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« Reply #30 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 Huh
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."
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« Reply #31 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.
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« Reply #32 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.
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« Reply #33 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
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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.
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« Reply #34 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.
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« Reply #35 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.
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« Reply #36 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 Roll Eyes
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.
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« Reply #37 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.
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« Reply #38 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.
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« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2014, 03:52:05 pm »

Suspect had a large amount of ammo @CNN

Look at the buzzword they go after, "ammo".
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« Reply #40 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. Huh

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.
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« Reply #41 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!  Wink
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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
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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.
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« Reply #43 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.
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« Reply #44 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.

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« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2014, 04:31:11 pm »

Officer shoots teen after attack at Honolulu high school
1/28/14
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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.
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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."
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« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2014, 01:26:08 am »

 Roll Eyes 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.
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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.
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« Reply #49 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.

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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

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.
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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).
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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.
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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.



“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.
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He hasn't persuaded anybody. Those ignorant sheeple are just blindly following whatever they are told to think.
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Fake Blood and Blanks: Schools Stage Active Shooter Drills
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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.


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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.
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« Reply #57 on: April 10, 2014, 06:55:22 pm »

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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.
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« Reply #58 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.
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« Reply #59 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).
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