La. Teen Fires at Teacher, Shoots Himself

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2009 8:49 PM CDT
La. Teen Fires at Teacher, Shoots Himself
South Lafourche Parish Sherrff Craig Webre holds a news conference at Larose-Cut Off Middle School in Larose, La., Monday, May 18, 2009.   (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

A Louisiana teenager shot himself in the head today after firing at a middle school teacher who refused to praise Marilyn Manson, reports. The 15-year-old Larose-Cut Off Middle School student, identified as Justin Doucet, left a suicide note saying he planned to go on a shooting spree. He remains in hospital in critical but stable condition, the AP reports.

Doucet stormed into a 7th-grade English class this morning shouting obscenities, and told teacher Jessica Plaisance to say "Hail Marilyn Manson." When she failed to praise the shock-rocker, Doucet fired a round in the wall above her head. He then went to the bathroom and shot himself. Students said they were surprised by the attack, but noted Doucet's love for Manson and Adolf Hitler trivia.
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