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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby mac5155 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:31 pm

llipgh2 wrote:
mac5155 wrote:I wonder if the second gunman wasn't actually a "gunman" but someone trying to help.


CBS said the cops saw a man in the woods near the school dressed in camo pants and a dark jacket, and basically took him in for questioning.

According to parents on the scene, he looked them in the eyes and said "I had nothing to do with this."


I wonder if he was hunting? I would literally **** my pants if that was the case.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Kraftster on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:31 pm

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@TheMatthewKeys: CBS News confirms CT gunman's mother was a teacher at the elementary school, she is among those dead


Wait, so this guy killed his mother and a bunch of kindergarten children.....?
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:32 pm

Kraftster wrote:
Alejandro Rojas wrote:
@TheMatthewKeys: CBS News confirms CT gunman's mother was a teacher at the elementary school, she is among those dead


Wait, so this guy killed his mother and a bunch of kindergarten children.....?


And possible his father. Someone posted earlier a parent of the gunman was found dead in NJ.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:32 pm

llipgh2 wrote:
Rylan wrote:There is nowhere safe. Give up the notion that anywhere is completely safe.


Unfortunately people seem not to get that.

I'll see college aged girls out running alone at 11 at night and think "Are you insane?"


Good Heavens, let's not develop this mindset. Convincing yourself that you're in danger all the time is the worst thing to do.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby DelPen on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:33 pm

News say the main is named Ryan lanza. There's a Ryan Lanza on Facebook, from Newtown CT and lives in Hoboken NJ. Probably same guy.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:33 pm

mac5155 wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:
mac5155 wrote:I wonder if the second gunman wasn't actually a "gunman" but someone trying to help.


CBS said the cops saw a man in the woods near the school dressed in camo pants and a dark jacket, and basically took him in for questioning.

According to parents on the scene, he looked them in the eyes and said "I had nothing to do with this."


I wonder if he was hunting? I would literally **** my pants if that was the case.


There's no way you can hunt in the forest near an elementary school right?
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:34 pm

Troy Loney wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:
Rylan wrote:There is nowhere safe. Give up the notion that anywhere is completely safe.


Unfortunately people seem not to get that.

I'll see college aged girls out running alone at 11 at night and think "Are you insane?"


Good Heavens, let's not develop this mindset. Convincing yourself that you're in danger all the time is the worst thing to do.


I'm not saying that, but common sense needs to come into play in certain situations.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Gaucho on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:34 pm

Troy Loney wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:
Rylan wrote:There is nowhere safe. Give up the notion that anywhere is completely safe.


Unfortunately people seem not to get that.

I'll see college aged girls out running alone at 11 at night and think "Are you insane?"


Good Heavens, let's not develop this mindset. Convincing yourself that you're in danger all the time is the worst thing to do.


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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby mac5155 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:35 pm

Troy Loney wrote:
mac5155 wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:
mac5155 wrote:I wonder if the second gunman wasn't actually a "gunman" but someone trying to help.


CBS said the cops saw a man in the woods near the school dressed in camo pants and a dark jacket, and basically took him in for questioning.

According to parents on the scene, he looked them in the eyes and said "I had nothing to do with this."


I wonder if he was hunting? I would literally **** my pants if that was the case.


There's no way you can hunt in the forest near an elementary school right?


In PA you have to be 300 yards from one, I mean it's possible you walk back into the woods and your trail starts at a school or somethihng.. im not saying he's in the parking lot hunting, but if it's a rural area he could be within a 5 minute walk, hear gunshots and screaming, walk out with a rifle, and be viewed as suspicious.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Alejandro Rojas on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:36 pm

Unsurprisingly the media is posting some dudes facebook picture that isn't the shooter, just has the same name. #journalismin2012
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby mac5155 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:36 pm

Alejandro Rojas wrote:Unsurprisingly the media is posting some dudes facebook picture that isn't the shooter, just has the same name. #journalismin2012


WTAE is in a lawsuit over doing this to a Westmoreland County woman.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:37 pm

mac5155 wrote:
In PA you have to be 300 yards from one, I mean it's possible you walk back into the woods and your trail starts at a school or somethihng.. im not saying he's in the parking lot hunting, but if it's a rural area he could be within a 5 minute walk, hear gunshots and screaming, walk out with a rifle, and be viewed as suspicious.


The report never said how deep in the woods he was, or if he was coming out when police confronted him. Or how they knew he was there.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:37 pm

GaryRissling wrote:I don't get it. Is this the first time a shooting like this has occurred at an elementary school? What could possibly motivate someone to kill innocent kids? As twisted as it is, I can somewhat fathom the the psychology involved in a high school shooting; but an elementary school??

There was a major shooting at a primary school in Dunblane, Scotland in the mid-90s. (somewhere in the low-teens casualties, iirc) When news of that incident broke, John Douglas - former FBI psych profiler and the main man behind the Behavioral Sciences Division of the FBI - happened to be doing a live TV interview with British TV to promote a new book. So they took the opportunity to ask him a little about what type of a person does this sort of thing.

He then went on - with nothing more than anecdotal reports from the scene, that could not even confirm the number of suspects at the time - to almost perfectly describe the perpetrator.

Among the things he would expect to learn about the shooter was the following: The man would be between late 30s and early 50s, more likely smack in the middle of that range. The man would be of above average intelligence but unemployed or underemployed, having a work history focused on labor, and the guns used in the crime would likely be legally owned and registered. He would be known to the administrators and perhaps the parents of the school children, having had some sort of involvement with these children in his past. There would also be a string of complaints about this man, dating back many months if not years, about possible inappropriate conduct with the children. There would be a history of correspondence form the man to school and community officials protesting his innocence of anything untoward, and generally railing at how unfairly he was being treated. These letters would have gradually escalated in tone and to whom the letters were addressed, the content generally focusing on his failures in life being directly attributable to the unfair accusations levied against him. He also stated that there will only be one shooter who will have taken care to plan for this assault, and he will have taken his own life at the scene, or forced the police to shoot him ('suicide by cop').

When the dust settled, police identified Thomas Watt Hamilton, 43, as the shooter. Mr. Hamilton was an out-of-work shopkeeper who had been a local leader of the Scout Association. He was forced out of this role after it became known that he twice forced young Scouts to sleep with him in his van on hiking trips to the country. He remit to work with the Scouts was revoked in 1974. He his shop closed up in 1993, he began a letter-writing campaign to start up a new boy's club with him at the helm. These letters went into great detail about the harm done to his good name by the SA all those years ago, and that his present failures were a direct result of that. He began writing to the Scouts Association, and when he was rebuffed, he sought out his local Member of Parliament. Hamilton eventually did set up an informal boy's club, and one MP's son actually attended..... and was quickly removed. Hamilton ended up writing to two MPs over the next few years, even confronting one on the MP's home doorstep. Ultimately, he wrote a letter pleading his case to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth.

Hamilton arrived at the school with four legally-owned handguns - two Browning HiPower 9mms and two Smith & Wesson Model 19 .357 revolvers - and immediately proceeded to cut the telephone lines with a pliers he brought with him. After shooting 31 people (killing 15) Hamilton turned one of the revolvers on himself and took his own life at the scene.

It will be interesting see what information is developed in Connecticut along these lines, and if it differs particulars, how those differences can be explained.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby DelPen on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:38 pm

Alejandro Rojas wrote:Unsurprisingly the media is posting some dudes facebook picture that isn't the shooter, just has the same name. #journalismin2012

Dark glasses, black hat?
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:38 pm

llipgh2 wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:
Rylan wrote:There is nowhere safe. Give up the notion that anywhere is completely safe.


Unfortunately people seem not to get that.

I'll see college aged girls out running alone at 11 at night and think "Are you insane?"


Good Heavens, let's not develop this mindset. Convincing yourself that you're in danger all the time is the worst thing to do.


I'm not saying that, but common sense needs to come into play in certain situations.


Right, with the midnight jogger, but that doesn't really have anything to do with being safe in the movie theater or at school. I don't think we need to start thinking that everything needs to be more secured cause we have some seriously demented people amongst us.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby mac5155 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:39 pm

llipgh2 wrote:
mac5155 wrote:
In PA you have to be 300 yards from one, I mean it's possible you walk back into the woods and your trail starts at a school or somethihng.. im not saying he's in the parking lot hunting, but if it's a rural area he could be within a 5 minute walk, hear gunshots and screaming, walk out with a rifle, and be viewed as suspicious.


The report never said how deep in the woods he was, or if he was coming out when police confronted him. Or how they knew he was there.


I know I was purely speculating as to why he was wearing camo and said he had nothing to do with it.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby TheHammer24 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:41 pm

Troy Loney wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:
Rylan wrote:There is nowhere safe. Give up the notion that anywhere is completely safe.


Unfortunately people seem not to get that.

I'll see college aged girls out running alone at 11 at night and think "Are you insane?"


Good Heavens, let's not develop this mindset. Convincing yourself that you're in danger all the time is the worst thing to do.


I'm not saying that, but common sense needs to come into play in certain situations.


Right, with the midnight jogger, but that doesn't really have anything to do with being safe in the movie theater or at school. I don't think we need to start thinking that everything needs to be more secured cause we have some seriously demented people amongst us.

The fact that something can happened or has happened does not mean that you it is at all likely to happen.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby viva la ben on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:42 pm

They are reporting The shooter as Ryan Lanza of New Jersey. Evidently his mother was a teacher at the school and she is among the victims
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Sarcastic on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:42 pm

I would get in on the conversation but I'm basically speechless. The idea of sending your child to school and someone doing that.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:43 pm

And in China, this happened.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/14/world/asia/china-knife-attack/index.html?hpt=hp_bn2

Why attack children? Because they are so vunerable, and their injuries/death can inflict so much emotional pain?
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby DudeMan2766 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:49 pm

viva la ben wrote:They are reporting The shooter as Ryan Lanza of New Jersey. Evidently his mother was a teacher at the school and she is among the victims


I was just going to say I saw a screen grab of him posting on facebook frantically telling people it wasnt him
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby mac5155 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:52 pm

wow, his one pic has 13k shares on it.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Mr. Colby on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:53 pm

link?
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:53 pm

So close to Christmas...good god. I just keep thinking about all of the presents under the tree, how much the kids would have been looking forward to it, etc. I feel so utterly sick
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby mac5155 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:55 pm

Mr. Colby wrote:link?


facebook.com search ryan lanza?
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