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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:43 AM

Anyone know why a Sandy Hook teacher's *car* was "riddled with bullets" that day?

Saw this article online. The part I don't understand is why her car was shot up. The shooter, I thought, didn't open fire until her got into the school.

Unless the police were shooting outside the school but that wouldn't make sense when the shooter was IN the school when they arrived..surely they were not just randomly firing their guns out in the parking lot?

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/survive-war-dies-teaching-article-1.1223210

According to Rousseau, the slain teacherís 2004 Honda Civic ó parked outside the school ó was riddled with bullets when authorities removed the vehicle.

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Reply Anyone know why a Sandy Hook teacher's *car* was "riddled with bullets" that day? (Original post)
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Response to rainbow4321 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:46 AM

1. The NY Daily News seems to be the only one claiming that, so it's probably bullshit. nt

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Response to rainbow4321 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:57 AM

2. A lot of second hand information was circulated that day


You have to consider this was a mother whose daughter had just been shot. She was not in the best condition and very well may have thought that any dent or rust hole in the car was a bullet hole. Or she could be repeating something she heard from someone else. You really can't tell with these kinds of news reports, and it is a safe bet that the reporter did not pepper her with questions about that. Her daughter is dead, so it's not like the reporter followed up with "how many bullet holes? from which direction?" etc. etc.

There are a number of CT's that work on "conflicting early reports" of all kinds of events. In this event, the news organizations published pretty much anything they heard from anybody.

My favorite is that it appears the police, out of due caution, detained various people at the scene, on the assumption the shooter could be one of the apparently "fleeing" people. That's normal. There was an early report that some guy in a leather jacket, for example, was detained. This is now spun by some as proof that there was a second shooter or an accomplice when, in reality, it's normal for police to check out anybody that might be at all suspicious when approaching a scene like this one.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:59 AM

3. it really was one of the worst reporting i have watched, on an event like this. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:43 AM

13. Yeah, I'm appalled at just how slipshod the reporting was

The only thing they seemed to get right in the first few hours of this shooting was that there was an incident at the school.

Just about everything after that was flat-out wrong or drastically distorted in some way.

I know in the chaos after a horrible incident like this facts are difficult to pin down. That's why you confirm before you put info out. This rush-to-be-the-first bullshit has got to go.

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Response to deutsey (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:23 PM

24. i agree, totally. nt

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Response to rainbow4321 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:06 AM

4. Piers Morgan showed pictures of a car with bullet holes

last night. He said they were from the shooters gun and they came from the school building. It was shocking - if the bullets can tear through metal like that (the holes were large) imagine what they can do to a little body.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:28 AM

6. Little bodies with many of those horrible bullets. A horror too impossible to imagine!

All with a least 3 bullets and a few with 11!!!!!

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:37 AM

10. It was really shocking.

The bullets traveled a good distance, possibly ricocheted, and still they tore up the car. I could not believe what I was looking at. The shooter was not just killing the babies, with 3 - 11 shots per body he was mutilating them. Sorry to be so graphic but it added a whole new level of horror.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:28 PM

37. Effective range for that weapon, the whole school and parking lot were within it.

I learned that shit at shootouts. It was, and is, a good skill to have.

I used that info to at times stage crews outside effective range.

At times we had to go into the hot zone to assist police in evacuating civilians.

The fact that all that is now present when I go shopping, and look for potential cover...

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Response to rainbow4321 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:07 AM

5. I believe the Law Enforcement spokesman said at a press briefing

that none of the officers fired any shots.

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Response to rainbow4321 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:33 AM

7. I read somewhere that 4 teachers the day before argued with the kid at the school. He

 

managed to kill 3 of the 4. The fourth teacher was in school that day. But this is the first I heard about a car being shot up.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:48 AM

16. And I read that was just a rumor.

Seriously, if this principal was as good about building security as they say she was, she would have had security officers or police at the school the day after this supposed altercation took place.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:10 PM

21. Who knows there is so much "what ifs"

 

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Response to rainbow4321 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:35 AM

8. Whoa.

 

This plot is thickening fast. Thanks for that!

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Response to allrevvedup (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:38 AM

11. Jesus Christ what a sickening comment.

This isn't a movie.

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Response to Chorophyll (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:41 AM

12. No it isn't. That's the point.

 

In real life things add up.

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