Discussion in 'Crimes in the News' started by dixiegirl1035, Dec 13, 2018.
Total insanity that the US accepts this
A teenager was en route to an Indiana middle school Thursday to commit an act of violence, but police were able to stop him after receiving a tip.
The teen exchanged gunfire with police at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond before killing himself.
Indiana school: Teen planned to commit violence, but police say tipster helped them stop him - CNN
A happy ending! Except of course for the NRA, who will have to replace this future member. And the gun goes back to it's rightful owners. Probably the parents.
How exactly does the US accept this?
I sure don't.
Oh dear ...:
“Mom called police ahead of shooter going to Indiana school”
“RICHMOND, Indiana — An emergency call credited with foiling the shooting at a Richmond middle school on Thursday was made by the teenage suspect's mother, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation.
The call was made at 8:11 a.m. local time by the mother, according to information obtained from Wayne County's Emergency Communications Division.
Sources tell WRTV television station in Indianapolis the mother called after the teenage boy had taken another family member hostage and forced them to drive to Dennis Intermediate School, just a little more than a mile from their home.
Once the boy was at the school, he entered the building through a side door and eventually exchanged gunfire with responding officers, before turning the gun on himself, according to the sources.”
Mom called police ahead of Ind. school shooting
I am definitely thankful there were no further casualties. But I am also deeply disturbed by the fact that this 14-year-okd boy shot himself dead, particularly as a mother of a 14-year-old son.
We can’t let this become the norm.
I can’t imagine what the mom must be going through right now ....
“[PE], who lives across the street from the middle school, said she spoke with the suspect's father after the shooting.
‘He just said his son took all of his guns this morning and said if he didn't take him…he was going to kill him, too,’ Lewis told CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod.
Even though police said the suspect was not a student at the school at the time of the incident, several people we spoke to here said he had been bullied and that his father had told them his son had threatened revenge.
Law enforcement received a 911 tip about the suspect and alerted school officials to lock down the campus. Arriving officers found the armed teen outside. When they confronted him, he shot his way into that school door and the police raced in right after him – even as he shot at them before killing himself.
Students said they hid with their teachers behind locked classroom doors.
‘You could literally hear the fear in like the principal's voice when she said, 'lockdown, lockdown,'’ one student said.
Earlier this year, the FBI admitted it failed to follow up on a tip it got 40 days before February's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where 17 students and staff died.
Indiana police credit the tip they received with saving lives.
‘We had an idea of what was about to happen and what a person thought was about to happen. And that's what worked,’ Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said.”
Teen who killed himself at Indiana school reportedly had vowed revenge for being bullied
Gun violence is no longer a political issue, but a public health and safety one, IMO.