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Multiple deaths, including children, at Connecticut school shooting

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Uncle.Ruckus, Dec 14, 2012.

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  1. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest


    Sources say several children are among the dead.
  2. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Re: Shooting reported at Connecticut elementary school

    Shooter may be dead:

  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Re: Shooting reported at Connecticut elementary school; one confirmed dead

    is it too soon to discuss control?

    December 30, 1974: Olean, New York, Anthony Barbaro, a 17-year-old Regents scholar armed with a rifle and shotgun, kills three adults and wounds 11 others at his high school, which was closed for the Christmas holiday. Barbaro was reportedly a loner who kept a diary describing several "battle plans" for his attack on the school.[32]
    Thursday February 12, 1976: At Detroit, Michigan's Murray-Wright High School, about six intruders, who according to police looked like junior high students or younger, entered Murray Wright. According to the police they were searching for a student who had "stolen one of their girlfriends."[33] Two teachers discovered the intruders and asked them to leave. A security guard escorted the intruders down a hallway as about six Murray-Wright students followed the intruders as they were leaving. Outside of the door to the school, two of the intruders brandished guns and fired into the group., shooting and injuring five students. One of the injured was treated and released and the others were treated at Henry Ford Hospital.[33]
    June 12, 1976: California State University, Fullerton massacre, where the school's custodian opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle in the library on the California State University, Fullerton campus killing 7, and wounding 2.
    February 22, 1978: Lansing, Michigan After being taunted for his beliefs, a 15-year-old self-proclaimed Nazi, kills one student and wounds a second with a Luger pistol.[32]
    January 29, 1979: Grover Cleveland Elementary School Shootings, California, where 16-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer opened fire with a rifle, a gift from her father, killing 2 and wounding 9.
    April 7, 1982: Littleton, Colorado, Deer Creek Jr. High School The gunman, 14-year-old Jason Rocha, was a student at Deer Creek. Rocha shot and killed 13 year-old Scott Darwin Michael.[34]
    The early 1980s saw only a few multi-victim school shootings, including:

    January 20, 1983: St. Louis County, Missouri Parkway South Middle School The eighth grade shooter brought a blue duffel bag containing two pistols and a murder/suicide note that outlined his intention to kill the next person heard speaking ill of his older brother, Ken, to school. He entered a study hall classroom and opened fire, hitting two fellow students. The first victim was fatally shot in the stomach, and the second victim received a non-fatal gunshot wound to the abdomen. He said, "no one will ever call my brother a pussy again," then committed suicide.
    According to the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, in the United States, from September 1986 to September 1990:[35]

    At least 71 people (65 students and 6 school employees) had been killed with guns at school.
    201 were severely wounded by gun fire.
    242 individuals were held hostage at gunpoint.
    According to a 1987 survey conducted by the American School Health Association,[36] " 3% of the boys reported having carried a handgun to school at least once during the school year; 1% reported carrying a handgun on a daily basis."

    The late 1980s began to see a major increase in school shootings, including:

    May 17, 1984: Des Moines, Iowa While students in a French class at Southeast Polk High School were taking a test in the hallway, a 17 year old boy shot and killed a 16 year old female student before firing a single shot into his own head, killing himself.[37][38]
    September 4, 1985: Richmond, Virginia At the end of the second day of school at East End Middle School, a 12 year old boy shot a girl with his mother's gun.[39][40]
    October 18, 1985: Detroit, Michigan During halftime of the homecoming football game between Northwestern High School and Murray-Wright High School, a boy who was in a fight earlier that day pulled out a shotgun and opened fire, injuring six students.[41][42]
    November 26, 1985: Spanaway, Washington A 14 year old girl shot two boys fatally, then killed herself with a .22-caliber rifle at Spanaway Junior High School.[43][44][45]
    December 9, 1985: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania At Archbishop Ryan High School for Boys, a 22 year old Mental health patient took 6 students hostage with what ended up being a starter pistol. No one was hurt in the ordeal.
    December 10, 1985: Portland, Connecticut At Portland Junior High School, the Principal was having a heated discussion with a 13 year old male eighth grader when he locked the boy inside an office. The student then pulled out a 9mm firearm and opened fire. The bullet shattered the glass door and struck the left forearm of the secretary, and the glass injured the Principal. The boy fled for the 2nd floor, where he shot a janitor in the head. The boy then took a seventh grader hostage. The boy's father and another family member came to the school and talked to him over the intercom system. After 45 minutes, he tossed the gun out a school window and was taken into custody.[46]
    May 16, 1986: The Cokeville Elementary School hostage crisis In a ransom scheme, David and Doris Young, both in their forties, took 150 students and teachers hostage. Their demand for $300 million dollars came to an abrupt end when Doris accidentally set off a bomb, killing herself and injuring 78 students and teachers. David wounded John Miller, a teacher who was trying to flee, then killed himself.
    March 2, 1987: Missouri Honours student Nathan Ferris, 12, killed a classmate and then himself.[47]
    April 16, 1987:[48] a student at Detroit, Michigan's Murray-Wright High School entered the school parking lot and shot 17-year old Chester Jackson, a junior running back, in the head, killing him. He attacker went into the gymnasium and shot 18-year old Damon Matthews, a basketball player, in the face. Tomeka Turner, an 18-year old, was wounded. Risen said that Turner's injuries occurred "apparently in the school's corridors as the attacker fled the building."[49]
    December 16, 1987: Mayde Creek High School near Katy, Texas A 15-year-old boy, Ramesh D. Tumalad, apparently despondent over love, shot himself to death in his Algebra class as his classmates looked on. The girl with whom he was having romantic problems was among those in the class. The shooting occurred about 10 a.m.; the teacher was standing near the door taking attendance when Ramesh, seated in the rear of room, shot himself. There were about 25 pupils in the class. [50]
    May 20, 1988: Winnetka, Illinois 30 year old Laurie Dann shot and killed one elementary school student and wounded five others, then took a family hostage and shot a man before killing herself.
    September 26, 1988: Greenwood, South Carolina In the cafeteria of the Oakland Elementary School 19 year-old James William Wilson Jr., shot and killed Shequilla Bradley, 8 and wounded eight other children with a 9-round .22 caliber pistol. He went into the girls restroom to reload where he was attacked by Kat Finkbeiner, a Physical Education teacher. James shot her in the hand and mouth. He then entered 3rd grade classroom and wounded six more students.
    December 16, 1988: Virginia Beach, Virginia Nicholas Elliott, 15, opened fire with a SWD Cobray M-11 semiautomatic pistol on his teachers at the Atlantic Shores Christian School. His first shots struck teacher Karen Farley in the arm; when she went down he killed her at point blank range. Nicholas then injured Sam Marino. He turned the Cobray toward his classmates, but the gun jammed and he was quickly subdued by M. Hutchinson Matteson, a teacher, before he could fire another round.
    January 17, 1989: Cleveland School massacre of Stockton, California where 5 school children were killed and 30 wounded by a single gunman firing over 100 rounds into a schoolyard from an AK-47, in which the perpetrator later took his life
  4. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Re: Shooting reported at Connecticut elementary school; one confirmed dead

    We need to arm our schoolchildren.
  5. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Re: Shooting reported at Connecticut elementary school; one confirmed dead

    Just around the corner in Michigan.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Re: Shooting reported at Connecticut elementary school; one confirmed dead

    Yeah, because Connecticut is well know for their lax gun laws.
  7. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Re: Shooting reported at Connecticut elementary school; multiple deaths confirmed

    You're absolutely right. It's time to go national on this. States rights shouldn't apply to guns. You shouldn't be able to buy an AR-15 in Texas and use it to kill someone in Louisiana or Oklahoma or Illinois.
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Re: Shooting reported at Connecticut elementary school; multiple deaths confirmed

    This is happening so often, maybe we should just have a running thread?

    Think about that for a second.
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Except the poor kids, if you can't afford a gun the government shouldn't provide you with one, even though you have a constitutional right to one or more.
  10. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

  11. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    I resent that my elementary school-age kids have lockdown drills because of this shit.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If guns were outlawed, only outlaws would have guns.

    As opposed to now, when outlaws and law-abiding, nutjobs have guns.
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