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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:04 AM

Uruguayan teen attempts imitation of U.S. school massacre

Source: The Daily Star

Uruguayan teen attempts imitation of U.S. school massacre
December 17, 2012 10:36 AM

MONTEVIDEO: A young man opened fire at a medical clinic in Uruguay, telling police he was trying to imitate the slaughter of young children and staff at a US elementary school, authorities said Sunday.

Police said no one was injured when the 18-year-old started shooting on Saturday at the health center in the small city of Paysandu, about 370 kilometers (230 miles) north of Montevideo.

Police said the man, whom they did not identify, initially told them his goal was to commit suicide.

But they said he later added that he was trying to imitate the US massacre in which a gunman killed his mother at home, and then 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Connecticut, before turning a gun on himself.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/International/2012/Dec-17/198791-uruguayan-teen-attempts-imitation-of-us-school-massacre.ashx#ixzz2FIXxQnpl

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Judi Lynn Dec 2012 OP
BainsBane Dec 2012 #1
truthisfreedom Dec 2012 #2
bloomington-lib Dec 2012 #3
Beacool Dec 2012 #4
Quantess Dec 2012 #5
Remmah2 Dec 2012 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:08 AM

1. He evidently didn't have a high-death count magazine

Something gun proponents on this site refuse to consider regulating in the US.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:35 AM

2. These things come in threes.

Expect one more.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:17 AM

3. I think we're past three

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:38 AM

4. Just proves that there's mental illness everywhere.

In China a man slashed 22 children that were coming out of their school.

We live in a world that is literally crazy.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:22 AM

5. I am glad he's lousy at being an assassin.

He even failed at killing himself.
Maybe it was a cry for help.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:46 AM

6. Seems like a copy cat crime thanks to media hype.

 

It's sad how some people fall victim to suggestive (lack of) reasoning.

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