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10-09-2006, 09:14 PM

Student fires gun in Mo. middle school

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.

The boy refused and fired a shot into the ceiling of an entryway, police said. He tried to continue firing but the rifle jammed, according to Jones. The student then left the building.

"We don't believe he was trying to fire at administrators or students," Officer Curt Farmer said.

Officers arrested the teen behind a nearby building. Police described his weapon as a Mac-90, a replica of an AK-47 assault rifle.

Superintendent Jim Simpson said police told him the boy had a fascination with the Columbine High shooting that left 15 people dead near Littleton, Colo., in 1999.

The student was wearing a trench coat like the student gunmen at Columbine and had a T-shirt over his head with eye holes cut out, Farmer said.

Farmer said that along with note indicating an explosive was placed in the school, the boy's backpack held military manuals, instructions on assembling an improvised explosive device and detailed drawings of the school.

"This was quite well thought-out," Farmer said. "He had been planning this for a long time."

Jones said the gun belonged to the boy's parents, who kept the weapon in a safe at home. The parents told police their son apparently knew the combination to the gun safe. Farmer said it is not uncommon for people in the area to own assault weapons.

The shooting happened about 10 minutes before school started.

"A lot of the kids were scared," said eighth-grader Deron Moore. "After they said on the intercom that there was someone with a gun, I kind of went into shock."

Joplin, which has about 41,000 residents, is on the Kansas state line about 140 miles south of Kansas City, Mo.

Schools across the country have been on alert since three deadly school shootings in three states in a week. In Pennsylvania, church bells tolled Monday morning in remembrance of the five young Amish girls killed at their one-room schoolhouse one week earlier.

Medula Oblongata
10-09-2006, 09:49 PM
You are suprised?

Swami predicts more and more of these throughout the election season...

I fear it is a sign of things to come.

All the while the Libtards and Bushsky play their fiddles as Rome burns... from hate, prejudice, internal bickering, elitism, and a general attitude on the part of the government that the people NEED governing and on the people that they NEED to be governed, instead of allowing liberty to prevail where the people may succeed or fail without interfeirence...

10-09-2006, 10:07 PM
Im sure the Brady Bunch already has the party streamers and the disco ball set up for their wild party on Nov 7.

10-10-2006, 11:38 AM
sounds like to me they need to bring back spanky in the schools to settle these kids down, no discipline

10-10-2006, 11:58 AM
they need to bring back spanky
McFarland? :D

10-10-2006, 12:18 PM
thats what the paddle was called at the school, lol

10-10-2006, 12:22 PM
thats what the paddle was called at the school, lol
Now you're just making up a story because you have no idea what I'm talking about. :D

10-10-2006, 12:26 PM
remember justin, btown went to school when they used oil lamps to light up the class room. Walked to school up hill in 2ft of snow.

10-10-2006, 12:43 PM
Sorry, not that much snow in Florida. :D

10-10-2006, 12:46 PM
lol, i will mail you some snow then, haha, we get more than enough here :D

10-10-2006, 12:47 PM
Only if you can make iced tea with it. You can send it with the syrup. :D

10-10-2006, 01:06 PM
haha, syrup is still a ways away yet

10-10-2006, 01:10 PM
haha, syrup is still a ways away yet
That may be, but I can already taste it. I don't want to fight the twins this year, they're to big, so remember, BIG JAR. :D

10-10-2006, 01:26 PM
haha, i will see what i can do

black campbell
10-10-2006, 04:33 PM
Maybe it's time to shift to smaller school where the parents throw in together to hire teachers directly. No NEA, no unions, no Dept Ed screwing things up. Sort of a souped-up homeschooling idea. Obviously, the "socialization" argument of the NEA is bunk; all these gov't schools do is socialize our kids to do drugs and shoot each other. As for the inequality of education that would result from economic disparity, I'm not seeing a whole lot of parity in the current system.

Medula Oblongata
10-10-2006, 06:36 PM
McFarland? :D
Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat... The Little Rascals. Yup, I remember watching those with my Great Uncle Joe late at night on A&E years ago...

10-10-2006, 09:43 PM
^ you mean decades?

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Medula Oblongata
10-10-2006, 10:51 PM
funny Kamo... Ever hear of the Unibomber? I hear people picked on him about his age too... :machinegu

Is that UPS at your door that I hear??? Hope you have flameproof undies on.. :beat:

10-11-2006, 03:52 PM
remember justin, btown went to school when they used oil lamps to light up the class room. Walked to school up hill in 2ft of snow.
uphill both ways. :D

10-11-2006, 03:57 PM
uphill both ways.
Don't you know it. :D