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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    A non-exhaustive list of items people tried to board planes with in the US during 2017...
    Any listing of items people succeeded to board? (and in case the plane successfully landed?)

    Not speaking about the tonnes and tonnes of weaponry boarded to ME...

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    LA school shooting 'was unintentional'

    A shooting by a 12-year-old girl at a Californian school in thought to be unintentional, Los Angeles police say.

    The girl has been charged with "negligent discharge of a firearm" after the incident left five injured.
    A 15-year-old boy, who was shot in the head, and a 15-year-old girl, who was shot in the wrist, are both in a stable condition and are expected to make a full recovery.

    A semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene.

    It happened at 08:55 local time (16:55 GMT) on Thursday at Salvador Castro Middle School in the Westlake district.

    An 11-year-old boy, a 12-year-old girl and a 30-year-old woman sustained minor injuries but were not shot directly.

    A student who was at the classroom at the time told ABC News that he believed the girl thought the weapon was a toy gun and "didn't mean to" shoot anyone.

    According to a website tracking US Gun Violence Archive, there were over 2,000 unintentional shootings in the country in 2017. This incident is the 166th accidental shooting so far this year.

    It is also the one of at least three shooting incidents at US schools in recent weeks.

    On 23 January a student in Kentucky opened fire on fellow students, shooting 17 and killing two.

    A day earlier, a 16-year-old student was apprehended after wounding a student at a Texas school.

    LA school shooting 'was unintentional'

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    Unless it was a semi-automatic that had been converted to full auto, which is possible but highly unlikely, the little darling would have had to pull the trigger four times.

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    Florida high school shooting leaves 17 people dead - Broward County sheriff

    Florida high school shooting leaves 17 people dead - Broward County sheriff

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    Seventeen people were shot to death and several others wounded Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in a horrific episode of school violence that ended with the arrest of a former student.


    Panicked parents streamed to this affluent section of northwest Broward County, as news helicopters broadcast the incident live and students congregated on streets, many crying, hugging and calling friends and family.


    In a grainy Snapchat video from the school, a man yelled, “Oh, my God,” as the pop-pop, pop-pop of gunshots rang out and students screamed.


    Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said 17 people were killed, including both students and adults, with two shot outside the school, one in the street, 12 inside the school and two dying from their wounds at the hospital.


    The suspect was identified as Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student. He used an AR-15 rifle and multiple magazines, the sheriff said. Investigators have begun analyzing Cruz’s social media accounts, which the sheriff said contained material that was “very, very disturbing.”


    Cruz was taken into custody off campus without incident, he said. Wearing a red shirt, black pants and black boots, Cruz was seen being placed on a gurney. At 4:47 p.m. he was seen being wheeled in to Broward Health North hospital in Deerfield Beach. Later he was taken from the hospital to Broward Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Fort Lauderdale.


    “People are still undergoing surgery,” Israel said. “We just pray for this city, pray for this school, the parents, the folks that lost their lives. It’s a horrific, horrific day.”

    Among those shot was the school’s athletic director, Chris Hixon, according to the school’s assistant athletic director Marilyn Rule. No information was immediately available on his condition.



    FBI agents were on the scene interviewing students asking for anyone who saw the shooter.


    “You’re ok!” One student said as she cried and hugged her friend who had just come out. “You’re safe now, don’t worry.”

    SWAT told the class to keep their eyes forward as they exited the school, he said.


    At around dismissal time at 2:40 p.m., staff and students heard what sounded like gunfire and enacted a “code red” lock down, according to the Broward School District.


    A television news helicopter report showed several people on gurneys being placed into fire rescue ambulances and groups of children walking across Northwest Pine Island Road.

    Television news cameras showed a young man with reddish hair wearing a red shirt who was surrounded by SWAT officers and put in handcuffs and being taken into custody.

    The scene at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where multiple people were killed in a mass shooting.


    “It’s a horrific situation,” Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie said. “It’s just a horrible day for us.”


    Students were streaming down Pine Island Road at 3:30. Some of them crying, some were talking on cell phones.


    Meghan Walton's mascara was running as she walked down Pine Island Road with her mother. Derval Walton. She was waiting in the car line to pick her 15 year old freshman daughter up when she got the ominous text from her: "Code Red"


    "Kids were running out full of blood," Derval Walton said. "Kids were falling in the grass."


    Hannah Siren, 14, was in math class on the third floor.


    "The people next door to us must have not locked their door," she said, breaking into tears. "They all got shot"


    How many?


    "10 or ... 7"


    Andy Pedroza, 18, of Parkland, was returning to class when he heard shots.


    “My instincts kicked in,” he said. He ran to the bathroom and hid in a stall. “The toilet was slippery and I thought I would make too much noise,” he said, so he didn’t crouch on the toilet.


    He waited what he thought was at least 20 minutes until the shooting stopped, then he heard the sirens and the police chatter on their radios.


    He walked out of the bathroom, and police directed him outside, patted him down and said, “Just run.”


    President Trump tweeted: “My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.”


    Deputy White House Press Secretary Lindsay Walters said, “We are monitoring the situation,” she said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.”


    Gov. Rick Scott announced plans to come to Broward County immediately. He spoke on the phone with Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, Broward schools superintendent Robert Runcie and Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen, according to the governor’s office.






    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said she was on her way to the area.


    “Praying for everyone involved in today’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” she said in a statement issued by her office. “I am on the way with my victim advocates and we will be available in full force to help all victims and their families with any services they need.”


    There are 3,208 children in grades 9 — 12 enrolled at the school.


    Parents at area schools — including Sawgrass Springs Middle School and Westglades Middle School — said they received texts that those campuses were locked down.
    Watch live coverage here.


    All Broward school district athletic events were canceled for that night.


    Jay Golden, of Parkland, has a daughter Rachel who was at the school when the first sign of problem came. Rachel, a senior, texted him that there was a Code Red, a shooting, and she didn’t know if it was real or a drill.






    At 3 p.m. she still hadn’t been evacuated from the 900 building, but told her father she was safe with 40 other students and a teacher.
    “She was crying, she’s scared,” he said. “She’s been texting back and forth. She’s OK at the moment.”


    “I’m freaking out,” her father said. “This is crazy, this stuff shouldn’t be going on in these schools. People are crazy. I don’t know what goes on through these people’s minds these days, it’s a scary thing. It’s one of those things - you don’t want to put a metal protector and treat them like prisoners but they have to figure something out. You put your kids in school and it’s supposed to be a safe place and this stuff happens all the time.”

    Seventeen killed in South Florida high school shooting - Sun Sentinel

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    I've just spied this on Sky. Another vindictive ex-student gone wild again. Too bad he didn't find a use for one of the bullets on his own sorry ass beforehand.

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    Thoughts and prayers yadda yadda

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior
    Thoughts and prayers yadda yadda
    Yep. And guns. More guns.

    A good student with a gun could've stopped this.

    Anyways... Thoughts and prayers. See you at the next one.

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    Wel there's a surprise, who'd of thought such a thing could happen in America.

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    Expect more of this kind of thing till we get more guns.....and bump stocks

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    The Florida School Shooting Was the 18th School Shooting of the Year. And It's Only February.

    The Florida School Shooting Was the 18th School Shooting of the Year. And It's Only February

    18 in a month and a half, assuming continuation and if they dont up their game there will only be 144 school shootings in the year.

    And thats only the school shootings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    Wel there's a surprise, who'd of thought such a thing could happen in America.
    Indeed.

    I thought for sure that doing nothing the last time would've prevented this from happening again.

    All good now though, Trump's tweeted 'Thoughts & Prayers(TM)' and that 'nobody should have to live in fear of this kind of thing'.

    Phew! Thank fuck for that, no more school shootings now!

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    In all seriousness though...

    The Florida school shooting suspect referred to himself as the "annihilator" and had been flagged as a potential threat prior to allegedly carrying out the massacre.
    So he was flagged and somehow still managed to get his hands on a gun or guns (possibly including and AR15).

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    And then this...

    Baby born with bullet wound after mum shot during road rage attack - NZ Herald

    School kids aren't enough. Unborn babies now also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    Thoughts and prayers yadda yadda
    Maybe Remington can now withdraw it's bankruptcy filing if theres any lip-service debate about gun control?


    Time to break out the handy "Mass shooting in US checklist":
    1. Send thoughts & prayers but not actually do anything useful
    2. Argue over semantics of the term "assault rifle"

    3. Trolls blame either the Left or the Right
    4. Argue over semantics of the term "terrorist" - if Muslim use it, if Christian use term "mentally ill"
    5. Media goes berserk until attention is diverted by next horrible story
    6. Congress does nothing but NRA increases donations just in case
    7. Wait for next one, repeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    Expect more of this kind of thing till we get more guns.....and bump stocks
    Teachers should be armed of course.
    And the good news is the inter-state concealed carry law. More hidden guns can only be good.

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    Slight amendment:

    Time to break out the handy "Mass shooting in US checklist":
    1. Send thoughts & prayers but not actually do anything useful
    2. Argue over semantics of the term "assault rifle"

    3. Trolls blame either the Left or the Right
    4. Argue over semantics of the term "terrorist" - if Muslim use it, if Christian use term "mentally ill"
    5. Media goes berserk until attention is diverted by next horrible story
    6. Congress does nothing but NRA increases donations just in case
    6.(a). Gun controls and regulations are actually lowered following a mass shooting

    7. Wait for next one, repeat

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    The Florida school shooting suspect referred to himself as the "annihilator" and had been flagged as a potential threat prior to allegedly carrying out the massacre.
    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    In all seriousness though...
    So he was flagged and somehow still managed to get his hands on a gun or guns (possibly including and AR15).
    Does flagged mean known by local authorities / people or that he was officially in the database?

    Needs to be an official diagnosis or conviction in the database I think.

    Anyway, anyone can purchase and AR-15 or guns from a private ad in the newspaper or at a gun show.

    I'm not saying this is right, I'm just noting that that's the way it is.

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    Killing each other is truly a fucking sport in America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birding View Post
    Florida high school shooting leaves 17 people dead


    Again ?

    What do they practice more in U.S. schools:
    Fire Drills or Active Shooting Drills ?

    Do they have time for math, english etc. ?

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    Here's a brief interview with a students saying "everyone predicted it."

    And the shooter, being a former student kmew the layout of the school and the Code Red (shooting) drill.

    https://twitter.com/WJXTvic/status/963899957559390210

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Slight amendment:
    Thank you. Yes.
    Perhaps the title, "Mass Shooting in the US Checklist" should also be ammended to Rep and Dem variations, your 6a being the Rep version.

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    RIP, very sad!

    But this yet another clear failure of the dumbed down one size fits all socialist education system of the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    RIP, very sad!

    But this yet another clear failure of the dumbed down one size fits all socialist education system of the USA.
    Do you mean the education system that produces voters who believe that their right to own guns outweighs the right of children to live without being shot?

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