School Shooting Suspect May Have Posted Announcement
Neil MacInnis, 18, is charged in Virginia
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2013 1:38 PM CDT
This photo provided by the Christiansburg Police Department shows Neil Allan MacInnis, of Christiansburg, Va.   (AP Photo/Christiansburg Police Department)

(Newser) – Police have charged 18-year-old Neil Allan MacInnis of Christiansburg, Virginia, with yesterday's shooting at a community college inside a mall that left two women injured, reports AP. Gawker, though, has the most disturbing angle to the story: A poster named "neil Macinnis" went on the 4chan online message boards just minutes before the assault at New River Community College and announced it was about to happen. "I'm gonna give y'all the details because the news never gets it right," said the post, which spelled out the gun ("Stevens 320 shotgun") and ammo to be used. It also noted that he was "10 minutes from Virginia Tech," reports USA Today.

Police haven't confirmed the connection yet. Survivors, meanwhile, say the shooter walked around as students hid in classrooms and pretended to be a police officer in an attempt to draw people out. "The guy's a terrible actor," one tells the Roanoke Times. "I knew it was just a matter of holding still as long as possible until the real police got there." An off-duty mall security guard and two police officers had him subdued within five minutes. The two female victims are in stable condition.

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Apr 14, 2013 9:35 AM CDT
No gun laws are ever going to stop a deranged person from getting one and doing something like this. The problem isn't accessability to guns, but more the moral decay in this country. The reason the liberals attempt to put the blame on the inanamate object instead of the user is because it's been their morally distructive social policies that create these loonies and they know it. Add to that the attempt by liberals to deny the rights of law abiding citizens to own a gun for protection has caused gun and ammo sales to go through the roof. As usual, their stupid policies add to the problem instead of helping but I guess some people will just never learn!
Apr 14, 2013 8:39 AM CDT
Well, there's a lot of stuff out here than can piss a guy off, don't you know.
Apr 13, 2013 6:38 PM CDT
The despondent man who recently held 5 firemen hostage said he selected firemen because they would not have guns and unfortunately he was correct That's always the first hurdle for any perpetrator, make sure the victim(s) is unarmed. Out of all the movie theaters james holmes clould have selected he selected the only one with the No Guns Allowed sign, even passing up theaters that were closer to his residence. Of course adam lanza had insider information about the level of security at the school he selected. And the knife-man dylan quick knew the program for his school too; someone should have shot that one. I bet there is a list of upset parents in Texas who wish they had 5 minutes alone with dylan quick.