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  •  it took them hours at Columbine (3+ / 0-)
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    ciganka, Witgren, BlackSheep1

    and lives were lost because of it, but at that time, there was no protocol for what to do, and they had conflicting information.  years after, the police department admitted to not handling things properly.  it's all very well documented.

    Columbine should not be included in any discussion of school shooting.  Those boys were trying to blow up the school and to kill more people than McVeigh.  They also set up bombs for the first responders to go off in the parking lot an hour after the original bombs so they could do the maximum damage, and demoralize by hurting the responders.  That is not the typical school shooter, disaffected, maladjusted, etc.  

    A good start on learning the truth behind Columbine:  The Depressive and the Psychopath

    They only resorted to guns when their bombs failed.

    Unfortunately, the media narrative that developed that day has stuck, which is why I'm very suspicious of the media narrative out of Newtown.

    If you took the greed out of Wall Street all you’d have left is pavement ~Robert Reich

    by k8dd8d on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 11:44:26 AM PST

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