Reading from the Voice Media empire: The February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has inspired plans for marches and student walkouts to call for tougher gun laws. But it also appears to have motivated a number of threats at schools, including one in the same county where the Columbine killings took place in 1999 that involved a social-media joke that went terribly wrong. Westword has the story.
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Reading from the Voice Media empire: Umar Farouk Abdulmatallab, dubbed the Underwear Bomber after a failed attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound airplane on Christmas 2009, was imprisoned at Supermax in 2012. Now, Abdulmutallab has filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the federal Bureau of Prisons in which he claims that he’s been prevented from properly practicing his Muslim faith, force-fed during hunger strikes staged to protest his treatment and belittled by guards who showed him photos of nude women during prayer time. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: News that two thirteen-year-olds who allegedly compiled a “kill list” related to their middle school have been arrested hardly qualifies as shocking at this point. In the more than eighteen years since the April 1999 attack at Columbine High School, folks have seen far too many instances of young students being busted for alleged school threats and violent plots, as documented here. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Sienna Johnson has pleaded guilty to two charges, one juvenile and one adult, in relation to an alleged Columbine-style plot against her high school circa December 2015. Her sentence is similar to, but slightly longer than, the one meted out against Brooke Higgins, her alleged co-conspirator. Here’s why. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Classes at a small-town high school were canceled because of at least one threat made in the wake of a social-media uproar over a Spanish teacher who allowed students to hit a piñata festooned with photos of President Donald Trump. Westword has the story.
Two Clear Brook High School students were arrested Thursday after threatening to shoot up the school—on the 18th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting.
Just as school was starting, around 7:20 a.m., the teens were pulled out of class. And by 8:45 a.m. they were arrested by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office. One of the teens had told several students not to come to school Thursday because at 10:30 he was “going to honor his heroes, the ‘Columbine Shooters,'” according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, which is reviewing charges. The teen had posted a photo on social media showing himself pointing a pistol at two schoolmates in the hallway.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Higgins’s arrest affidavit details what prosecutors see as practical plans for a Columbine-style attack and what her family and supporters view as the dark fantasies of a troubled, drug-abusing teen who never meant to hurt anyone. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Craig was once a fast-rising college coach — but mental-health issues destroyed his career and led to bizarre behavior in multiple states. Still, he hit a new peak with the threat to the school, shared amid a rambling manifesto that touched on topics such as penis length and more. Westword has the story.
A Houston police officer shot his neighbor during a dispute over a dog Thursday evening, Houston police said Friday.
According to police, off-duty Officer Jason Loosmore knocked on his 21-year-old neighbor’s door around 6:20 p.m., on Riderwood Drive in Westside, hoping to ask the man for medical and shot records for his German shepherd, which Loosmore told police attacked his own Pug mix that evening. Then things got weird.