[UPDATE!] Colorado High School Shooting - Gunman and hostage dead

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kickback, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Posts:
    40,257
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Likes:
    +13
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Tumblr:
    Just when you thought Columbine was just a memory, we have another Colorado school shooting with hostages taken.

    Here's the info:

    Platte Canyon High School
    - 6 Hostages taken, 4 have released
    - 2 Remaining Hostages are female
    - 1 adult male gunman
    - Bomb apparently in school
    - All remaining students evacuated
    - Shots fired, NO REPORTS OF INJURIES

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/09/27/school.shooting/index.html
     
  2. .SentinelPrime Is Dead.

    .SentinelPrime Is Dead. Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2002
    Posts:
    2,219
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    damn, thats terrible.
     
  3. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Posts:
    40,257
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Likes:
    +13
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Tumblr:
    So far so good. No injuries? 4 out of 6 hostages released? That's a miracle considering the last few school shootings have ended tragically.

    Just keep praying and wishing, only two female high school students left that are hostages, negotiations are proceeding.
     
  4. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Posts:
    6,666
    Trophy Points:
    226
    Likes:
    +0
    Anybody know why he's doing this?
     
  5. Shin-Gouki

    Shin-Gouki Rebuilding Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2000
    Posts:
    9,935
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Location:
    Originally: Huntington Beach, CA, Now: Cincinnati
    Likes:
    +40
    I blame Kickback personally.

    Ok that was bad.

    In all seriousness let's hope that this plays itself out without any deaths and quickly
     
  6. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Posts:
    40,257
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Likes:
    +13
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Tumblr:
    "The right people know" is all they've said.
     
  7. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Posts:
    3,685
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    There has been alot of these lately, and probally more that dont even make the big media.. I hope everyone makes it out ok..
     
  8. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2003
    Posts:
    5,135
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +4
    Ebay:
    I'm getting pretty tired of this warped vigilante justice that these nutjobs think they are entitled to.

    If you really think that you are justified in harming and killing innocent people because you feel that your pathetic life has been wronged, do yourself and everyone else a favor and just end your life.
     
  9. Tech Spec

    Tech Spec Breeze Loo

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Posts:
    3,301
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +3
    There is a good chance the guy will probably end his life... thats sad.
     
  10. Random Autobot

    Random Autobot Soviet Kanukistani

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2003
    Posts:
    6,608
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    A similar situation just happened in Montreal. A man armed with an automatic rifle stormed a university campus college and opened fire, killing one woman, injuring 12 others. It finally ended with him taking his own life, though initial reports stated that he was shot down by police who had cornered him.

    For Montreal, this was an eerie reminder of the massacre that occured there 16 years ago, when a man gunned down 14 nursing students.
     
  11. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Posts:
    3,685
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Another factor is that the media will blame Metal Music, and violence on tv, and movies, and etc..etc, when its the kids themselves. They have the control over themselves, some may need help and its a shame this poor soul had to resort to this..
     
  12. Shin-Gouki

    Shin-Gouki Rebuilding Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2000
    Posts:
    9,935
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Location:
    Originally: Huntington Beach, CA, Now: Cincinnati
    Likes:
    +40
    Growing up in L.A. I can attest to that, there were shootings in and arround schools all the time when I was in H.S. there in the early 90's it was not until Columbine that they made news as they were confined to places like L.A. where people just ignored them as things like that happen there, and still do and get ignored
     
  13. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2002
    Posts:
    14,914
    News Credits:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +29
    Ebay:
    I hope this ends without loss of life. :( 

    I hear ya...I almost never want to watch/read coverage of these sort of things. Always feels like very palpable issues such as the inherent cruelty of highschool social structure get glazed over.

    My highschool had a threat made, when I was in grade 12. The laughable and kneejerking response will -always- be an anecdote I remember, even if it was both hilarious and depressing. In short: I wore a long coat for over a year before the threat happened. When it happened, my coat was at the cleaners. -Everyone seen wearing a long coat- was immediately brought in for questioning...except me. The one who'd been wearing one for ages, but wasn't seen in one that week. Note that the only evidence anyone had was that "JOCKS MUST DIE" was scrawled on the wall of one of the men's washrooms.

    And the assembly we had on the matter was pure farce.
     
  14. Turbocharger

    Turbocharger We should get more letter

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Posts:
    1,949
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +0
    So the gunman's dead, someone was taken to a hospital via helicopter, and it's all over.
     
  15. .SentinelPrime Is Dead.

    .SentinelPrime Is Dead. Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2002
    Posts:
    2,219
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    So. they dont even know if he was a student?
     
  16. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2002
    Posts:
    14,914
    News Credits:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +29
    Ebay:
    Damn, I hope the hostages are at least going to be alright. :( 

    And holy crap I completely missed the "ADULT male" part. o_o Now very curious about the circumstances.
     
  17. Draven

    Draven Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2002
    Posts:
    23,860
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    286
    Likes:
    +5
    Well, at least the gunman's dead. Hopefully the student will make it.
     
  18. Foster

    Foster Super Mod

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Posts:
    32,061
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +11
    This will probably get pinned on emo kids.
     
  19. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    14,865
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    291
    Likes:
    +3
    Indeed, and it's good that it didn't turn even more chaotic and tragic with lots of injuries and deaths.
     
  20. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Posts:
    40,257
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Likes:
    +13
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Tumblr:
    Here's the story.

    A gunman, dressed as a student, hung around the school all morning trying to blend in with students. At 11:00am, he entered a classroom and fired one to two shots, taking the entire classroom hostage. He then ordered all the boys and teacher to leave, and kept the girls.

    At 11:33am, a young boy text messaged his father to let him know what was going on.

    At 12pm, the gunman called 9-1-1 and police officers arrived and evacuated the rest of the school. He took 6 females hostage and let them go one by one until there was only two.

    At 3:30pm, the gunman refused to negotiate further with the police department, apparently negotiations were only about getting the police away from the area. After he refused to negotiate, the SWAT team rolled in and made entry.

    It's sketchy after that. All we know is that the gunman is dead, and one of the female hostages received a gunshot to the head and was in grave condition on her way to the hospital.

    Reports came in saying she died, but the hospital spokesperson, with tears in her eye, refused to comment on behalf of the family's request.

    Students that were in the classroom have stated that it was one of the girl's father, upset about an on-going custody battle.

    The questions that answers aren't certain of:

    - The true identity of the gunman
    - Whether or not the girl that has died is his daughter
    - Who shot who

    A sad, sad day.
     

Share This Page