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Would-Be School Shooter: Adam Lanza Was a 'Wuss'

John David LaDue idolized Columbine killers, hated Adam Lanza

(Newser) - Police have released transcripts and audio from their interviews with would-be school shooter John David LaDue, in which the 17-year-old calmly explains his plans and motivations—or, more accurately, his lack of motivations. "I was not bullied at all," LaDue says, in a tape obtained by CNN . "... More »

Graduate Wears Jersey of Brother Shot at School

Oregon teen pays tribute to Emilio Hoffman

(Newser) - Graduating seniors at Reynolds High School in Oregon collected their diplomas this week just two days after a fatal shooting at their school . And one of those seniors happens to be the older brother of 14-year-old victim Emilio Hoffman. In tribute, Joshua Mitchell wore his little brother's soccer jersey... More »

Oregon School Shooter Had AR-15 in Guitar Case

Police identify Jared Padgett, 15, as gunman

(Newser) - Police still don't know why 15-year-old Jared Padgett shot and killed a fellow student at Reynolds High School in Oregon yesterday, only that Padgett seemed intent on killing many more people. Padgett brought an AR-15 rifle to school in a guitar case, right on the school bus, reports KOIN-TV... More »

Today's School Shooting Is 74th Since Newtown: Group

US 'should be ashamed,' says Obama

(Newser) - If today's school shooting in Oregon seemed numbingly familiar, here's why: A group that advocates for gun-control measures counts it as the 74th school shooting in the 18 months since the Newtown massacre, reports the Washington Post . Here is the full list of shootings from Everytown for Gun... More »

Gunman, Student Dead in Oregon School Shooting

Shooter was reportedly a student there

(Newser) - A lone gunman and a student are dead in a school shooting this morning at a high school about 12 miles outside Portland, Ore. The teen opened fire at Reynolds High School with a rifle while classes were in session about 8am, reports AP . He killed one student and then... More »

'Selfless' Student Disarmed Seattle Gunman

Jon Meis hailed as hero; university shooter identified as Aaron Ybarra, 26

(Newser) - A gunman "hellbent on killing a lot of people" at Seattle Pacific University was stopped thanks to a student's bravery, police say. As the gunman—who shot one person dead and wounded others in a university building—paused to reload his shotgun, he was pepper-sprayed by Jon Meis,... More »

Nevada School Shooter, 12, Left Dueling Suicide Notes

No charges to be filed in Nevada shooting

(Newser) - The 12-year-old boy who killed a teacher and wounded two students before taking his own life in a school shooting last fall left two contradictory suicide notes, authorities say. The police chief in Sparks, Nevada, said 7th-grader Jose Reyes left one note directed at teachers and students where he "... More »

Officials: 1 in Custody After College Shooting

Shooting comes a day after another on Paine's campus

(Newser) - A suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting at a Georgia college left one person wounded, officials said today. One person was shot at Paine College in Augusta and was alert and conscious when taken to a hospital for treatment, Richmond County sheriff's officials said in a... More »

Cops: Teen Plotted Massacre in 3 Stages

They think he would have gone through with it if not for a suspicious neighbor

(Newser) - The Minnesota teenager accused this week of planning a school massacre didn't just make a few offhand remarks. He laid out his plan in methodical detail in a notebook he kept locked inside his guitar case, and police are convinced that John David LaDue was poised to strike within... More »

Cops: Teen 'Fully Prepared' to Kill Family, Bomb School

Minnesota's John David LaDue planned Columbine-style massacre

(Newser) - A 17-year-old boy described as a "good kid" by school officials had been secretly planning for almost a year to make his high school the next Columbine or Sandy Hook, authorities say. Police say John David LaDue plotted to kill his family before setting off pressure-cooker bombs in Waseca... More »

Woman's April Fool's 'Prank': Shooting at College

She told daughter she was hiding after hearing shots; police unamused

(Newser) - Police in Spartanburg, Va., aren't laughing off a woman's April Fool's "joke" about a shooting in the college where she worked. Police say 54-year-old Angela Timmons sent her daughter a text message to say she was hiding in a bathroom at Virginia College after hearing shots... More »

Student Gunman Went After Moscow Geography Teacher

Teacher, police officer are dead

(Newser) - School shootings are few and far between in Russia, making today's events in Moscow all the more jarring: A police officer and teacher are dead at the hands of a student gunman, who, allegedly armed with a rifle and hunting gun, took more than 20 students of School No.... More »

Student Fatally Shot at S. Carolina State; 1 Arrested

Motive remains unclear in death of Brandon Robinson

(Newser) - A student was shot and killed yesterday outside an on-campus dorm at South Carolina State University, and police say they've caught the suspected gunman off campus, reports AP . Brandon Robinson, 20, was shot outside a dorm about 1:30pm, reports the State , which lists him as a junior on... More »

Adam Lanza's Dad to Look for Missing Records

Chair of Sandy Hook Advisory Commission says Peter Lanza is assisting

(Newser) - Despite a final police report and a state's attorney report , the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is still reviewing the case of school shooter Adam Lanza—and Lanza's dad has agreed to help, the Connecticut Post reports. During a "cordial, business-like, and friendly" one-hour meeting yesterday, Peter Lanza... More »

Shooting Scare Spooks University of Oklahoma

University president says it was likely a false alarm

(Newser) - The University of Oklahoma went on high alert today over a reported shooting that now appears to have never occurred. Around 11:30am local time, the school sent an alert to students . "Shooting on Campus. Avoid Gould Hall. Seek immediate shelter in place," its official Twitter feed warned... More »

Teaching Assistant Arrested After Purdue Shooting

Victim was a teaching assistant who had the same professor

(Newser) - One teaching assistant is dead and another in custody following a shooting at Purdue University today. Authorities say the victim is 21-year-old Andrew Boldt, who was a senior majoring in electrical engineering, reports USA Today . Police have arrested 23-year-old Cody Cousins, identified as a teaching assistant in computer engineering. Police... More »

2 Teens Shot Inside Philadelphia Charter School

It may have been an accident

(Newser) - Another school shooting: Police say two students were shot today inside a Philadelphia high school, reports AP . Authorities say a male and female student were each shot in the arm this afternoon at the Delaware Valley Charter School in north Philadelphia. The injuries weren't life-threatening. One student was... More »

Lanza Called Radio Station to Talk About Crazed Chimp

Caller, purported to be Lanza, likened 'Travis' to a 'teenage mall shooter'

(Newser) - Adam Lanza left behind no clues as to why he killed 26 children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary, but the New York Daily News claims it has accessed audio of a seven-minute call he made to an Oregon radio station that gives a little more insight into his dark... More »

2 Students Arrested After Chemical 'Device' Goes Off

Colorado police say rupture was 'not accidental'

(Newser) - Two Denver-area students have been arrested after a chemical device "went off" in a high school class room yesterday morning, sending at least four students and one teacher to the hospital. In a statement , police said they'd determined that the device's rupture "was not accidental,"... More »

Some Kids May Have Had Warning Before NM Shooting

Social studies teacher hailed as hero for convincing shooter to drop gun

(Newser) - The 12-year-old boy being held in the shooting of two classmates yesterday at a middle school in Roswell, NM, may have warned other students before the attack. "We have preliminary information that possibly some of the students were warned by the individual prior to the shooting not to go... More »

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