November 6, 2014 |
The tip that a Radnor Township High School student might have been plotting a school shooting came from a classmate who saw her threatening writings in a notebook, the student and school officials confirmed Tuesday. Zachary Taylor said in an interview that he and the girl, both 17-year-old seniors, were working on a sociology assignment about the 1999 school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado. Taylor said the girl gave him her notebook and he did a double-take after seeing "all kinds of disturbing stuff" written inside.
November 4, 2014 |
A Radnor High School senior who had a "fascination" with the Columbine High School massacre of 15 years ago wrote about shooting "everyone in classrooms" and blowing up the cafeteria, police said Monday. "I could be the first female shooter," the student, who was not identified, wrote in her journal, according to township Police Superintendent William Colarulo. "I'm homicidal, and I'm fine with that. " Colarulo said students were not in any danger. Police searched the student's home and her locker at school, and no weapons were found.
March 16, 2014 |
Despite the big titles he held and the grand awards he won, Temple University law professor Edward Ohlbaum was at heart a trial lawyer and teacher, equally comfortable in front of a jury or a classroom. An expert on evidence, an advocate for the American justice system, a defender of children's rights, and the author of three books, Mr. Ohlbaum, 64, died Thursday, March 13, after battling kidney cancer. He kept his medical condition private and continued working until the day before he died.
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.
February 10, 2013 |
In the face of massive public protest, Moorestown Township Manager Scott Carew announced Friday that he had halted the reassignment of the popular school resource officer - a veteran of the Police Department - pending further study. "For now, no changes will take place regarding the SRO," Carew said in a statement. More than 1,300 residents had signed an online petition by Friday calling for Officer Bryan Wright to stay on as resource officer, a position the school district created in 2000 after the fatal shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado.
January 15, 2013 |
NEWTOWN, Conn. - Talk about Sandy Hook Elementary School is turning from last month's massacre to the future, with differing opinions on whether students and staff should ever return to the building where a gunman killed 20 first graders and six educators. Some Newtown residents say the school should be demolished and a memorial built on the property in honor of those killed Dec. 14. Others believe the school should be renovated and the areas where the killings occurred removed. That's what happened at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., after the 1999 mass shooting.
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.
May 3, 2009 |
Gun legislation was supposed to go on the back burner this year, with the economy on life support, the health-care system overloaded, and most folks more worried about swine flu than assault weapons. But who could ignore the series of mass shootings that killed police in Oakland and Pittsburgh, nursing-home residents in North Carolina, and immigrants in Binghamton? Especially since the victims were buried around the 10-year anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School, two years after the tearful tragedy at Virginia Tech.
May 9, 2001
In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. . . . I am not here to represent or defend the NRA - because I don't believe that they are responsible for my daughter's death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended.. . . I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy - it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies!. . .The real villain lies within our hearts.
May 25, 1999 |
Have politicians matched their lofty rhetoric after the Columbine High School massacre with appropriate action? Have the rest of us? And will the latest shooting at Heritage High School in Conyers, Ga., strengthen our resolve? To say Columbine changed nothing is to ignore the major defeats suffered by the National Rifle Association in the Senate on Thursday. When the Senate deadlocked 50-50 on a proposal to require background checks for all buyers at gun shows, Vice President Gore broke the tie in favor of an amendment that anyone outside the ranks of the gun lobby would see as common sense.