03-19-2004, 11:27 AM #1Former Member
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NE - Teen found with 20 bombs at school, Malcolm, 2004
MALCOLM, Nebraska (AP) -- A teenager was charged with attempted murder after police found him outside school with 20 homemade bombs, a rifle and a note saying he wanted to injure everyone at his high school except for three friends.
Authorities believe they averted what could have been the worst school shooting since the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School.
Josh Magee, 17, was arrested Tuesday in the parking lot of Malcolm High School after a staff member saw him swigging liquor from a flask and putting on a black overcoat.
Police who searched Magee's car found a bolt-action rifle, several rounds of ammunition, small bottles of propane and rigged containers of a petroleum-based propellant.
"It had the potential of going badly," said Superintendent Gene Modernize. "With this student, at this school, on this particular day, we were successful. We got lucky."
Parents and school officials in this tiny town north of Lincoln said Magee often spoke about Columbine, where Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and a teacher before killing themselves.
"He asked them in class last week if they knew who Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were," said Julia Lostrah, whose daughter is Magee's classmate. "Then he said, `I know them."'
03-19-2004, 01:42 PM #2Inactive
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Further down in the article it talks about some gradeschool students who buried a handgun in a school sandbox. They had planned on shooting and stabbing a girl who had made fun of them.
Where?????!!!??? do these children NOT get their skills to cope with life? Do they just sit in front of the computer or TV 24-7? It just baffles me sometimes.
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