisheem Rochwell, who feared he was going to be targeted in an after-school assault, Lt. John Stanford said. Within minutes, Rochwell shot the two classmates in their arms, police said.

"I would think it would be required for anyone coming into the school to go through the metal detectors. You have children's lives at stake here," said Stanford, a department spokesman.

Police believe the victims, an 18-year-old female and a 17-year-old male, were struck by the same bullet. The male student spent two days in the hospital, but both have been treated and released.

Rochwell was being held on aggravated assault and other charges. His lawyer insisted over the weekend that he will be vindicated.

Rochwell "is not the person who will ultimately be responsible for this act," said lawyer Amato Sanita, who added that anything that may have happened was not "intentional." His client remained in custody on $500,000 bond, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for Feb. 6.

School officials did not immediately return a call for comment on Monday, when the school was closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The school will resume classes Tuesday.

Police said they were working with school officials to identify the person who paid for the gun, but were proceeding slowly after the wrong student was arrested Friday evening based on a faulty identification by school officials, Stanford said.

"We don't want an incident like occurred Friday, where a young man was taken into custody" who was not involved, Stanford said.

Walker was charged at a police station late Sunday with a weapons violation. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer.

Police also were still investigating whether Rochwell had actually feared an assault, and whether the gun discharged accidentally.

"If he's a target or not of a fight after school, that's still no excuse for him to have a firearm," Stanford said. "At the end of a day, you play with a loaded gun, things will happen."


Title: Pa. college student shot, gunman still at large
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 21, 2014, 09:10:01 am
Pa. college student shot, gunman still at large
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/21/22382802-pa-college-student-shot-gunman-still-at-large?lite
1/21/14

A gunman shot a college student sitting in the parking lot of Widener University's athletic center Monday, but officials said the Pennsylvania campus was secure, even as they warned students to remain inside as police searched across the city for the shooter.

Classes are expected to resume Tuesday morning after a campus lockdown was lifted after an all-night manhunt didn't turn up the shooter.

Chester Police say the unidentified student was sitting inside his car in the parking lot of the Schwartz Athletic Center on 17th Street and Melrose Avenue in Chester, Pa. around 8:45 p.m.

Suddenly police say an unidentified gunman opened fire, striking the victim in the left side. The gunman then fled the scene.

Police say the student called 911 himself and reported the shooting. The victim, who wasn't identified, was listed in critical, but stable condition at Crozer-Chester Medical Center Tuesday morning after undergoing surgery Monday night, the hospital said.

His family was with him.

Police say they have not yet spoken to the victim and so far have no information on a possible motive or description of the shooter.

Widener Public Information Officer Dan Hanson said Tuesday morning that "all indications are this was not a random act of violence." He would not release further details of the investigation.

Police suspect the gunman fled into the Summer Hill neighborhood of Chester, which borders the athletic center. Police K-9s tracked the suspect's scent in that direction, according to investigators.

Officers say they found one shell casing at the scene and believe the gunman used a revolver to fire the shot. Investigators reviewed surveillance video from the exterior of the athletic center to determine if it captured the shooting.

All students on campus were alerted to stay inside as the campus was put on lockdown Monday night. that lockdown was lifted at 6 a.m.

Additional Chester Police officers were posted throughout the Widener campus to assist campus police with providing increased security.

Widener University is a private, co-ed university located in Chester, Delaware County, 14 miles south of Philadelphia. The university also has three other campuses in Harrisburg, Exton and Wilmington, Del.


Title: Purdue University says 1 dead in campus shooting
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 21, 2014, 05:21:01 pm
Purdue University says 1 dead in campus shooting
1/21/14
http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/purdue-university-says-1-dead-in-campus-shooting

Purdue Police Chief John Cox said the suspect appeared to have targeted the male victim in a basement classroom of the Electrical Engineering Building.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A man opened fire Tuesday inside a basement classroom at Purdue University, killing one person and prompting officials to send a text alert to students telling them to seek shelter, police and the university said.

The suspect, who is believed to have targeted the man who was shot, surrendered to a police officer within minutes of the attack at the Electrical Engineering Building, Purdue Police Chief John Cox said.

Students described a chaotic scene as the initial report of the shooting hit around noon on the campus in West Lafayette, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

"It was scary," said Julissa Martinez, a freshman nursing student from Portage. She was in psychology class on another part of the 40,000-student campus when she received the text message saying the university was on lockdown.

She said her professor briefly kept teaching, then stopped lecturing so that students could contact people to let them know they were safe.

"He tried to get everything under control because people were freaking out," she said, adding that students were nervous because there was a lot of speculation about the severity of the situation.

The identities of the suspect and victim were not immediately confirmed. Cox said the suspect entered the Electrical Engineering Building, "took the actions that he took" and "immediately left the facility without any other interaction that we're aware of."

Cox said the suspect wasn't immediately cooperating with investigators. He said some people witnessed the shooting, but he didn't specify whether the attack happened during a class.

Shortly after 12:03 p.m. when the shooting was reported, Purdue officials issued a text alert telling those on the campus to seek shelter. Around 1:15 p.m., the university said there was no ongoing threat on campus and allowed normal operations to resume in all buildings except the engineering facility.

Purdue officials considered the campus to be secure, said Purdue Provost Tim Sands, who in June will become president of Virginia Tech, where an April 2007 campus massacre left 33 dead.

By mid-afternoon Tuesday, Sands was encouraging students to go about their normal activities around campus, except for the Electrical Engineering Building.

But the university later announced that classes were being suspended through Wednesday. A candlelight vigil was planned for Tuesday night, with special counseling services being offered to students at several sites around campus.

Kayla Brown, a 23-year-old senior from Marion, said she was still worried even after university officials lifted the campus warning.

"I was wary to go to class but I did anyway," she said. "I didn't quite feel they could have had it all clear in that period of time."

Cox, the campus police chief, said authorities responded aggressively after the shooting was reported, with about 20 campus and city police officers at the building within minutes.

Sands said the university will offer assistance to those who need it as the circumstances of the shooting are sorted out.

"We'll provide whatever services we can to assist our students, our faculty and our staff in coming back to a sense of normality," he said.


Title: Re: Purdue University says 1 dead in campus shooting
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 21, 2014, 08:53:11 pm
http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/purdue-shooting-leaves-1-dead-man-in-custody
Purdue shooting leaves 1 dead, man in custody
1/21/14

Police in Indiana arrested a man who allegedly killed a teacher's assistant at Purdue University in a shooting in a basement classroom.

A man was shot to death at Indiana's Purdue University on Tuesday and a male suspect was taken into custody, police said, in an apparently targeted killing that follows a rash of shootings at U.S. schools this month.

Cody Cousins, 23, fatally shot Andrew Boldt, 21, a teacher's assistant, at about noon in a basement classroom of the university's electrical engineering building, according to Purdue University Police Chief John Cox.

The shooter seemed to have had only the victim as his intended target, leaving the building immediately after the shooting, Cox said.

"It's just a tragic situation," Cox said, adding that the shooter was taken into custody without a struggle shortly after he exited the engineering building.

Cousins is being held at Tippacanoe County jail, said Cox, who did not disclose a motivative for the shooting during an afternoon press conference.

University officials said the campus was considered safe, though the electrical engineering building remained closed. A candlelight vigil is planned for Tuesday night on campus, and classes will be suspended Wednesday, officials said. Students are being offered counselling, officials said.

Upon hearing of the shooting, campus officials immediately ordered issued text alerts to students, faculty and staff across campus, instructing them to take shelter as police searched the area.

"We have drills and we always try to prepare for the worst and hope for the best," university spokeswoman Liz Evans said. "This is definitely a tragic day for our campus."

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence called the shooting a "tragedy."

"Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of the victim and to everyone in the Purdue community," Pence said in a statement, pledging state law enforcement assistance in the investigation.

Julia Chester, an associate professor of psychological studies at Purdue who is also an organizer for a gun control lobbying group, said she was in her office on campus when she received the university alert.

"No matter how many drills you've been through, panic takes its toll on logic," she said in a statement. "The shooting ... is still being investigated, but regardless of the outcome, there is one thing we all already know: we owe our children and ourselves a world where we don't have to live by lockdown
."

The frequency of shootings at schools and universities in the United States is fuelling the national debate over gun control. On Monday night, a student was shot and critically wounded outside an athletic centre at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.

Last week alone, two students were shot at a high school in Philadelphia, another was shot at a high school in Albany, Georgia, and two students were shot at a middle school in New Mexico.

Gun ownership laws in the United States have come under intense scrutiny since December 2012, when 20 young children and six educators were shot dead by a long gunman at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut.


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Kilika on January 22, 2014, 03:37:02 am
Now if that person had shot the guy out in the street, at any business, or at somebody's house, it would never make the news. But because it's a school, they just have to make a big deal about gun safety, and make it look like there is gun fire going off at every school in the country.


Title: University of Oklahoma shooting scare was false alarm, president says
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 24, 2014, 10:18:38 am
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University of Oklahoma shooting scare was false alarm, president says
1/22/14
http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/22/justice/university-oklahoma-shooting/index.html

(CNN) -- The University of Oklahoma in Norman briefly shut down Wednesday after a report of a possible shooting that apparently turned out to be a false alarm, the university's president said.

"At this time, there is no evidence that shots were fired. Classes are going on as normal in all other buildings except Gould Hall," President David Boren said Wednesday afternoon. "Additional search of Gould Hall being conducted just in case. It appears to have been a false alarm."

Earlier Wednesday, no evidence had been found of any shots being fired, and no injuries had been reported, school spokeswoman Catherine Bishop said.

After telling students to take shelter for more than 30 minutes, the school later announced that normal campus operations had resumed -- except at Gould Hall, the site of the reported shooting, "where additional checking is continuing," the school tweeted.

Gould Hall houses the university's College of Architecture.

Both the Norman and campus police responded quickly as did emergency personnel, the school tweeted.

Boren told students the incident may have been a false alarm caused by a machinery backfire, independent student newspaper The Oklahoma Daily reported on Twitter.

Maj. Bruce Chan of campus police told CNN there was a report of shots fired in the Gould Hall area of campus.

The incident took place at around 11:20 a.m. local time (12:20 p.m. ET) while classes were in session.

Students and faculty were alerted via text.

On Tuesday, a gunman shot and killed a man at Purdue University in Indiana.


Title: Re: University of Oklahoma shooting scare was false alarm, president says
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 24, 2014, 10:24:34 am
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/national_world&id=9404340&rss=rss-wls-article-9404340
University of Oklahoma scare over 'shots' possibly construction noise ::)
1/23/14

January 23, 2014 (NORMAN, Okla.) --  The University of Oklahoma locked down its campus Wednesday after a faculty member reported hearing gunshots but the school's president said it appeared the incident was a false alarm perhaps tied to construction equipment being used nearby.

"It seems most likely there were other sounds" that could have been misinterpreted as gunfire, university President David Boren said at a news conference. He said police found no casings and no one who appeared to be a "potential shooter." No injuries were reported.

University officials issued a notice late Wednesday morning that shots had been reported near the center of campus and that people should stay where they were and avoid Gould Hall, which houses OU's architecture school. Within an hour police issued an all-clear for most of the 30,000-student campus.

Throughout the afternoon, police conducted several floor-by-floor searches of Gould Hall, which by then was ringed with yellow-and-black police tape. Campus police officers, one armed with a rifle, stood guard at two entrances. The building also was given the all-clear by midafternoon.

Nearby, workers had been using a backhoe and a frontloader and it was possible some of the equipment backfired, confusing the instructor. Alerts were distributed within three minutes of the report, Boren said.

"It appears to have been a false alarm but all the right things were done and all the people involved did the right things," Boren said.

International business student Salima Harun said she followed a crowd running into the library when the alert went out and waited with others as library staff locked all the doors. She received an email from the university saying to stay inside and avoid Gould Hall.

"I'm honestly relieved the way they handled it. Our safety was a priority," said Harun, 20. "I really liked the way they handled it. It felt really safe."

Even after the all-clear, students scoured their phones seeking more information.

"I haven't been able to calm my class down," said Gary Barksdale, an adjunct math professor. "I'm going to have a blast trying to teach limits of functions when everybody is concerned about this."

Some students questioned why the university initially said shots were fired in their campus-wide alert when it was unconfirmed and why the building remained locked down hours after the false report came in.

"I think it's overkill," 19-year-old sophomore Alex Owens said, noting an armed officer who stood outside the building early Wednesday afternoon. "It just makes it seem like there is more going on."

In 2005, a University of Oklahoma student committed suicide near Gould Hall during a home football game by detonating an explosive device attached to his body. No one else was injured.

The report come one day after a student was shot and killed on the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Indiana.


Title: Police confirm shooting at suburban Baltimore mall
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 25, 2014, 11:29:19 am
20-30 years ago, these barely made the back pages of newspapers(at best, that is). Now? It seems like the 24/7 MSM will make these as much breaking, front page news as they can.

Police confirm shooting at suburban Baltimore mall
1/25/14
http://news.yahoo.com/police-confirm-shooting-suburban-baltimore-mall-170426030.html

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — A shooting occurred at a mall in Maryland on Saturday morning, police said. It was not immediately known whether there were injuries or how many potential shooters may have been involved.

Howard County police said via Twitter that a shooting had taken place at the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington. The mall typically opens at 10 a.m. on Saturdays.

"There has been a shooting incident at the Columbia mall," the police department tweeted.

The Howard County Fire and emergency services department sent out at tweet at 11:25 a.m. Saturday, saying that police and rescuers were responding to "an active shooter" at the mall. The mall typically opens at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and it was not known how many shoppers or workers might have been at the scene.

The mall is at the center of the town.


Title: Re: Police confirm shooting at suburban Baltimore mall
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 25, 2014, 12:57:56 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/police-3-dead-shooting-maryland-mall-174420449.html
Police say 3 dead after shooting at Maryland mall
1/25/14

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say three people died Saturday in a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman.

Howard County police said via Twitter that a shooting took place at the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington.

Authorities received a call to 911 at around 11:15 a.m. from someone reporting that shots had been fired. Police responded to the scene and found three people dead, including one person who was found near a gun and ammunition.

Police said they believed that one of people found dead was the shooter. There was no other information available about the two other people.

The scene was "believed to be secure" police said in a tweet released at about 12:36 p.m.

The mall is at the center of the town, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington.

The mall typically opens at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and it was not known how many shoppers or workers might have been present at the time of the shooting.

Joan Harding of Elkridge, Md., was shopping with her husband, David, for a tiara for their granddaughter's 18th birthday. She said she heard something heavy falling, followed by gunshots and people running.

"My husband said, 'Get down!' and the girl that worked in the store said, 'Get in the back,' " Harding said. That is where they hid until police gave the all-clear.

Witnesses said they heard a succession of gunshots fired near the food court on the first floor of the mall.

People were directed out of the mall and into a parking lot, where some boarded a bus and others walked toward their cars. Some people were seen crying.

Laura McKinzles of Columbia works at a kiosk in the mall. She said she heard between eight and 10 gunshots, followed by people running and screaming. She ran into the backroom of a perfume store and locked the door.


Title: Re: Police confirm shooting at suburban Baltimore mall
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 25, 2014, 03:52:05 pm
Suspect had a large amount of ammo @CNN

Look at the buzzword they go after, "ammo".


Title: Re: Police confirm shooting at suburban Baltimore mall
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 26, 2014, 02:53:53 pm
What is it with these "crazed" gunmen having 3 worded names? There is nothing new under the sun...

http://gma.yahoo.com/maryland-mall-shooter-identified-darion-marcus-aguilar-police-154310634--abc-news-topstories.html
Maryland Mall Shooter Identified as Darion Marcus Aguilar, Police Say
1/26/14

Police have identified Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, as the shooter who killed two people at a Maryland mall before turning the gun on himself, Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said today.

Police said Aguilar used a 12-gague shot gun during the incident and 16 shots were fired. In addition to the gun and ammunition, crude explosive devices made from flash powder and household items were found in Aguilar's backpack.

16 shots? The MSM yesterday said 8. ???

According to police, Aguilar entered the mall around 10:15 a.m. Saturday morning. Around 11:15, he entered the Zumiez store, a skateboard shop, on the mall's second level and fatally shot Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park, Md., and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Ellicott City, Md. Both were employees of the skateboard store.

McMahons said it wasn't clear if the shooter knew his victims although both Aguilar and Benlolo lived in College Park.

Aguilar then turned the gun on himself as frightened patrons ran from the area, McMahon said.

Police said they're still investigating the shooter's motive.

Police started receiving 911 calls about a possible shooting at the mall at around 11:15 a.m., and it was immediately put on lockdown, McMahon said. Police were reportedly on the scene within two minutes of the calls.

Aside from the three dead, five other people were injured. One person, who was below the Zumiez store during the shooting, suffered a gunshot wound to the foot and others had minor injuries as they ran to escape the shooting, according to police.

"All of the activity took place at one time, in one store," McMahon said.

Law enforcement sources told ABC News that one scenario being investigated was that it was a domestic dispute involving a man, his estranged girlfriend and her boyfriend.

After the crude explosive devices were found, police swept through the mall using canine units to ensure there was no other devices on the premises.

Police said the mall would reopen by Tuesday.


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Kilika on January 27, 2014, 02:43:09 am
8 or 16 shots fired, he would have had to reload at least once. Wonder why he fired so many times, when it appears he was after the two workers in the skateboard shop.

The 3 names is I think just them giving the person's full legal name "for the record". Most people have 3 names!  ;)


Title: Re: Police confirm shooting at suburban Baltimore mall
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 27, 2014, 12:37:56 pm
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/26/22454050-no-known-relationship-between-maryland-mall-shooter-victims-cops?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=6
1/27/14
No known relationship between Maryland mall shooter, victims: cops

The gunman who shot and killed two skate store employees at a Maryland shopping mall had no criminal record, police said Sunday.

Officials said Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, of College Park, Md., a manager at a Dunkin’ Donuts, was behind Saturday's attack that claimed the lives of two employees at a Zumiez store. The Mall in Columbia in suburban Baltimore was set for a somber reopening Monday.

Authorities believe Aguilar, armed with a Mossberg shotgun and “a large amount of ammunition” opened fire in the shopping mall in Columbia, Md., before killing himself, Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said Sunday.

The victims have been identified by police as Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park, Md., and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Mount Airy, Md. Aguilar, whose body was found nearby, had a shotgun and ammunition on him, according to McMahon.

Although one of the victims lives in the same town as the suspect, police said there was no immediate connection between the two. At a Sunday evening news conference, McMahon said police have interviewed family and associates but have found “no known relationship between the victims and our shooter.”

"We want to find out why this occurred,” McMahon said at an earlier news briefing. “We still have some unanswered questions.”

He added that authorities are reviewing evidence seized from the shooter’s home — including a journal in which Aguilar “does express some general unhappiness with his life.”

McMahon said that surveillance video showed Aguilar was dropped off by a cab at the Mall in Columbia on Saturday. His mother reported him missing a few hours before the shooting, according to Howard County Police.

A Prince George’s officer went to Aguilar’s house in College Park to speak with his mother around 5 p.m. Saturday and saw the gunman’s journal. The portion of the journal the officer read “made him concerned for the missing person’s safety,” according to a statement from the Prince George’s County police.

The unidentified investigator then began tracking Aguilar’s cell phone — and soon discovered it was pinging at the Mall in Columbia
.

McMahon said Aguilar made “very limited movement” during the hour he spent in the mall before he fired between 6-8 shots.

“We’re still working to determining exactly where all those shots went,” McMahon said. One person suffered a gunshot wound to the foot, and four others were injured during the chaos. All five were treated and released from the hospital Saturday night, according to Howard County General Hospital.

Police identify the shooter and the two victims, but still search for a motive and link between the trio.

The Associated Press reported that Aguilar’s home is a two-story house in a “middle-income neighborhood,” where some University of Maryland students live just two miles away from the campus.

Aguilar was accepted to Montgomery College in February 2013 but never registered for classes and never attended, said Elizabeth S. Homan, director of communications at the community college in the suburbs of Washington D.C.

When he applied, Aguilar indicated he would graduate from James Hubert Blake High School in Rockville Md., Homan told NBC News. Dana Tofig, a spokeswoman for Montgomery County Public Schools, confirmed that Aguilar attended high school at Blake.

Tydryn Scott, 19, was Aguilar's lab partner at Blake and told the AP he was tall, skinny and quiet. Another student described him as an avid skateboarder.

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman said at the Sunday evening news briefing that the 200-store mall will have two memorial sites -  one outside the entrance and another inside the shopping complex - when it reopens at 1 p.m. on Monday.


Title: One dead, two wounded in shooting near Georgia high school
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 27, 2014, 03:56:05 pm
Here we go again...

One dead, two wounded in shooting near Georgia high school
1/27/14
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/27/22470240-one-dead-two-wounded-in-shooting-near-georgia-high-school?lite=

One person was dead and two others were injured in a shooting near a suburban Atlanta high school Monday afternoon, police and school officials told NBC News.

Phoenix High School in Lawrenceville, about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta, was in "soft lockdown" as investigators tried to determine whether any students were involved.

The shooting occurred partly in the roadway and partly in the parking lot at an address about 200 yards across a street from the school, which is on the busy main highway through Lawrenceville.

The scene is also about a quarter-mile from Gwinnett Medical Center, a regional trauma center, where the injured were taken. There was no immediate word on their conditions.


Title: Hawaii School Shooting: Honolulu High School On Lockdown
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 28, 2014, 04:26:27 pm
Hawaii School Shooting: Honolulu High School On Lockdown
http://www.inquisitr.com/1112030/hawaii-school-shooting-honolulu-high-school-on-lockdown/
1/28/14

A Honolulu high school is on lockdown after a school shooting in Hawaii. Police officers responded to an emergency call of shots fired at Roosevelt High School at approximately 8:30 am local time. Two victims were reportedly transported from the Nehoa Street school near Punchbowl.

Update 4:46 pm – Honolulu police officers shot a 17-year-old runaway in the wrist after the teen suspect reportedly punched two law enforcement officers and cut another with a knife. According to Hawaii State Department of Education representative Donalyn Dela Cruz, the runaway was recognized by school officials who knew the teenager was not registered for classes at Roosevelt High School. Hawaii is only one of 12 states where a school shooting has not occurred or no one had entered the campus with a weapon and an intent to shoot.

Roosevelt High School is home to approximately 1,400 students. An emergency alert set to parents after the Hawaii school shooting reads:

“The situation at Roosevelt is under control. The Honolulu Police Department is wrapping up their investigation. Again, the situation is under control. Please remain calm.”

Students and parents frantically tried to reach one another via cell phone during the lockdown. The Roosevelt High School parking lot remained blocked off as Honolulu police officers complete their investigation. Parents have gathered along the edges of the campus to await word on the two school shooting victims and to gather their children.

Honolulu police officers reportedly have the Roosevelt High School shooting suspect in custody. It is not currently know if the Hawaii shooting victims are students or staff.

Check back with The Inquisitr for more details about this breaking news story as details become available.



Title: Re: Hawaii School Shooting: Honolulu High School On Lockdown
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 28, 2014, 04:31:11 pm
Officer shoots teen after attack at Honolulu high school
1/28/14
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/28/honolulu-high-school-shooting-prompts-lockdown/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

HONOLULU — A police officer shot a 17-year-old runaway in the wrist at a Hawaii high school after the teen cut one officer with a knife and punched two others, authorities said.

State Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said the boy showed up Tuesday morning at Roosevelt High School. Officials there recognized him as a runaway who was not registered for classes, and called police.

Maj. Richard Robinson, commander of the Honolulu Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division, said the boy lunged at officers who arrived at the public high school near downtown Honolulu and tried to take him into custody.

Robinson said the teen attacked one of the officers with a knife, leaving him with a minor cut on his torso. He also hit two other officers, but neither suffered serious injuries, he said.

One of the officers then fired two shots, hitting the boy once in the wrist. The teen was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, Robinson said.

The shooting prompted a lockdown at Roosevelt, which has an enrollment of about 1,500.

Kealii Akiona-Soares, said he was in social studies class when he heard a faint shot at about 8:20 a.m.

Then a school bell sounded and students were kept in their classrooms, the 17-year-old junior said. He said his class continued with a politics lessons, and everyone kept mostly calm.

“I guess it happens a lot in mainland schools, so it’s not surprising,” Akiona-Soares said.

Several parents, including Carolyn Richardson, gathered outside after word of the shooting spread. “This is really freaking me out,” Richardson told the AP.

Richardson said she learned about the shooting around 9 a.m. through a text from her son, CarDarow, a sophomore.

CarDarow told her he heard shots had been fired at the school, but that he was OK. She then used her cellphone to video chat with him. “I told him, I gotta hear your voice,” Richardson said.

Other parents outside the school also texted and talked on their phones to their children while they were on lockdown inside the school.

School was let out for the day at about 10 a.m., and a steady stream of students filed out of campus, with many reuniting with their parents.

Hawaii is one of 12 states that have not had a school shooting, or someone entering a campus with the intent to shoot, state Education Department officials said.


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 01, 2014, 02:36:12 pm
http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/michigan-state-student-20-dies-after-shooting
Michigan State student, 20, dies after shooting
2/1/14

East Lansing police say Dominique Nolff was pronounced dead at 9:23 a.m. Saturday from multiple gunshot wounds.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A 20-year-old Michigan State University student has died after he and another student were shot in their apartment near the school's campus.

East Lansing police say Dominique Nolff was pronounced dead at 9:23 a.m. Saturday from multiple gunshot wounds.

The second shooting victim, also 20, has been treated and released from a hospital.

Officers were called about 8:50 p.m. Friday to a report of a shooting at the Cedar Village apartment complex. Nolff and the other student were found inside one of the apartments.

Nolff was from Middleville. The other victim is a Grand Haven resident.

East Lansing police say the suspect being sought was believed to be in his 20s and that the shooting "does not appear to be a random act."


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Kilika on February 02, 2014, 01:26:08 am
 ::) That shooting isn't a school shooting, yet they try to make it look that way with the headline. It's just another shooting involving people who happen to be college students or that age.


Title: Despite safety emphasis, school shootings continue
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 03, 2014, 12:29:26 am
Despite safety emphasis, school shootings continue
http://news.yahoo.com/despite-safety-emphasis-school-shootings-continue-130704494.html
2/2/14

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's been no real reduction in the number of U.S. school shootings despite increased security put in place after the rampage at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.

In Pennsylvania and New Mexico, Colorado and Tennessee, and elsewhere, gunfire has echoed through school hallways, and killed students or their teachers in some cases. "Lockdown" is now part of the school vocabulary.

An Associated Press analysis finds that there have been at least 11 school shootings this academic year alone, in addition to other cases of gun violence, in school parking lots and elsewhere on campus, when classes were not in session.

Last August, for example, a gun discharged in a 5-year-old's backpack while students were waiting for the opening bell in the cafeteria at Westside Elementary School in Memphis. No one was hurt.

Experts say the rate of school shootings is statistically unchanged since the mid- to late-1990s, yet still remains troubling.

Ronald Stephens, executive director of the National School Safety Center, said there have been about 500 school-associated violent deaths in the past 20 years.

The numbers don't include a string of recent shootings at colleges and universities
. Just last week, a man was shot and critically wounded at the Palm Bay Campus of Eastern Florida State College, according to police.

Finding factors to blame, rightfully or not, is almost the easy part: bad parenting, easy access to guns, less value for the sanctity of life, violent video games, a broken mental health system.

Stopping the violence isn't.

"I think that's one of the major problems. There are not easy answers," Stephens said. "A line I often use is do everything you can, knowing you can't do everything."

Bill Bond, who was principal at Heath High School in West Paducah in 1997 when a 14-year-old freshman fired on a prayer group, killing three female students and wounding five, sees few differences in how shootings are carried out today. The one consistency, he said, is that the shooters are males confronting hopelessness.

"You see troubled young men who are desperate and they strike out and they don't see that they have any hope," Bond said.

Schools generally are much safer than they were five, 10 or 15 years ago, Stephens said. While a single death is one too many, Stephens noted that perspective is important. In Chicago there were 500 homicides in 2012, about the same number in the nation's 132,000-plus K-12 schools over two decades.

"I believe schools are much safer than they used to be but clearly they still have a good ways to go," Stephens said.

The recent budget deal in Congress provides $140 million to support safe school environments, and is a $29 million increase, according to the office of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

About 90 percent of districts have tightened security since the Newtown shootings, estimates Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers.

Many schools now have elaborate school safety plans and more metal detectors, surveillance cameras and fences. They've taken other steps, too, such as requiring ID badges and dress codes. Similar to fire drills, some schools practice locking down classrooms, among their responses to potential violence.

The incident involving the 5-year-old in Memphis led to the use of hand-held metal detecting wands inside elementary schools in Shelby County's school district.

Attention also has focused on hiring school resource officers, sworn law enforcement officers who are trained to work in a school environment, said Mo Canady, executive director of the National Association of School Resource Officers. He said his organization estimates there are about 10,000 of them in the U.S.

Canady said it was such an officer who helped avert more bloodshed at Arapahoe High School in the Denver suburb of Centennial when an 18-year-old student took a shotgun into the building on Dec. 13 and fatally shot another student.

Since the shootings at Colorado's Columbine High School in 1999, in which two students killed 12 classmates and a teacher and wounded 26 others before killing themselves, police nationwide have adopted "active shooter" policies where officers are trained to confront a shooter immediately.

"The goal is to stop it, from the law enforcement side, stop it as quickly as you can because we know with an active shooter if you don't stop it, more lives will be lost," Canady said.

Confronting a shooter certainly carries risks.

In Sparks, Nev., math teacher Michael Landsberry was killed in November after calmly approaching a 12-year-old with a gun and asked him to put the weapon down, witnesses said. The boy, who had wounded two classmates, killed himself.

Weingarten said more emphasis needs to be placed on improving school cultures by ensuring schools have resources for counselors, social workers and after-care programs. Many of these kinds of programs were scaled back during budget cuts of recent years.

Experts have said a healthy school culture can prevent such incidents and even lead students to tell adults about classmates who display warning signs that they could commit such violence.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan told reporters Thursday that he also believes strong mental health support systems in schools are important. But he said schools are doing a "fantastic" job with school security and often schools are the safest place in a community.

He blames easy access to guns as a root cause of the problem, but that's a contention that doesn't have widespread agreement as gun control continues to be a hotly debated topic.

"This is a societal problem, it's not a school problem," Duncan said.

Bond, who is now the safe schools specialist with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, said there was a time when he believed school shootings would stop. He's come to a sad realization that gives him a "sick pit in my stomach" that they won't end, he said.

"Schools are still part of the American society and the American society is violent," Bond said.


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 03, 2014, 12:30:27 am
We're sure hearing a lot of this "peace and safety" from ALL aspects of society presently...

1The 5:1  But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
1Th 5:2  For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
1Th 5:3  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.



Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Kilika on February 03, 2014, 02:22:19 am
Quote
Finding factors to blame, rightfully or not, is almost the easy part: bad parenting, easy access to guns, less value for the sanctity of life, violent video games, a broken mental health system.

It all starts with bad parenting. And that causes a warped sense of values that has no love in it. They don't have Jesus in their hearts. It isn't easy access because that is a fallacy that they are easy to get, legally.

And don't get me started about video games! I'm SO sick of hearing that bull about video games. The games have NOTHING to do with it, at all. It's the individual person that has issues, not a game.

SO, just how many people play video games that are considered violent? That's a hard number to pin down seeing what is defined as violent is subjective.

Want some video game stats about players?

http://grabstats.com/statcategorymain.aspx?StatCatID=13 (http://grabstats.com/statcategorymain.aspx?StatCatID=13)

By the way, 40% of players are females. Where are all those female shooters at schools?

And eighty-five percent (85%) of all games sold in 2007 were rated "E" for Everyone, "T" for Teen, or "E10+" for Everyone 10+.

Like I've said, I HATE lies and propaganda.


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 03, 2014, 02:39:59 am
Quote
By the way, 40% of players are females. Where are all those female shooters at schools?

And eighty-five percent (85%) of all games sold in 2007 were rated "E" for Everyone, "T" for Teen, or "E10+" for Everyone 10+.

Like I've said, I HATE lies and propaganda.

That's a very good point - I've yet to hear news reports of EVEN ONE female school shooter.

If anything, this has been part of the Hegelian Dialectic Caesar was playing after the (false flag)Columbine shootings - one side(liberals) started blaming guns, while the other side(conservatives) started blaming violence in the media(and then kids getting "picked on" was thrown in for good measure). All it did was have a non-stop back and forth debate until George W. got into office(when 9/11 happened and attention focused elsewhere, that is).


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Kilika on February 03, 2014, 02:51:58 am
Quote
All it did was have a non-stop back and forth debate until George W. got into office(when 9/11 happened and attention focused elsewhere, that is)

Well, I can say that since I first entered the video game development industry back in 2003, and ever since, the lies have been the same by the anti-gun lobby, trying to blame "violent" games, but the facts aren't even close to what they allege.

Tens of millions of people play video games, and about 12% of players play action/shooter type games. Based on those numbers, we should have school shooters in at least the hundreds, if not thousands every year. Instead, only a very small percentage of shooters even play video games.

So where are all those shooters that play violent games? It's a fallacy. They simply don't exist.


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 12, 2014, 04:59:37 pm
http://www.infowars.com/students-sign-petition-to-have-gun-owners-executed-in-concentration-camps/
Students Sign Petition To Have Gun Owners Executed In Concentration Camps
2/3/14

Media analyst Mark Dice has once again documented how many young Americans are completely disconnected from reality, capturing California college students signing a fake petition to imprison all legal gun owners in concentration camps and even to have them executed.

“We just want to make sure we disarm the citizens. We can trust the government to be the only ones with guns.” Dice said to students on campus in San Diego, while they unquestioningly signed the petition to “repeal the Second Amendment.”

“These peasants don’t need guns,” Dice stated, adding “We want to put all registered gun owners in prison,” prompting one student to replay “Yes, it’s too dangerous.” for people to own guns.

“It’s just a simple repeal of the Second Amendment and we’ll be terminating and executing all of the gun owners.” Dice told another signatory who replied “OK, thank you.” and walked off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n02qgqtpRKY

“We are going to ban all guns except for the military and police.” Dice told another student, who signed the petition. “We’ll do door to door confiscations, we have lists of all the registered weapons, so the military will just go and take those away from people.” Dice added. “Ok.” the student replied.

Another male student signed the petition even though Dice suggested confiscating gun owners’ weapons and shooting them with them. “If they like their guns so much, let’s just feed the gun owners some of their own lead.” Dice ludicrously said.

“I didn’t think I could get any more ridiculous.” Dice stated after the student thanked him and went about his day.

But he did get more ridiculous. “We need to take these gun owners and put them into FEMA concentration camps to keep everybody safe.” Dice told a skateboarding jock who replied “well I agree with you there, keep them safe.” Although he refused to sign “something I don’t know anything about,” which is something the next student did not consider as he replied “sounds about right” to Dice’s FEMA camp suggestion.

Several other students then happily signed the petition, with responses such as “no problem!” as Dice suggested putting Americans in detention camps and killing them.

Dice has now successfully managed to persuade Americans in his area to agree to repeal the First, Second, Third, Fourth , Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Amendments, as well as the entire Bill Of Rights.


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Kilika on February 13, 2014, 01:56:35 am
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Dice has now successfully managed to persuade Americans in his area to agree to repeal the First, Second, Third, Fourth , Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Amendments, as well as the entire Bill Of Rights.

He hasn't persuaded anybody. Those ignorant sheeple are just blindly following whatever they are told to think.


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 14, 2014, 03:03:02 pm
Fake Blood and Blanks: Schools Stage Active Shooter Drills
+Photos inside: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fake-blood-blanks-schools-stage-active-shooter-drills-n28481

ROY, Mo.—In a cramped, carpeted amphitheater in the basement of Troy Buchanan High School, 69 students are waiting to die.

“You’ll know when it pops off,” says Robert Bowen, the school’s campus police officer. “If you get engaged with one of the shooters, you’ll know it.”

“When you get shot, you need to close your fingers and keep ‘em in,” adds Tammy Kozinski, the drama teacher. “When the bad guy and the police come through, they’ll step all over you, and who will be saying they’re sorry?”

“Nobody!” the students cry in unison.

This isn’t a bizarre, premeditated mass murder or some twisted sacrifice led by a student cult. These are the 20 minutes preceding an active shooter drill, the 13th one Missouri’s Lincoln County school district has staged in the past year.

All but 69 students have gone home for the day on early dismissal. These volunteer victims, mostly culled from the school’s drama class, are outfitted in fake-bloody bullet wounds, still wet and dripping down their foreheads, necks and chests. Bowen tells them what to expect: They’ll see “bad guys with AR-15s” shooting blanks during a simulated “passing period”—the moments when one class ends and the other begins. PVC pipes will be dropped on the floor to approximate IEDs. Crystal Lanham, a baby-faced freshman with long, gently-crimped brown hair, receives the dubious honor of being chosen as one of the gunmen’s hostages. She’s thrilled.

“I just really wanna get shot,” she jokes. “Is that weird?”


In the wake of mass shootings from Columbine to Sandy Hook to many in between, schools have devised new and creative ways to prepare for tragedy. Most have adapted some form of the standard lockdown drill, but some districts have gone further, with programs teaching kids self-defense, proposals to train teachers with firearms—and full-scale drills like the one that’s about to happen in Troy, a town about an hour northwest of St. Louis.

In Missouri, it’s not only a trend; it’s the law. In August 2013, the state legislature took a cue from a handful of post-Sandy Hook lawmakers, like the ones in Illinois and Arkansas, and voted to require every school district to conduct simulated shooter drills. Because the law goes into effect this year, 20 superintendents from across the state are here to take notes.

Back in the drama room, the energy is jovial and jittery. Some kids, like Lanham, have never participated in a drill before. Others are veterans of simulations staged with high school volunteers in nearby elementary and middle schools (after the younger kids have gone home). Lanham is visibly excited, but some students, like 17-year-old Alex Bargen, are a little on-edge.

“I’ve done this like 10 times, and it gets me every time,” says Bargen, who agreed to do the drill as extra credit for drama class. “This one is even scarier because it’s on my home turf. It’s going to make me second-guess my school.”

“It’s a bit nerve-wracking because I’m disabled and can’t really run away,” says Katie Ladlie, 15, who is in a wheelchair. Her plan is to go into the elevator to the third floor and either slump in her wheelchair or fall out of it when the gunman shows up.

Kiera Loveless, 17, who has done eight drills before, “thought it would be fun at first. Now I wouldn’t say fun exactly—it’s scary. But a good experience.”

Loveless signed up because she thought it would look good on college applications. The first time she participated, she was “terrified.” She’d only heard gunshots on television. “I didn’t even really have to pretend. I kept having to remind myself ‘this isn’t real, this isn’t real.’”

Once the drill starts, Lanham and her friend, Jacob Erlitz, camp out near the bathroom. Pretty soon, a group of students sprint down the hallway screaming, just as a piercing fire alarm goes off. Seeing the gunman up close, Lanham realizes it’s Bowen, the same man who was giving us instructions a few minutes before. He “shoots” Erlitz and takes Lanham hostage as promised, barking at her to bang on classroom doors and urge the occupants to open them.

“Someone let me in!” Lanham shouts. She isn’t smiling anymore. “Somebody, anybody, open the door!”

None open.

The energy blast from the guns has filled the hallway with dust from the ceiling tiles and the scent of gunpowder. Bullet shells litter the floor. After several excruciating minutes, a few cops run down the hallway, and when one aims at the gunman, it’s all over.

It’s been eight minutes and one second. The intruder has been “engaged”—the officers’ fancy word for “killed.”

There are several kids splayed out in the hallway, their fake blood still glistening. The kids start to rise, most nervously tittering, a few picking up shells as souvenirs. One girl, who has fallen on her stomach after getting “shot,” doesn’t get up. Her body is trembling. It doesn’t take long to realize she is sobbing.

The Lincoln County School District has been holding drills since September but didn’t always include students. The drills, after all, aren’t really for kids—they’re meant to help law enforcement craft strategies to take down active shooters, as well as to familiarize teachers with the sound of guns and teach them to act quickly. The first drill, also at Troy Buchanan High School, simply consisted of teachers lined up in the hallway as an “intruder” shot blanks in front of them.

But it felt stilted and staged. “We figured, ‘we’re not really doing anything,’” says Lieutenant Andy Binder, who helps coordinate the simulations. The drills have since become more spontaneous, and kids were eventually added, Binder says, to ramp up the realism for the teachers. This drill had the most students by far.

“We’re beginning to see what we’ve done wrong and right,” says Binder. “The first time…it took us about two and a half minutes to engage the shooter [once we entered the building]. Today it took 30 seconds.” During another drill, the teachers were told to call 911 from classroom phones, only to discover that they had to dial “9” first to get an outside line. That was swiftly corrected.

And even though they’re mostly there as props, the students learn strategies, too, says Binder—like not hiding in bathroom stalls, since automatic toilet flushes may give them away. That Wednesday, most kids seem to agree it was worthwhile. Even the girl who was shaking and crying, 15-year-old Alexis McCourt, says she “doesn’t regret it at all."

“It’s so hard to hear all of [those gunshots] and not freak out,” she says. But “I’m actually happy I did do it because now I know what some of the kids who came out alive in Sandy Hook felt.” If there is a shooting, she says, she’ll be prepared and “not just stand there.”

But not everyone felt invigorated. Amy Venneman, who teaches English, says having the student actors there ratcheted it up to a different level. “When I saw all the kids just running and screaming down the hallway, it really hit home for me,” she says.

During the drill, Venneman heard Lanham’s pleas to let her in, and she thought, What do I do? I’m supposed to keep the door shut, but I hear another student out there. “It made my heart hurt immediately,” she says.

The experience left Venneman feeling ambivalent.

“You want kids to feel like school is a safe place to be,” she says. “And I know those kids chose to be there, but for it to be that realistic, that’s almost too much. As a parent, I wouldn’t want that many kids being terrified, just knowing my own reaction to it.”

“It’s so hard to hear all of [those gunshots] and not freak out."

Other Missourians were more unequivocal about their disapproval. When Wayne Johnson, a firefighter from St. Louis, found out about Troy’s drill via a writeup in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he tweeted the link with the comment, “B/c this is a thing, we've failed, America.” He found the photos of kids spattered with fake blood “surreal.”

“I would have a real problem with them doing that in my kids’ school,” says Johnson, a veteran of Afghanistan who recognized the “moulage” used for the students’ stage injuries. “Sure, I get it, that’s probably the best drill training that you’re gonna have, but at what cost?” He worries that the drill would “traumatize” some kids and “desensitize” others.

**Was thinking the same thing when reading this - if a REAL shooting happens, don't be surprised to see these children do nothing(initially, that is), b/c they were desensitized to get used to them during this "drills".

Of course, Johnson’s kids won’t have to volunteer, and even if they did, they won’t necessarily have the same experience as the students at Troy Buchanan. There’s a continuum of possible simulations, ranging from fire drill-like evacuations to the bells-and-whistles variety. Kenneth Trump, president of National School Safety and Security Services, thinks that “a nice happy medium is a tabletop exercise,” which instructs school staff, first responders, and mental health agencies “by Powerpoint in a classroom-type setting, discussing hypothetical situations.” (Incidentally, this model fails to hold up to the new Missouri law, which requires a live simulation.)

Trump warns against “acting emotionally rather than cognitively,” which can distract school districts and law enforcement from preventive measures like counseling services for troubled students.

And according to Stephen Brock, a California State University professor and member of the National Association of School Psychologists, those counselors may be necessary for a fake shooting, too.

Live drills can be very intense and potentially psychologically harmful for some people,” says Brock. It’s not likely to cause post-traumatic stress on its own, but “if a child has some pre-existing mental health challenges”—up to 20 percent of students do, says Brock—“this could exacerbate that challenge.”

Experts say these reactions hinge on how responsibly the drill is conducted. Across the country, the community hasn’t always been well-informed; one active shooter drill at a charter school in rural Oregon came in the form of a sneak attack that left teachers momentarily terrified.

There’s also a difference between using student actors, who are fully-debriefed volunteers, and involving all students in this kind of exercise. Cary-Grove High School in Cary, Ill., faced criticism from parents last year when they staged an active shooter drill, blanks and all, with the entire student body present. One concerned mother from Hartselle, Ala., started a petition on change.org against a planned active shooter drill that would have involved elementary school students.

“We would never do that,” says Lt. Binder. “Law enforcement agencies that do that are making a grave mistake. We’re not here to create panic or fear.”

“It made me think, you have to look at everyone as a threat. That sounds so harsh, but you don’t know anybody’s story.”

Even though the kids at Troy Buchanan don’t appear to be traumatized by the drill, many of them have adopted a verbal tic: “When it happens, I’ll know what to do.” Or, “When it comes, I won’t be frozen in my tracks.” They seem to have internalized the idea that a school shooting is inevitable—it’s not a question of “if,” but “when.”

Alex Bargen confesses he’s been stressed about it ever since “it almost happened” more than a year ago in Troy. In September 2012, a Troy Buchanan student was arrested after his girlfriend reported to law enforcement that he was planning to kill four students on his 17th birthday. The charges were eventually dropped, but the day the girlfriend reported the incident, the news spread like wildfire. It wasn’t long before people were posting on Facebook that there had been shots fired in schools (there hadn’t been).

“This drill made me think of that,” Bargen says. “It made me think, you have to look at everyone as a threat. That sounds so harsh, but you don’t know anybody’s story.”

School shootings are indeed increasing, despite the proliferation of drills and heightened security measures. Yet the likelihood of a violent death in school is still minuscule—about a 1 in 2.5 million probability, says Brock.

“With an event that is just so unlikely, a school needs to critically assess what their drills should include,” he says. “They should ask themselves, ‘What are we going to spend our limited time and resources on?'”

But statistics aside, the headlines keep pouring in, leaving people with what Trump calls “active shooter cumulative stress”—the uneasy feeling that something bad could happen at any time.

1The 5:3  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

In the aftermath of the drill, the kids reconvene in the drama room. Tissues smeared with crimson are piled up in the wastebasket. The “victims” talk excitedly, overwhelmed with emotion and assessments. They describe what it felt like to get “killed,” or where they hid, or how freaky it was to see their teachers so panicked.

One quiet girl named Haylee Martinez begins to wax philosophical about real-life shooters: “It makes me wonder, like, who these guys are who enjoy being powerful. When they hold the guns, how much power do they have over us?”

Whether they enjoy it or not, the answer is clear.




Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 02, 2014, 10:18:55 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/gunshot-fired-kent-state-campus-suspect-sought-020102319.html
Gunshot fired on Kent State campus; suspect sought
4/2/14

KENT, Ohio (AP) — An order for students and faculty members to shelter in place following the firing of a gunshot at a northeastern Ohio university has been lifted for all buildings on campus.

A Kent State University spokeswoman says a male suspect fired the shot into the ground Wednesday night near Bowman Hall, an academic building. No injuries have been reported.

The university advised people to stay put while police searched for the shooter, who was carrying a silver handgun. It later lifted the advisory for all buildings including Bowman Hall.

University police are handling the investigation and the search for the shooter.

Kent State is a public research university located in Kent, a city of about 30,000 residents. It was the site of deadly shootings by Ohio National Guardsmen during a Vietnam War protest in 1970.


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 10, 2014, 06:55:22 pm
http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/04/10/columbus-shooting-liberty-elementary-school.html
4/10/14
Two People Shot Near Columbus Elementary & High School

At least two people were reportedly shot near schools in southeast Columbus.

The victims were located in an area near Liberty Elementary School and Independence High School on Whitlow Road in southeast Columbus.

The incident was reported around 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

According to police at the scene, a fight led up to the shooting. At least one person of interest was being interviewed.

Columbus Police say neither of the two victims are affiliated with Liberty Elementary or Independence High School.

The high school students were already dismissed for the day.

The elementary school was in the process of letting out. Students and staff still present at Liberty Elementary were placed on lockdown, but that order was lifted Thursday evening.

One 20-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to the foot was transported to Grant Medical Center in stable condition.  A 14-year-old was shot in the leg and was taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital in critical condition.

The names of the injured people were not immediately released.


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Kilika on April 13, 2014, 02:46:55 am
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The victims were located in an area near Liberty Elementary School and Independence High School...Columbus Police say neither of the two victims are affiliated with Liberty Elementary or Independence High School.

And neither was the incident, yet the author made sure they mentioned a school somehow.

I hate articles that try to make something of what's not there.


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 13, 2014, 09:05:35 am
And neither was the incident, yet the author made sure they mentioned a school somehow.

I hate articles that try to make something of what's not there.

Yeah, that was kind of the point in posting it here - this is an example of how they're spinning something to make it look like it's just that(but not even close), for obvious reasons(gun control agenda).


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 02, 2014, 01:29:33 am
http://news.yahoo.com/minnesota-teenager-charged-planning-school-massacre-police-002926683.html
Minnesota teenager charged with planning school massacre: police
5/1/14

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - A southern Minnesota teenager who idolized a gunman from a Colorado high school massacre was charged Thursday with planning to kill his parents and sister and then slaughter students and staff at his school, authorities said.

John David LaDue, 17, laid out his plans in an extensive journal and amassed bomb-making materials including gun powder and ball bearings as well as firearms and ammunition, Waseca, Minnesota police said.

"We believe that LaDue planned to carry out his attack within the next few weeks," Waseca Police Captain Kris Markeson told a news conference.

LaDue's journal had references to school shootings such as that at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, where two students killed 13 people and themselves in 1999, a criminal complaint said. He idolized one of the Columbine gunmen and critiqued what he thought they had done right or wrong during their attack, it said.

LaDue told police he had wanted to carry out his attack on April 20, the 15th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, but could not because it was Easter Sunday, the complaint said.

The plot was thwarted when someone called police Tuesday night after seeing a suspicious person carrying a backpack enter a storage unit and close the door behind him in Waseca, a town about 65 miles south of Minneapolis, Markeson said.

Police encountered LaDue and saw bomb-making materials at the unit, Markeson said. Police searched the unit and at his family's house found firearms, ammunition, prepared bombs and the papers documenting his plans, Markeson said.

He was charged as a juvenile with four counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of first degree attempted criminal damage to property and six counts of possession of an explosive or incendiary device by a person under age 18.

LaDue remains in custody and was identified because of the severity of the charges and because he is over age 16.

He had planned to kill his family, set a fire in rural Waseca to distract authorities and then head to the building that houses Waseca's junior and senior high schools, with more than 900 students, Markeson said.

Based on LaDue's account to police and his journal, he planned to set off numerous bombs during lunch, kill a school resource officer as he responded to help, then set fires and shoot students and staff before being killed by law enforcement officers, Markeson said.

Markeson said the investigation would take several more weeks.


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 05, 2014, 06:58:28 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/seattle-police-3-victims-university-shooting-232417468.html
Seattle police: 3 victims in university shooting
6/5/14

SEATTLE (AP) — Three people were shot Thursday afternoon on the campus of Seattle Pacific University and a suspect was in custody, police said.

Officer Drew Fowler confirmed three victims were transported for medical care after the shooting late Thursday afternoon.

The Seattle Fire Department said on its verified Twitter account that medics took four gunshot victims to Harborview Medical Center; a man and a woman had life threatening injuries, and two males were in stable condition. It wasn't clear whether the fourth person was the suspected gunman.

Police had initially said they were searching for a second suspect armed with a handgun, but a short while later they said they were no longer looking for anyone else.

About 4,270 students attend the private Christian university, which was founded in 1891 by the Free Methodist Church of North America. Its 40-acre campus is in a residential neighborhood about 10 minutes from downtown Seattle.

The university posted online that "the campus is in lockdown due to a shooting near Otto Miller Hall." A woman who answered the phone at the school's security office quickly disconnected, saying no one could talk.

The incident follows a spate of recent shootings on or near college campuses.

Last month, according to police, Elliot Rodger killed six people and injured seven before turning his gun on himself in a rampage in Isla Vista, California, near two universities.

Seven people were killed and three injured when a 43-year-old former student opened fire at a tiny Christian school, Oikos University, in Oakland, California, in 2012. A gunman killed five people and injured 18 when he opened fire in a Northern Illinois University lecture hall in 2008.

In 2007, 32 people were fatally shot in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia before the gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, killed himself.


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 05, 2014, 07:01:30 pm
Police: Suspect in custody after multiple victims shot at Seattle Pacific University @AP


Title: Re: School shootings becoming a norm? Gun control agenda being pushed?
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 01, 2014, 06:47:32 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/north-carolina-high-school-shooting-albemarle-163450368.html
Student shot after argument at N.C. high school
9/30/14

A shooting at a North Carolina high school early Tuesday left one male student wounded and another in custody, officials say.

Local police took a call reporting that shots had been fired in a courtyard outside Albemarle High School at 7:40 a.m., just before classes began. When officers arrived, they found one student, later identified as Bernard Miller, with a gunshot wound to the leg, Albemarle Police Chief William Halliburton said at a news conference. The suspected shooter, Jalen Russell, placed the gun on the ground and surrendered to school's resource officer, an Albemarle police officer.

"In this case we had the suspect immediately in custody," Halliburton said. "We had 20 officers there within minutes."

Miller was taken to Stanly Regional Medical Center. His condition was not immediately known.

The school, located about 35 miles northeast of Charlotte, was put on lockdown and later evacuated. Parents of the 466 students enrolled at Albemarle were asked to reunite with their children at North Albemarle Baptist Church, about a block from the school.

It's unclear exactly what precipitated the shooting.

"There was an argument or some type of altercation that led up to it," Halliburton said.

It's also unclear how many shots were fired before Russell surrendered.

"He could have done more,
" Halliburton said. "So the reaction is that we're thankful that he gave himself up."

According to WCNC-TV, local police had mimicked a large-scale school shooting during an active shooter training exercise this summer.

"I feel we were as prepared as we could be," Halliburton said.

Meanwhile, Twitter users are using the hashtag #PrayersForAlbemarle to send messages of support for the school's shaken community.