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Ex-student held in San Mateo school blast

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posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 05:06 PM
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Ex-student held in San Mateo school blast


www.sfgate.com

A former student at Hillsdale High School in San Mateo, armed with 10 pipe bombs, a chainsaw and a sword, planned to forge a path of destruction through his old campus Monday...
...Authorities said the 17-year-old was able to detonate only two of the bombs - injuring no one - before teachers at the school tackled him and police arrived.
...two teachers chased the youth into the arms of a third teacher, who tackled him in a bear hug and held him while other faculty members moved in..
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posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 05:06 PM
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Very brave of these teachers to apprehend the suspect, seeing as how he was armed. Looks like he panicked and was subdued before he was able to pull out the weapons.

There seemed to have been a reduction in the number of school attacks and luckily no one was hurt in this one. Another case of a youngster described as quiet without many friends looking for vengeance at the school he dropped out from. Hope this doesn't start another run of these attacks.

www.sfgate.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 25-8-2009 by kawz1]



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 05:21 PM
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Although it has been determined in U.S. v. Spoerke, No. 08-12910 (May 22, 2009), that a homemade explosive device made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe that could propel shrapnel was a "destructive device"under 26 U.S.C. §§ 5801 et seq., anyone who has ever detonated a homemade Pipe-bomb knows that they generally aren't any more damaging or dangerous than most fireworks.

A chainsaw and a sword? Now that's different! Sounds like he's been watching B-Grade Zombie films and Army of Darkness one too many times.

Unless he was wielding either, I don't think the safety of the teachers that restrained him were put in jeopardy.

To me, it sounds like a cry for help on behalf of a troubled ex-student. If he really wanted to hurt someone he would have done something a bit more severe.

Thankfully though, no one was hurt, so this has a happy ending for everyone involved.

Although is it cynicism when you know this incident will be used to justify more restrictive Gun Legislation?



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 08:19 PM
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Alex Youshock, THE CHAINSAW KID

It doesn't sound like the pipe bombs had any shrapnel, and a chainsaw/sword is too iffy to kill a lot of people. So what was his motivation?

I think he was acting in his own movie. I'll bet he had a video camera set up or had a friend record the whole thing.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 09:41 PM
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Originally posted by fraterormus
Although is it cynicism when you know this incident will be used to justify more restrictive Gun Legislation?


How can that be? No gun was involved.

When my son was in high school, a student threw a firework into a bathroom. The device blew the heavy door open and blew up the porcelain sink, sending shards all over, even outside. If a student had been inside, injury would have certainly been the case. The student who threw it said that he had played with those devices before and had never had one blow up like that.

Granted, the pipe bombs used were not of the lethality of other types, but that student had the INTENT to cause major injury and death, not merely scare. It is not to be taken lightly when students are exposed to a situation like this. Schools are meant to be places (sadly, refuges these days) of safety and security. This stunt no doubt raised the level of anxiety needlessly for many students.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 10:03 PM
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Note the resemblance with gub'mint plans to quarantine the schools after a swine flu outbreak.

"Police closed several blocks around the school... The line of parents waiting to pick up their children was two city blocks long at one point as officials checked identification of each person before releasing a student to an adult."

Now check out this recent comic book cover, which shows a chainsaw wielding Obama, fighting off zombies infected with swine flu--
www.telegraph.co.uk...

[edit on 25-8-2009 by starviego]



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 10:19 PM
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Army of Darkness.... yup one too many times into the breech!
Thing is if you've ever actually had to use a chainsaw you know they ain't the easiest weapons to wield!! The sword on the other hand? depending on the type, even an amateur can really hurt you with one!

Zindo


[edit on 8/25/2009 by ZindoDoone]



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