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    TN - One dead, 2 injured in Campbell County school shooting, 8 Nov 2005

    Three administrators were shot and wounded at a Tennessee high school Tuesday, and a student was arrested, school officials said.

    One male suspect, a student at Campbell County High School, is in custody, CNN reported. A male teacher, the principal and vice principal are reportedly the shooting victims. Their conditions were not immediately released.
    http://www.kirotv.com/news/5280272/detail.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Suspect arrested in shooting at school

    A high school principal and two assistants were wounded and a suspect was in custody in a shooting on Tuesday at a high school in eastern Tennessee, authorities said.

    There were no students injured at the 1,300-pupil Campbell County high school in Jacksboro, school district official Gail Parks said.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=1293016

    Three high school administrators are in the hospital after being shot inside the principal's office of their Tennessee school Tuesday.

    The victims' conditions were have not yet been released.

    The building was on lockdown until about 3:30.

    One student is now in police custody, according to Board of Education co-chairman Homer Rutherford said.
    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/u...?storyid=46963
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    JACKSBORO, Tenn. - An assistant principal was shot and killed and two other administrators wounded at a high school Tuesday, and a 15-year-old student was arrested, school officials said.

    Assistant principal Ken Bruce was killed after the suspect walked into the school's cafeteria around 2:30 p.m., hiding a handgun under a napkin, and opened fire. Principal Gary Seale was wounded but managed to tackle the student and the boy was taken into custody.

    Seale is now listed in serious condition at UT Medical Center in Knoxville. Another assistant principal, Jim Pierce, was shot in the chest and is reported in critical condition at the same facility.


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    One Dead, 2 Hurt in Tenn. School Shooting

    JACKSBORO, Tenn. - A teenager shot and killed an assistant principal and seriously wounded two other administrators at a high school on Tuesday, officials said. The student was arrested.

    "I don't know what he was thinking or what his motives were," Sheriff Ron McClellan said.

    Campbell County High School Assistant Principal Ken Bruce was shot in the chest just after 2 p.m. and died soon after at a hospital, law enforcement and school officials said.

    The suspect, Ken Bartley Jr., 15, was grazed in the hand by a bullet fired from his own .22-caliber handgun during a scuffle with the administrators and an unidentified teacher who helped wrestle the gun away, the sheriff's department said.

    No other students were injured.

    Principal Gary Seale was shot in the lower abdomen, and Assistant Principal Jim Pierce was shot in the chest. Seale was in serious condition and Pierce in critical condition at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, spokeswoman Lisa McNeal said.

    School will be closed the rest of the week, and counselors will be available to help students and teachers on Monday, schools director Judy Blevins said.

    "This situation could have gotten much worse. It did not because our staff followed the (emergency) plan in place," said Mark Wells, vice chairman of the Campbell County Board of Education.

    Authorities were unsure if the suspect would be charged as a juvenile or an adult. He was being held in a juvenile detention facility in nearby Scott County.

    The 1,400-student school, located about 30 miles northwest of Knoxville, was locked down after the shooting. Students said Seale was able to get to the school intercom and order the lockdown after being shot.

    "Knowing him, he probably did," the sheriff said. "He is a tough fellow and a great individual. That sounds like him. Whoever did it, he did the right thing."

    Clifford Kohlmeyer, a former assistant principal at the school, said the three victims were dedicated educators and family men. Both Seale and Pierce have been educators more than 30 years, he said.

    "Mr. Bruce, the one who got killed, had been a lieutenant colonel in the Army and came back to teach about eight years ago," Kohlmeyer said. "We shared an office for two years. He was very dedicated to the students."

    Pierce was a longtime physical education teacher and cross country team coach before moving into administration, Kohlmeyer said.

    All three men have children, he said.


    More: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051109/...chool_shooting

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    Principal praised as hero after being wounded in deadly school shooting in Tennessee

    Principal Gary Seale was shot while wrestling with a student who had opened fire in school and killed an administrator, then managed to get to the intercom and order a lockdown, helping to end the rampage, authorities say.

    Seale was shot in the lower abdomen and Assistant Principal Jim Pierce was hit in the chest Tuesday, authorities said. Both were in serious condition in intensive care at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, spokeswoman Lisa McNeal said.
    http://ap.juneauempire.com/pstories/.../3417344.shtml
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    ‘Children loved him’

    Children loved him’



    Assistant principal killed in Tennessee school shooting honored at funeral

    By DUNCAN MANSFIELD
    Associated Press Writer

    LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. — Teachers lined the streets of this mountain community Saturday to honor an assistant principal who was killed as administrators tried to wrestle a gun away from a student.

    Several hundred people attended a funeral Mass for Ken Bruce, 48, who was remembered as a peacemaker and a role model respected by students.

    “Children loved him. He wasn’t the type to intimidate kids or anything,’’ said Campbell County Sheriff Ron McClellan. “They knew they could come to him with anything.’’

    Following the service at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, more than 1,000 teachers lined the route to a nearby cemetery.

    “Our strength is coming from our faith,’’ his widow, Jo Bruce, said after the funeral. “Our job here is to help heal this community that he gave his life for.’’

    A visitation on Friday had drawn 4,000 people, including Gov. Phil Bredesen.

    Saturday’s service concluded with the release of about 50 balloons in the school’s colors. They contained student remembrances about Bruce and witticisms he used, such as “grinnin’ like a possum eating sawbriars’’ or “useless as a screen door on a submarine.’’

    Authorities said Tuesday’s shooting at the 1,400-student Campbell County Comprehensive High School began when Ken Bartley Jr., a 15-year-old freshman, was called to the office because other students had seen him with a gun on campus.

    When Bruce, Principal Gary Seale and Assistant Principal Jim Pierce began questioning the boy, he allegedly opened fire. The administrators and an unidentified teacher wrestled the .22-caliber pistol from him.

    Bruce, 48, was shot in the chest and died at a hospital. Seale, 55, was shot in the lower abdomen and Pierce, 56, was hit in the chest; both remain hospitalized.

    More: http://www.dhonline.com/articles/200...n/sunnat08.txt

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    So sad. I hope the principal and the other assistant principal will be okay.

    I work at a large high school, similar in size to this one and also in the South. I have often thought how easy it would be for a student to bring a weapon to school, especially with the baggy clothes styles that boys wear today.

    Why did the boy bring the gun to school in the first place? Did he have more sinister plans, or was he just showing off?

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    From February 2014:

    http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local...rning/5892317/

    Kenneth Bartley is a free man, released on a $7,500 bond after more than eight years behind bars.

    Friday, a jury found Bartley guilty of reckless homicide in the 2005 Campbell County High School shooting that killed a vice principal and injured two other administrators. Reckless homicide is a reduced charge. He was originally charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Ken Bruce...

    The usual sentence of reckless homicide is 2-4 years.
    From Jun 2014:

    http://wate.com/2014/06/22/campbell-...rrest-charges/

    The man found guilty in the Campbell County High School shootings is back behind bars, after being arrested late Saturday night on a number of charges...

    Campbell County sheriff’s deputies arrested Bartley at his parent’s home Saturday night around 10 p.m. His father called authorities after his son made threatening statements toward him.

    Deputies say Bartley tried to escape from them and they ended up stunning him with a taser to arrest him.
    From May 2015:

    http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/loca...dler/27299515/

    On Mother's Day, emergency crews got a call about an injured child at the Vienna home at about 8 p.m. Sunday. The young boy, three-year-old Beckett Josef Podomonick was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He died Tuesday from severe head trauma...

    A young man who lives in the home, 23-year-old Kenneth Bartley, was apparently watching Beckett at the time of the incident. Bartley is a convicted killer.
    Beckett's thread here:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...na-10-May-2015



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