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I had the CBS Evening News on in the background when I heard "shooting" and "Columbine" in the same breath, so I turned it up. Whoever thinks Bailey is a few miles from Littleton has got to be stoned.

I guessed from the sound bite that something happened at Platte Canyon, so I called Mom and asked "Should I take my child out of school for their safety because of the shooting?". (Yes, that's a snarky joke.)
I'll have to watch the webcast at KUSA for the latest since their page was last updated before the press conference Mom watched while we were talking.

As usual, I'll point you at Denver's NBC affiliate for more information: Hostage situation ends after SWAT team rushes in, gunman killed.

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idemandjustice
Sep. 27th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
Ah, so they killed the gunman. Last I saw of it there were still two hostages and they hadn't gone in yet.

Why does this shit seem to happen in CO more than anywhere else?
oddharmonic
Sep. 27th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
Mom texted me around noon to watch the news when their school resource officer responded to Platte Canyon right before lunch. I didn't call her until I heard the brief story on the national news.

Why does this shit seem to happen in CO more than anywhere else?

Sometimes I think it's something in the water. Honestly, I have no idea.

When I was working on a Wikipedia article for a DFW-area high school, I stumbled across a site that had a fairly exhaustive database of school shootings and I spent a few hours reading through them.
jaymark108
Sep. 28th, 2006 01:03 am (UTC)
Forgive the Irreverence
The gunman played videogames, didn't he? DIDN'T HE?!
oddharmonic
Sep. 28th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
Re: Forgive the Irreverence
This is what happens when you let your kids play Katamari Damacy!

I held onto anger about the investigation of the Columbine shootings for a long time. Himself (my ex-husband) was under police surveillance for a few weeks afterward because his school flagged him as a dangerous anti-social gamer type and we got dogged by the police several times that summer.
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