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DC Mall Shooter Obsessed by Columbine

He timed his shooting to start at the same minute

(Newser) - Police trying to figure out why a Maryland teenager opened fire in a mall earlier this year revealed an awful clue today about his motive: Darion Marcus Aguilar waited until precisely 11:14am to begin shooting, the same time that the Columbine massacre started, reports the Washington Post . It turns...

Teen Who Plotted School Bombing Runs for Mayor

Joshua Hoggan says he's human, 'like the rest of us'

(Newser) - Is it time to forgive and forget? An 18-year-old running for mayor in Utah sure hopes so, the AP reports. Joshua Hoggan served six months in juvenile detention for planning to blow up his school just two years ago, but assures voters in Roy, Utah, that he's a changed...

Classmates: Oregon Teen Talked About Bomb-Making

Acord to be charged as adult over Columbine-style plot

(Newser) - Classmates of an Oregon teenager accused of planning to blow up his high school say the 17-year-old discussed bomb-making in the weeks before his arrest, but did not speak of a plot to inflict damage. One classmate says Grant Acord discussed bomb-making materials with him in class a couple of...

Oregon Kid Plotted Columbine-Style Hit: Cops

Grant Acord to be charged as adult after police find 6 bombs

(Newser) - Oregon police are charging a 17-year-old boy as an adult after they say they recovered at least six bombs that he allegedly planned to use in a Columbine-esque attack on his high school. Grant Alan Acord was arrested Thursday night, reports the Oregonian , and charged with two counts each of...

Oklahoma Student Nabbed in School-Shooting Plot

Sammie Chavez tried to recruit students in cafeteria: cops

(Newser) - The morning of one school shooting, another may have been averted: Police arrested a teenager in northern Oklahoma yesterday for allegedly planning a Columbine-style attack on his high school. Authorities say 18-year-old Sammie Chavez tried to recruit students at Bartlesville High School's cafeteria this week for the massive gun-and-bomb...

Carrying Guns Everywhere Won&#39;t Protect Us
Carrying Guns Everywhere Won't Protect Us

Carrying Guns Everywhere Won't Protect Us

It's time for a ban on semiautomatic weapons: Andrew Jensen

(Newser) - Andrew Jensen joined the military after students from nearby Columbine High transferred to his Littleton, Colo., school after the 1999 massacre. At the time, he wanted to help protect his family and friends. Yet he wasn’t in Aurora, Colo.—where his dad and brother now live—when James...

Colorado Gun Laws Still Lax 13 Years After Columbine

Skeptics don't expect much to change after nearby Aurora massacre

(Newser) - Thirteen years after the Columbine High School shootings, gun laws remain little-different in Colorado, reports the New York Times , as James Holmes over the past two months was able to legally buy an assault rifle, a shotgun, and two handguns. Colorado has enacted a few minor restrictions on guns since...

Bank Robber Suspected in Bomb Plot Near Columbine

65-year-old Earl Albert Moore seen in mall security footage

(Newser) - The FBI suspects a paroled bank robber, still at large, planted a pipe bomb at a mall near Columbine last week , Reuters reports. Earl Albert Moore “is considered armed and dangerous and has an extensive criminal background,” the FBI said. The 65-year-old had been a “person of...

Bombs Found Near School on Columbine Anniversary

Mall fire, pipe bomb declared 'domestic terrorism' by FBI investigators

(Newser) - A pipe bomb and two propane tanks have been found near a fire that broke out at a suburban Denver mall on the anniversary of the massacre at nearby Columbine High School. "The fact that has happened 12 years later near the school and with similar devices is very...

Suicide Pact Twin Wrote Letters to Columbine Alum

She talked with Brooks Brown in 1999

(Newser) - The Australian twins who shot themselves at a Colorado firing range may have been obsessed with the Columbine school shootings, which happened just 20 miles from the shooting range where one sister died . Investigators found that Kristin Hermeler, the twin who died, wrote letters to a former Columbine student in...

Teacher Tackles Gunman in Student Attack

2 shot before math instructor leaps on shooter

(Newser) - A gutsy math teacher tackled a gunman as he reloaded his high-powered assault rifle to fire on another student in an attack on a Colorado middle school yesterday. Two teens already lay wounded outside the suburban Denver school when David Benke jumped the shooter. "He was trying to rack...

School Suspends 1st-Grader for Cub Scout Eating Utensils

Zero-tolerance weapons policies sometimes ridiculous, say critics

(Newser) - A first grader was suspended for 45 days from school for bringing a Cub Scout combined knife-fork-spoon utensil to class, triggering an uproar among parents. Zachary Christie, 6, was booted because his Newark school has a zero-tolerance policy on knives. Horrifying episodes like the Columbine and Virginia Tech shootings have...

Columbine Killer's Mom Had 'No Inkling' About Dylan

Her essay is first detailed comment from a parent of the killers

(Newser) - A rare glimpse into the behavior of a Columbine killer the morning of the attack: "I was getting dressed for work when I heard Dylan bound down the stairs and open the front door," writes his mother in O magazine. "Wondering why he was in such a...

Bomb Explodes in Home of NY Teen Columbine 'Fan'

Student's school searched after he injures himself while making device

(Newser) - A Long Island teenager who apparently idolized the Columbine killers has been hospitalized after a pipe bomb he was making blew up. The boy, 17, had photos of the students responsible for the Coumbine massacre in his bedroom. He's in stable condition and will likely face charges, reports the New ...

Most Controversial Music Videos
 Most Controversial 
 Music Videos 

Most Controversial Music Videos

Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, incestuous Gainsbourgs make list

(Newser) - With MTV's Video Music Awards set for Sunday (not that you'll see many videos on the channel these days), takes a look at some of the form’s most controversial:
  • Closer, Nine Inch Nails: To go along with the explicitly sexual lyrics, this 1994 piece includes a monkey

Oprah Cans Columbine Episode
Oprah Cans Columbine Episode

Oprah Cans Columbine Episode

10th anniversary show set for today 'focused too much on the killers'

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey canceled an episode of her show commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Columbine shootings, set to air today, the New York Post reports. “After reviewing it, I thought it focused too much on the killers,” Winfrey said of the scrapped show in a Facebook posting. “...

Columbine Marks 10-Year Milestone

Colorado comes together to remember victims, support survivors

(Newser) - Survivors of the Columbine High School massacre will gather today to mark 10 years since two seniors killed 12 classmates and a teacher in a bullet-fueled rampage that shook the country, USA Today reports. The anniversary is an opportunity for the community to come together for the survivors, Principal Frank...

10 Years On, Schools Rusty on Columbine's Lessons

School security funding dries up a decade after shootings

(Newser) - A decade after the Columbine shootings, much of the extra funding for school security awarded in the wake of the massacre has dried up, the Wall Street Journal finds. Cutbacks such as scrapping the “cops in schools” program have educators worried, although some say improving bonds between adults and...

Another Teen Nabbed in Columbine-Like Plot

16-year-old sought gun used in Colorado killings

(Newser) - An Indiana 16-year-old plotted a Columbine-style mass killing on September 11 and even sought the same pistol used in that attack, the AP reports. The high school student faces charges of conspiracy to commit murder when he appears in court today. Police found 100 knives in his home and say...

SC Teen Faces WMD Charge, Life Sentence

'New Columbine' plan is federal case

(Newser) - Ryan Schallenberger, the South Carolina teenager whose Columbine-style attack police say they foiled yesterday, will be charged with a federal count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, the AP reports. The charge, stemming from the 10 pounds of explosives discovered by Schallenberger’s parents yesterday, carries a...

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