Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Thirteen year old student fires AK-47 inside school

After threatening students, the principal and assistant superintendent, a 13 year old boy wearing a mask, long green trench coat and camouflage tactical pants, fired an AK-47 replica assault rifle into the ceiling at his Joplin, Missouri school.

The seventh grader had a well thought out plan according to police and was taken into custody. He pointed the gun at two students, Principal Steve Gilbreth and Assistant Superintendent Steve Doerr telling them, "not to make him do this."

Police found instructions on assembling an improvised explosive device (IED) in the child's backpack and detailed drawings of the school. Police Officer Curt Farmer was quoted by Associated Press as stating, "This was very well thought out. He had been planning this for a long time."

This Missouri incident took place as church bells tolled in Pennsylvania in remembrance of the five young Amish girls killed a week earlier.

Read: http://www.joplinpolice.org/pressRelease.cfm?relID=46

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