The BBC is reporting
that police arrived at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut
soon after 09:40 local time today, answering reports that a gunman was in the school's main office. [more inside]
On January 19, 2011, a police officer was shot in front of El Camino High School
in the LA Unified School District. First the school
was locked down
, then half the city,
as police performed a car-by-car search for a white male in his 40's in a bomber jacket. Several people were detained
. The intense manhunt lasted more than a day
So, it turns out the police officer just kind of accidentally shot himself
One year ago this week Lawrence King an openly gay middle-schooler in Oxnard, CA was murdered by a fellow student
. In the midst of discussion of the legacy
of this tragedy and remembrances
his parents have filed a wrongful death suit. The lawsuit names several defendants including, Casa Pacifica
, a youth shelter Larry where lived at the time of his death, the Ventura Rainbow Coalition
, and the school in which the shooting occurred. The lawsuit's main contention is that each of these groups are responsible for Larry's death because they "failed to urge the effeminate teen to tone down flamboyant behavior."
was arrested Wednesday
for the gang-related shooting of Michael Jacola at Orange Park High School in Jacksonville. Florida. Marcus was caught
because left his photo on his Myspace.com profile
alongside various comments about belonging to a gang.
Student kills principal, self at school.
"A heavily armed 14-year-old boy shot and killed his school principal inside a crowded junior high cafeteria Thursday morning, then killed himself, authorities said. " I'm finding nothing else about this other than the AP story. I'm curious what they mean by "heavily armed."
another school shooting
-- but this one was stopped by armed students.
2 students shot in MLK Jr. HS yesterday.
"A gunman sneaked into Martin Luther King Jr. HS yesterday through a side door - evading 14 safety agents, two cops and metal-detectors - and shot and seriously wounded two boys headed to class, officials said. "
"The fact that the shooting occurred on King’s birthday was a "cruel irony," said [Manhattan Board of Education member Irving ] Hamer. King and the school stand for non-violence, he said, and "instead, we get a shooting."
I don't know what is worse, that these people are trying to make a buck off this, or the fact that you can watch the Real
unedited version here. (Warning, 50megs)