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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:29 PM
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Student fires gun in Mo. middle school TODAY
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 05:32 PM by helderheid
By MARCUS KABEL, Associated Press Writer 8 minutes ago


JOPLIN, Mo. - Fascinated by the Columbine bloodbath, a 13-year-old boy in a dark green trenchcoat and mask carried an assault rifle into his school Monday, pointed it at students and fired a shot into a ceiling before the weapon jammed, authorities said. No one was hurt.

"Please don't make me do this," he was quoted as telling administrators before police arrested him and thwarted what they called a "well thought-out plan" to terrorize his school.

Police said a note in the student's backpack indicated he had planted an explosive in the school, but no bombs were found.

Lt. Geoff Jones said the boy's motives were unclear. School officials said the student had no major disciplinary problems.

The seventh-grader, whose name was not immediately released, pointed the gun at two students inside Joplin Memorial Middle School but was confronted by an administrator who tried to talk him into putting the gun down, Jones said.

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What the hell is going on?!?!

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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:32 PM
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1. 8th grader? Assault rifle? Whaaat?!?! n/t
PB
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INDIA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:32 PM
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2. I heard it was an AK-47
Very lucky it jammed. They usually don't.

He'll go to juve, be out when he's 18. Another wacko back on the street.

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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:36 PM
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3. thank god it jammed is right
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INDIA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:39 PM
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4. Should the DA try him as an adult and put him away for hard time?

The school shooter from Arkansas who turned 21 has been back on the street for a while now and he seems to have been rehabilitated. And he actually killed people.

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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:41 PM
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7. Nope.
Give the kid the psychological help he needs.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:40 PM
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5. I thought that myself, what is going on?
Why are we having these repeated school shootings? We have had more this past week than I think total....

They are calling some kind of an emergency meeting about this, I will be curious as to how they will want to handle this.....


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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:40 PM
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6. And repuke 'morans' want to put MORE guns in schools???
Arm the teachers??? :wtf:
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don954 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:42 PM
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8. I have to echo that, WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH THE NATION!
There is a national sense of unease, and its becoming violently apparant. Its showing up in our kids first, and i expect some workplace shootings are not to far away.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:44 PM
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9. damn
this happened, literally 30 miles north of me... :( Saddening, all of these shootings, truly saddening... :(
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