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Another mass shooting in US - grandma saves the day

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Another mass shooting in US - grandma saves the day

Grandmother may have prevented another school shooting after calling 911 to report her grandson
According to a statement from the Everett Police Department, authorities became aware O’Connor was planning a school shooting after his grandmother discovered his diary, which contained his plans to stage a shooting at one of two nearby high schools.

Audio of the 911 call (listen above) made by the grandmother at 9:30 a.m. last Tuesday shows the remarkably calm exchange as she informs police her grandson may be planning a shooting.

“I’m finding journal entries from my grandson,” Cathi O’Connor, Joshua’s grandmother, told the 911 dispatcher. “He’s planning to, um, have a mass shooting at one of the high schools.”
WTF is wrong with these American kids?
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What kind of straight male mass shooter would keep a diary?
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Going back to when we were still in India, we got approved (after waiting 10+ years) for both a Canadian visa as well as an American one.

I am very happy my parents chose Canada.
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Did he just leave his journal wide open on his bed at page #11? Weird.
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peanutz wrote:
Feb 17th, 2018 2:35 am
Did he just leave his journal wide open on his bed at page #11? Weird.
Snoopy grandma for the win.

I wonder if keeping an analog journal was a security measure, for fear that going digital would alert big brother?
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shikotee wrote:
Feb 17th, 2018 8:12 am
Snoopy grandma for the win.

I wonder if keeping an analog journal was a security measure, for fear that going digital would alert big brother?
I actually semi-wonder if he wanted to be "caught" and get attention that way...
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Now a days it is all about the kill counts, each person trying to out do the next
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It is time for metal detectors in all schools. No idea on cost probably large but its worth it.
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So, was there a mass shooting?
A life spent making mistakes is not only more memorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
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OntarioRocks wrote:
Feb 16th, 2018 11:28 pm
What kind of straight male mass shooter would keep a diary?
How the **** is sexual orientation even relevant here?
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sandikosh wrote:
Feb 18th, 2018 6:35 am
So, was there a mass shooting?
No - I deliberately used the same thread title from the Florida shooting thread.
It was meant to be a contrast.
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antigua1999 wrote:
Feb 18th, 2018 1:29 am
It is time for metal detectors in all schools. No idea on cost probably large but its worth it.
Don't these kids go in at random times? Metal detector would just beep uselessly. Unless you're referring to having a guard there as well at all times.
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Dynasty12345 wrote:
Feb 18th, 2018 11:42 am
Don't these kids go in at random times? Metal detector would just beep uselessly. Unless you're referring to having a guard there as well at all times.
If it saves one child or adults live it will be worth it no matter what the cost. Both countries have a lot of veterans and their already trained in weapons and tactics. Their is alos tons of people out of work because of downsizing plants closing etc. They all would be dying for a job. It can be done we want it.

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