I would imagine that the scene which greeted the police upon arrival was horrifying. Gruesome beyond description. This wasn't a shooting..... It was a massacre. And Amish girls? The Amish are the most peaceful, caring people you could ever have the pleasure of knowing. They didn't deserve this. What is it with gun-owning psychopaths, anyway? They never seem to kill each other, do they? No, no, no; they would rather kill bleeding-heart pacifists. John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., John Lennon, innocent Amish schoolgirls..... What was the one thing these people had in common aside from their never-ending pursuit of peace and brotherhood?
I know most of you Kossacks are news junkies and have already heard plenty about this story, but I haven't seen much about it here on Daily Kos. So, I have written this diary to honor the slain Amish schoolgirls; the Amish community deserves it. Here goes: Less than a week after the school shooting in Bailey, Colorado, it happened again in Pennsylvania. The shooting in Pennsylvania is particularly disturbing and heart-wrenching..... You've been warned.....
A gunman, Charles Carl Roberts IV, who had with him three guns and 600 rounds of ammunition, stormed a one-room Amish schoolhouse Monday. Roberts let the males and pregnant women leave before he forced the fifteen remaining Amish girls to line up at the blackboard. He tied their hands and feet, shot three of them in the head, seriously wounded eight others, and then fired shotgun rounds at the police before ending his own life. The eight wounded were all in critical condition and, sadly, two of them died this morning. One of the women who was let go managed to call the police who, unfortunately, arrived too late. Based on a phone conversation Roberts had with his wife prior to the shooting, it is believed that Roberts was exacting revenge for something, still unknown, which occurred about twenty years ago.
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