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Old 12-24-2012, 07:51 PM
 
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a lot of the stories I hear the school shooter kills himself, are there any names of the ones who don't kill themselves who either got caught or not after the crime was committed?
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:06 AM
 
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Interesting topic brought up in another thread.

Insane? No, I don't think there's the capacity for advanced planning.

The difference would be anger and fragile mental health status, verses an evil heartless sociopath who rarely take their own life. Of course.... that's just my observation and opinion.

One exception would be terrorism, suicide bombers, hijackers dedicated to their religious beliefs or political affiliation, willing to loose their own life to accomplish that mission.

One thing I believe they all have in common is the need for notoriety, to make a statement or leave their mark on the world.

I can't recall any school shootings in the US where the gunman didn't take his own life as well.

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Old 12-25-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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Kip Kinkel didn't kill himself after killing his parents and shooting up his high school.

T.J. Lane didn't kill himself after opening fire on the high school cafeteria at Chardon High just a few months ago. Interestingly, his brother did just commit suicide.

Charles Whitman was shot dead by police. Not clear what he would have done if they'd missed.

The Sturgeon Creek High shooter of 1978 was caught and found NGI.

Todd Smith opened fire on his school 8 days after Columbine and the shooter was found unable to stand trial.

The Central Tech shooter of Sept. 2010 is still at large.

A school shotter in Rauma, Finland survived to tell a story of intolerable bullying.

The 2009 shooter at the University of Pecs in Hungary survived.

The shooter in the anti-Jewish Toulouse shooting was killed by police.

The Sanaa shooter at Sanaa, Yemen was tried and executed.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:17 PM
 
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Yeah that one that shot Gabriel Gifford and those other poor people in AZ. Jared Loghner...
definitely a mental illness case. Unfortunately, the laws allowed it to happen. Everyone knew he was crazy and a potential threat but you can't have them committed until they commit a crime.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:20 PM
 
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The movie theater "joker" shooter!
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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Yeah that one that shot Gabriel Gifford and those other poor people in AZ. Jared Loghner...
definitely a mental illness case. Unfortunately, the laws allowed it to happen. Everyone knew he was crazy and a potential threat but you can't have them committed until they commit a crime.
If he threatened anyone specific they could definitely commit him on that basis. But all he has to do is wise up & comply sufficiently to get himself released, then continue on target.

School shooters are such a mixed bag. Some kill for revenge, some because they are unbalanced, some for thrill killing...
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:52 PM
 
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Oh, and Michael Carneal who killed three kids at a prayer meeting at Heath High is still alive and baffling the shrinks.
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