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Originally posted by Alyssa
Originally posted by starviego
Here is the profile of these kinds of shooters:
--Friends may notice abrupt changes in mood in the days and weeks before the shooting. He may have complained that lately he has experienced strange and vivid dreams of a violent nature.
--He will be dressed in all black and/or camoflage, oftentimes with a black trenchcoat.
--Eyewitnesses at the scene will say the shooter was 'like a robot,' or that there were a totally blank expression on his face.
--The media will paint him as a loner, but he will in fact have a circle of friends or be part of a clique.
--Extra ammo/guns/bombs will be found at his home and in his auto(this to 'close the circle' of guilt in the public's mind). The guns will have been legally acquired by the shooter or a close relative/neighbor. He will have brought an excessive quantity of ammunition to the scene. (This is so that, if he has 200rounds of ammo, people will think "Wow, he must have wanted to kill 200 people. What a nut!")
--Literature and/or videos about Adolph Hitler, Charles Manson(infamous American cult leader), or the Columbine killers will be found amongst his possessions.
--He will be computer-savvy, and likely left an online presence. He may have left some kind of manifesto, though it will be incomprehensible/nonsensical for the most part. He will have hinted at what he had planned, but the name of the target itself will not be mentioned.
--He will probably have been a player of violent video games, and will have been a fan of violence-themed movies. He will have produced his own videos in which he is seen with his weapons or expressing his hatred and/or violence.
--He will have a strong interest in weapons--guns, knives, swords, bombs--or the military.
--He will have had contact with a military recruiter or he will have spent some time in the military before being seperated under murky circumstances.
--There is a good chance he will have been active in "Live Action Role Playing"(LARP) games.
--He will have been mentally "treated" at some point by a counselor, psychologist, or a psychiatrist.
--He will have a history of taking SSRIs(selective seritonin reuptake inhibitors), often in combination with Ritalin(methylphenidate).
--There is some likelihood that he was institutionalized or hospitalized at some point before the attack. At any rate there will gaps in the timeline where police cannot account for his whereabouts.
--He probably had some contact with the police/law enforcement before the shooting.
--He might have been involved with Satanism or other strange occultic-type religions.
--If he survived the assault, he will be unable to explain why he did what he did. He may claim that 'voices' in his head told him to do it. Or he may not even remember the act at all. But whether the shooter lives or dies, motive will always remain a mystery.
--He will NOT have acted alone. There is a good possibility others were shooting also; or at the very least others will have encouraged him and helped plan the attack and get weapons.
--Afterwards, the politicians will call for increased laws against gun ownership, more armed security personnel everywhere, and metal detectors at the school/mall.
This is mostly flawed and I'll tell you why. Almost all the school shooters had Omega-male traits. Omega-males in the animal kingdom are below the beta males. It's these guys that normally are thin, short, sad family history, they are always the targets of bullies.
Schools are and will always be like the animal kingdom.
-Alpha males at school = The popular kids, macho guys, tall handsome guys, the guys who get the girls,
-Beta Males at school = teachers pet, bullies, mostly the average kids rank here
-Omega male students = Unloved, thin or overweight, short, no friends, sometimes in special-ed, These kids are the targets on both Beta/Alpha's. Life in general will suck for these guys when they get older also.
Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by Imightknow
How come you never hear about school shootings in the country then? If guns in kids hands were the problem, then country schools would be like the wild west. Except it isn't, and most of us start shooting at 8-10 with a .22, around 5 if you count bb and pellet guns...
Originally posted by Lapislazuli
I think there are better ways to deal with a violent youth than "locking him up and throwing away the key." We are all simply products of our environment, and sometimes that environment is a very dark, and disturbing one. The product, however, should not be entirely blamed.
Originally posted by damingus
The third victim has died...rest in peace Demetrius...
Originally posted by djh91
I graduated from Chardon High less than two years ago. I'm a Sophomore in college now.
Despite what people may say, Chardon is a wonderful city. The people are nice and it has a lot to offer if you get involved the right way (e.g. community theatre, music, etc).
It is disturbing to know that this kid had to resort to this. I vaguely knew him too. He "dated" my little cousin way back when they were in 6th grade, and at the time we would poke fun at my cousin for having a "boyfriend". We even made up a little song (partly helped along by my cousin) about him. It was in no way bullying and I'm sure he never even knew about it as we only teased my cousin with it.
Of course they weren't "dating" longer then 2 weeks, but the song we made up has kind of stuck as a cousin inside joke that only we understood. I had forgotten who had prompted the creation of the song and was abruptly reminded yesterday.