May 28, 2013 |
PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon teenager intended to blow up his school in a plot "forged and inspired by the model of the Columbine shootings" and he will be charged with attempted aggravated murder, a prosecutor said late Saturday. Grant Acord, 17, will be charged as an adult and also faces six counts of manufacturing and possessing a destructive device after investigators found six bombs in a secret compartment in his bedroom, Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson said. Acord was taken to a juvenile jail Thursday night after police received a tip that he was making a bomb to blow up West Albany High School, about 75 miles south of Portland.
April 14, 2013 |
Temple University sent an advisory to students and staff Friday informing them that police were investigating a graffiti threat found in a bathroom last month that mentioned the April 20 anniversary of the deadly shootings at Columbine High School. Ray Betzner, a university spokesman, said Temple police had been investigating since a student reported finding the message scrawled in a men's room stall in Gladfelter Hall several weeks ago. "Recent news reports have raised concerns about safety at Temple University," the advisory from Temple police began.
April 13, 2013 |
Temple University sent an advisory to students and staff today informing them that police are investigating a graffiti threat found in a bathroom last month that mentioned the April 20 anniversary of the deadly shootings at Columbine High School. Ray Betzner, a university spokesman, said Temple Police have been investigating since a student reported finding the message scrawled in a men's room stall in Gladfelter Hall several weeks ago. "Recent news reports have raised concerns about safety at Temple University," the advisory from Temple Police began.
April 8, 2013 |
Only minutes after signing off his new CNN show, The Lead With Jake Tapper , the host is in his Washington office - talking Philly, circa 1987. "When I left, it was before the Blue Route, before the Vine Street corridor," Tapper, 44, is saying. "William Penn's hat was still the tallest thing in the city. " Tapper grew up in Queen Village, in the house where his mother, Anne Tapper, still lives. "That Philly wasn't as fancy as today's Philly is," he says. His parents "split when I was 8. " His father, Ted Tapper, is a retired pediatrician living in Lower Merion; Anne is a retired psychiatric nurse.
December 16, 2012
This originally appeared on Ellen Gray's blog, ellengray.tv. I'm almost afraid to add one word to the story of Friday's Connecticut school shootings for fear of adding to the wealth of the day's misinformation. But having spent much of the afternoon watching what passed for coverage of this horror, I can't help but be struck by how little television news has learned since Columbine about these things. As I write this, there are conflicting reports about the identity of the shooter, the location in which another body, said to be the shooter's mother, was found and other things that some networks sounded pretty sure about an hour or so ago. I've seen multiple reruns of an interview with a remarkably well-spoken little girl whose interrogation by a reporter, aired on CNN, would have been described as "leading the witness," if it took place in a courtroom.
September 10, 2012 |
Tuesday is the 11th anniversary of 9/11. And three months later, we will mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The two worst attacks on American soil each resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths and led the nation to war. Still, given the passage of time, Dec. 7 will be noted with minimal, if any, reverence by most Americans, and, despite little more than a decade having lapsed since 9/11, already some memories are fading too fast....
July 22, 2012 |
The movie theater massacre that took place in Aurora, Colo., early Friday morning unfolded about 15 miles from the scene of the Columbine High School shootings. Residents of Littleton, Colo., who lived through that 1999 rampage were badly shaken Friday by news of the latest bloodshed. The shooting at a midnight screening of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises , killed 12 people and injured 58. The Columbine shooting killed 12 students and one teacher; the two gunmen took their own lives as well.
April 22, 2011 |
LITTLETON, Colo. - Authorities reviewed security video yesterday from a Colorado mall where the discovery of a pipe bomb and two propane tanks after a fire raised concerns about a possible link to the Columbine High School attack. The blaze coincided with the 12th anniversary of the deadly shooting two miles away. "We're concerned about the date, the time, things of that nature, but we don't have anything solid that would indicate any link at all other than, certainly, circumstances," Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink said.
April 19, 2009 |
Some schools have banned backpacks. Others have locked doors, installed cameras, bought metal detectors, and started disaster drills. Ten years ago tomorrow, two teenagers killed 13 people and wounded 23 others inside Columbine High School in suburban Littleton, Colo., a massacre that forever altered the nation's school-security landscape. "We used to just worry about drugs and alcohol, but now we're all overwhelmed by this fear that our children aren't safe in schools," said Al Hall, director of security for the Hatboro-Horsham School District.
November 15, 2007 |
The Finnish man and the Plymouth Meeting kid may have been separated by 4,100 miles, but they were drawn together by a shared obsession: Columbine. More than eight years after the bloodiest high school massacre in U.S. history, Columbine has become a towering symbol of retribution and martyrdom among would-be imitators far beyond Littleton, Colo. To some sympathizers, including 14-year-old Dillon Cossey, whose plan to attack Plymouth Whitemarsh High School was thwarted by police last month, Columbine killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold have ascended to the status of folk heroes.