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Posted: 4/20/2001 10:20:25 AM EDT
They say a .380 is a large-caliber handgun?  

Teen Opens Fire at Louisiana School, No Injuries

MONROE, La. (Reuters) - On the second anniversary of the nation's worst school shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., a 14-year-old student opened fire on faculty and students Friday morning at the alternative school he attended, authorities said.

The large-caliber handgun misfired after four shots and no one was injured, authorities said.

The boy was disarmed and arrested after two police officers rushed him, said Kelly McGee, spokeswoman for the Monroe School District.

Each student at the Sherrouse Alternative School, set up for children who have been removed from regular classroom because of behavior problems, is checked in each morning by faculty members and Principal Charles Rohner and subjected to metal detector, McGee said.

``Charles heard a click and looked up and six feet away was a gun pointed at him,'' she said. ``He grabbed kids and the four teachers out there and herded them through the auditorium and away from the boy. He and a teacher held the door closed as the boy fired into it.''

``They didn't hear anything else so they started out as the boy came into the auditorium through another door and fired again,'' McGee said. ``Then two police officers arrived and he hid behind some boxes. They could hear the gun clicking but it didn't fire. One of them said, 'I don't want to have to kill this kid' and they rushed him. He didn't fight it.''

``We were lucky. This could have been so very serious,'' she said.

At Columbine, 18-year-old Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, 17, stormed their school, killing 13 people and injuring 20 others before committing suicide.

In Monroe, a passing school bus driver spotted the trouble at 7:20 a.m. CDT and police arrived within two minutes, Chief Joe Stewart said. The two officers who arrested the boy completed specialized training in rapid deployment and crisis management on Thursday, he said. ``It's kind of ironic, but everybody -- our people and the school people -- did exactly what they were supposed to do.''

Stewart said federal officials will try to trace the background on the .380 magnum gun the boy was carrying to deter mine where he got it. The youth was being interviewed by authorities to determine his motive and intended targets, he said.

Psychologists have been called to the school to help students and faculty, McGee said.

She said the boy was sent to the school in October 2000 after being involved with marijuana, was discharged in March and readmitted this week. The reason he was sent back was not immediately known
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 10:24:58 AM EDT
What the hell is a .380 Magnum?


Link Posted: 4/20/2001 10:30:03 AM EDT
Oh ya, the .380 Mag.

That would be a .38 Special?
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 10:30:18 AM EDT
Woo hoo! On the anniversary of columbine even!
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 10:31:15 AM EDT
Its one of those full auto revolvers that the kids are carrying these days
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 10:58:03 AM EDT
If you are 6-ft away and the gun misfires why run and give him a chance to clear the weapon and try again.  Why not try kicking his a*s?
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 11:04:20 AM EDT
The operative word here is "Alternative".  That says it all.
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 11:11:47 AM EDT
Gee wiz,

Boy I must have been confused, its .357 special and .38 Magnum.  No wait, it's a .380, no a .380 magnum. Yeah that sounds much meaner.

If a .380 or .38 is a large caliber handgun.  Then a .45 must be a piece of towed artillery?

My favorite was when the local Indy paper reported a .25 auto as a .25mm and then a 25mm in the same article.  They have NO common sense whatsoever, but they effectively run the country.  Gotta love media types.....NOT[puke]
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 11:30:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 11:37:54 AM EDT
Yes, when you add "magnum" after a caliber, it makes it sound sooo evil.  

Its not a .45, its a .45 'magnum'.  Its not a .32, its a .32 'magnum'.  Not a .22, but a .22 'magnum'.  Not a regular Trojan, but a Trojan 'magnum'.  Works every time.

Seriously though, this really sucks *ss.  This is just what we need...and just what everyone was expecting.  Stupid ass kid, had to be a cool copycat, didn't he?  

We are going to have private sales at gun shows ending [i]very soon.[/i]
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 11:40:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 11:54:00 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/20/2001 12:23:49 PM EDT
Maybe it's made by the same outfit that built the semi-automatic bolt action sniper rifle for that POS bonehead that didi the shooting in Mass. several months ago (anyone else remember that description???)

awp101 [uzi]
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 12:27:19 PM EDT
Actually it is a 3.80 magnum semi auto grenade launcher with a 16" barrel and non-collapsible stock, to comply with gun regulations.
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 12:28:18 PM EDT
semi-automatic bolt action sniper rifle
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that wasn't even a media mistake that was a friggin DA that said that inside a courtroom!
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