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Posted: 8/10/2005 5:44:21 AM EDT
Just heard on Fox News that one of the two kids is going to be released (turned 21) from a 1990's school shooting. This is the one where the kids pulled the fire alarm and then shot kids/teachers as they evacuated the building. Can't find a linkie yet.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 5:47:37 AM EDT

I remember that. I think that Newsweek ran a cover photo of one of them dressed up in camo holding a rifle when he was about six or so. I guess the parents were taking them out hunting at an early age, but it was spun as 'brainwashed young murderers'.

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 5:50:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 5:50:29 AM EDT by PBIR]
I'm not sure, but I think this is the one where the kids stole some of their grandfather's weapons. I think I remember the gun-grabbers trying to hang the grandfather.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 5:51:11 AM EDT
Arkansas wasn't it? Was he tried as a juvenile?
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 5:56:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 5:59:55 AM EDT by skid2964]

Originally Posted By Johninaustin:
Arkansas wasn't it? Was he tried as a juvenile?

Several school shootings happened around the same time, we had one here also.
This must be referring to the Jonesboro shooting, the Johnson boy would now be 21.

A Time Line of Recent Worldwide School Shootings:

Feb. 2, 1996
Moses Lake, Wash. Two students and one teacher killed, one other wounded when 14-year-old Barry Loukaitis opened fire on his algebra class.

Feb. 19, 1997
Bethel, Alaska Principal and one student killed, two others wounded by Evan Ramsey, 16.

Oct. 1, 1997
Pearl, Miss. Two students killed and seven wounded by Luke Woodham, 16, who was also accused of killing his mother. He and his friends were said to be outcasts who worshiped Satan.

Dec. 1, 1997
West Paducah, Ky. Three students killed, five wounded by Michael Carneal, 14, as they participated in a prayer circle at Heath High School.

Dec. 15, 1997
Stamps, Ark. Two students wounded. Colt Todd, 14, was hiding in the woods when he shot the students as they stood in the parking lot.

March 24, 1998
Jonesboro, Ark. Four students and one teacher killed, ten others wounded outside as Westside Middle School emptied during a false fire alarm. Mitchell Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, shot at their classmates and teachers from the woods.

April 24, 1998
Edinboro, Pa. One teacher, John Gillette, killed, two students wounded at a dance at James W. Parker Middle School. Andrew Wurst, 14, was charged.

May 19, 1998
Fayetteville, Tenn. One student killed in the parking lot at Lincoln County High School three days before he was to graduate. The victim was dating the ex-girlfriend of his killer, 18-year-old honor student Jacob Davis.

May 21, 1998
Springfield, Ore. Two students killed, 22 others wounded in the cafeteria at Thurston High School by 15-year-old Kip Kinkel. Kinkel had been arrested and released a day earlier for bringing a gun to school. His parents were later found dead at home.

June 15, 1998
Richmond, Va. One teacher and one guidance counselor wounded by a 14-year-old boy in the school hallway.

April 20, 1999
Littleton, Colo. 14 students (including killers) and one teacher killed, 23 others wounded at Columbine High School in the nation's deadliest school shooting. Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, had plotted for a year to kill at least 500 and blow up their school. At the end of their hour-long rampage, they turned their guns on themselves.

May 20, 1999
Conyers, Ga. Six students injured at Heritage High School by Thomas Solomon, 15, who was reportedly depressed after breaking up with his girlfriend.

Nov. 19, 1999
Deming, N.M. Victor Cordova Jr., 12, shot and killed Araceli Tena, 13, in the lobby of Deming Middle School.

Dec. 6, 1999
Fort Gibson, Okla. Four students wounded as Seth Trickey, 13, opened fire with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun at Fort Gibson Middle School.

Feb. 29, 2000
Mount Morris Township, Mich. Six-year-old Kayla Rolland shot dead at Buell Elementary School near Flint, Mich. The assailant was identified as a six-year-old boy with a .32-caliber handgun.

March 10, 2000
Savannah, Ga. Two students killed by Darrell Ingram, 19, while leaving a dance sponsored by Beach High School.

May 26, 2000
Lake Worth, Fla. One teacher, Barry Grunow, shot and killed at Lake Worth Middle School by Nate Brazill, 13, with .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol on the last day of classes.

Sept. 26, 2000
New Orleans, La. Two students wounded with the same gun during a fight at Woodson Middle School.

Jan. 17, 2001
Baltimore, Md. One student shot and killed in front of Lake Clifton Eastern High School.

March 5, 2001
Santee, Calif. Two killed and 13 wounded by Charles Andrew Williams, 15, firing from a bathroom at Santana High School.

March 7, 2001
Williamsport, Pa. Elizabeth Catherine Bush, 14, wounded student Kimberly Marchese in the cafeteria of Bishop Neumann High School; she was depressed and frequently teased.

March 22, 2001
Granite Hills, Calif. One teacher and three students wounded by Jason Hoffman, 18, at Granite Hills High School. A policeman shot and wounded Hoffman.

March 30, 2001
Gary, Ind. One student killed by Donald R. Burt, Jr., a 17-year-old student who had been expelled from Lew Wallace High School.

Nov. 12, 2001
Caro, Mich. Chris Buschbacher, 17, took two hostages at the Caro Learning Center before killing himself.

Jan. 15, 2002
New York, N.Y. A teenager wounded two students at Martin Luther King Jr. High School.

April 14, 2003
New Orleans, La. One 15-year-old killed, and three students wounded at John McDonogh High School by gunfire from four teenagers (none were students at the school). The motive was gang-related.

April 24, 2003
Red Lion, Pa. James Sheets, 14, killed principal Eugene Segro of Red Lion Area Junior High School before killing himself.

Sept. 24, 2003
Cold Spring, Minn. Two students are killed at Rocori High School by John Jason McLaughlin, 15.

March 21, 2005
Red Lake, Minn. Jeff Weise, 16, killed grandfather and companion, then arrived at school where he killed a teacher, a security guard, 5 students, and finally himself, leaving a total of 10 dead.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:00:15 AM EDT
I don't recall the Alaska shooting? Anyone else? Patty
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:06:14 AM EDT
Yeah, Mitchell Johnson is the kid.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:10:53 AM EDT

tag for link to news story
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:11:56 AM EDT
and he is getting out?


Hang the fucker!

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:14:00 AM EDT

Arkansas Readies for School Shooter's Release

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

JONESBORO, Ark. — Seven years after taking part in a schoolyard ambush where four students and a teacher were killed, Mitchell Johnson (search) will walk out of a federal detention center Thursday.

His impending release has this northeast Arkansas (search) town on edge, and many still question the fairness of releasing Johnson on his 21st birthday because of a now-closed loophole in the law.

Mitchell Wright, whose wife, Shannon, was killed in the attack, said he has tried to explain Johnson's release to his son, who was 2 when his mother died.

"He's told me, 'I don't think it's right he gets to go home to his momma and I only get to see my momma on videos,'" Wright said.

Student Whitney Irving (search) was shot in the back, but survived. Although she has since graduated from high school, married and had a child, the attack remains a part of her everyday life.

"A lot of people are really scared to this very day and we have not forgotten anything," she said.

On March 24, 1998, Johnson, then 13, and Andrew Golden (search), then 11, stole high-powered rifles from Golden's grandfather. Dressed in camouflage, they waited in the woods behind the school until the lunch hour, when Golden ran into a hallway to trigger a fire alarm.

As classmates and teachers filed out of the buildings, Johnson and Golden opened fire. Children ducked or scrambled while teachers tried to herd pupils back into the building. Four students and Shannon Wright, an English teacher, were killed; 10 others were injured.

The Jonesboro shootings came amid a number of schoolyard assaults in which teenagers attacked their classmates. Thirteen died, along with two shooters, at Columbine, Colo., a year after Jonesboro. Luke Woodham killed two students in Pearl, Miss., in October 1997 after killing his mother, and Kip Kinkel killed two teenagers and wounded more than 20 at Springfield, Ore., after killing his parents in May 1998.

Woodham is in prison for life; Kinkel is serving nearly 112 years.

Because of a since-closed loophole in Arkansas' juvenile justice system, the state had no way to hold Johnson and Golden beyond their 18th birthdays. Federal prosecutors used weapons laws to keep the boys locked up until age 21. Golden is scheduled to be freed in 2007.

Dale Haas, the sheriff at the time of the shootings, questions whether justice has been served as Johnson walks free.

"How could anyone think they would be rehabilitated?" Haas asked.

With some residents also angry over the sentences, Craighead County Sheriff Jack McCann wants to offer protection to Johnson's mother, Gretchen Woodard, who still lives near the school where the shootings took place.

"I want to prepare her that, if he's coming back here, there are going to be some problems — to what extent I don't know," McCann said. "We are going to be very open with her about what could happen and do whatever we can to help them.

"Whether anybody agrees with it or not, he has served his sentence," McCann said.

Woodard has said that her son will not return to Arkansas when he is released from prison in Memphis, Tenn. She said he wants to become a minister and hinted he will move at least a day's drive from Jonesboro and enroll in college.

Woodard said her son dwells on what happened.

"He'd give anything. He'd give his life 100 times over to turn this thing back. The best thing, I really believe, the best thing to do is give him a chance," she told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "Let him get out there and spread his wings and help other people."

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 7:43:50 AM EDT

"He'd give anything. He'd give his life 100 times over to turn this thing back. The best thing, I really believe, the best thing to do is give him a chance," she told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "Let him get out there and spread his wings and help other people."

Well what the fuck is he waiting for? You telling me he couldn't find a shank to cut his own throat or atleast someone to do it for him in prision? Fucking coward should walk out of prision and straight into traffic.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:04:01 AM EDT
I live 6 miles from where the shooting happened. 2 or 3 other members are close too. My sister in law's best friend took a round under her nose. I spent 2 years as a volunteer firefighter in the community where it happened and ran about 10 first responder calls to that school. Ya know what? they still haven't learned. It's a complex of 3 schools all together and all they did to make security better was hire a former FBI agent. These kids were hidden in the woods a good distance away, and this former FBI agent is at the Highschool which is the farthest school away from woodline. The woodline hasn't been cut back, no fences, nothing. Hell there's not even a memorial. Anyway, what's an former FBI agent gonna do with a glock from 500 yards away if the exact same thing happened again. I guess he makes everyone happy feely touchy again though. There are several pools going on how long he will live if he comes back to Jonesboro.
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