Virginia Tech. Shooter Not a College Student

"VT" logo for Virginia TechPolice have yet to find what drove one man to shoot and kill a Virginia Tech. police officer on Thursday and then turn the gun on himself.

Police said they found the suspected gunman dead in a nearby parking lot. “We found him laying on the ground and he had suffered what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound and the handgun was found nearby,” said Corinne Geller, a spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police.

They will not release the identity of the shooter until family members have been notified of his death. However, they did say that he is not a student at Virginia Tech. “At this point, we haven’t been able to establish any kind of immediate connection between the officer and the shooter,” said Geller. “That’s obviously something that’s being looked into.”

Officer Deriek W. Crouse was shot after pulling over a driver in a routine traffic stop. The gunman, who was not involved in the traffic stop, walked up and shot Crouse. He then fled the scene on foot and shot himself.

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California Student Charged with Making Terrorist Threats on His Facebook Page

Stanley Roring is a student at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, CA. Roring recently posted terroristic threats on Facebook that made it clear that he wanted to carry out a school shooting similar to the one that terrorized Virginia Tech several years ago.

School district police found Roring’s threatening posts hours after he published them on Facebook. They then reported the threat to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

“It was information reported from someone who is a friend or acquaintance of (Roring’s) on Facebook,” said a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Cindy Bachman. “Obviously, it was very alarming once that was read.”

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Should Guns Be Allowed on a College Campus?

Imagine you are sitting in your Intro to Political Science classroom. It’s a lecture hall and there are almost 250 people enrolled in your class. The professor is kind of boring, so you glance over to your left and see another student’s open backpack. Inside the backpack is a gun, and he’s reaching into his bag right now. Scary right?

It’s scenarios like this one that make most universities hesitant to allow students with concealed-carry permits to bring their handguns onto the campus. The student from my example might just be reaching for a pencil, but he could also be reaching for the gun, which he would be legally allowed to have on campus. Not good, right?

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Shooting Threat Puts Florida Schools in Lockdown

Florida School Lockdown

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UPDATE [11/10/10, 2:05]: The lockdown has been lifted as authorities determined the threat to be “diminished.”

Florida police received a call at 8:40 this morning, threatening that “Something big will happen at a government building, maybe a post office, maybe even a school.” A woman sent in a second warning to a radio station, warning that her husband is planning to go to a school and start shooting. Police believe the threats are related. All public school buildings are in lockdown in Broward County, in addition to other government buildings as a precautionary measure.

“There is currently a credible threat to do harm at a government building, post office or a school, and in fact, we did what we needed to do to keep our students and our employees safe and secure,” said Jim Notter, Broward County Public Schools superintendent. It’s the fifth largest school district in the United Sates. WPLG reports that 231 traditional schools and 69 charter schools.

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Teen Shot After Sporting Sagging Shorts

sagging shorts styleOne commonality parents have across the nation is how much they detest when their sons walk out of the house with their pants half way down their thighs, belted and exposing their boxer shorts (or briefs).

Described as classless and trashy, yet trendy and hip, many schools have strict dress codes that prohibit the style.

But in Tennessee, 45-year-old Kenneth Bonds, decided to take matters into his own hands, giving an almost too dangerous literal meaning to the phrase “if looks could kill.”

Bonds, according to local law enforcement, was angry and offended when two teenage boys walked into a house in Southeast Memphis, Tennessee to buy candy with their sagging shorts. Read the rest of this entry »


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