Thursday, October 11, 2007

Shooting in Cleveland

Quote AP Headline: Student Gunman in Ohio Warned of Attack

Further into AP Article: Coon had mental health problems, spent time in two juvenile facilities and threatened to commit suicide while in a mental health facility, according to juvenile court records obtained by The Plain Dealer newspaper.

When he was 12, Coon was charged in juvenile court with domestic violence. His mother, Lori, had called police and told them her son slapped her and called her a vulgar name. She had been trying to intervene in a fight between Coon and his twin sister, The Plain Dealer reported.

He was also suspended from school last year for attempting to hurt a student, the newspaper said.

"He used to cuss all the teachers out," said Henderson, 14.

"He's crazy. He threatened to blow up our school. He threatened to stab everybody," said Doneisha LeVert, 14. "We didn't think nothing of it."

As Lt Col Dave Grossman says "Denial will kill you twice", here you have a situation with a history, The person has a record of violence, but everyone decided to overlook the record & the threats with the idea he didn't really mean it & the classic "It could never happen here".
Next we will hear "Gee he was only 14, he was a troubled but good kid trying to turn his life around"
I can only say give me a break. but don't blame the guns on this one

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