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I am dismayed at some of your reactions to Mikhail Pivnev’s school attack in Russia. Unfortunately, it’s nothing new to laugh and call the shooter who didn’t kill anyone or only managed to kill himself a failure, a judgement most often targeted at Sebastian Bosse and Asa Coon, but I demand to know why such a mentality still exists within this community. One whose members are blatantly aware of the perils of bullying, either from research or personal experience, find it laughable a child was driven to the extreme, then wield the same insults against them as their tormentors because it wasn’t their intended outcome? Would the “loser’s” despair be validated once their body is strewn among those they gunned down? That would be an achievement?

Please consider in what cause your solidarity lies.


Asa Coon’s older brother regrets not being able to stop the shooting

Asa Coon’s older brother, Stephen Coon, 29, says he would have stopped his brother from going on a rampage at SuccessTech Academy in Cleveland, Ohio on October 10th, 2007 if Asa had only told him about the problems he was having. 

Stephen became aware of a police officer snapping a picture of his brother’s dead body that was circulating around the internet shortly after the shooting. He made a collect call from jail to inquire if the photo could be taken down. He didn’t understand how the internet works.

Stephen is a career criminal, and he was serving time in prison at the time of the shooting. He had been incarcerated for firing a weapon at his mother’s home. He says that he did not provide Asa with the weapons he used in the shooting, and does not know where they came from.

During an interview with a local paper Stephen’s voice cracked when asked if he was shocked to learn about the shooting and his brother’s death. He stated it really messed him up, and he didn’t go to the funeral. 

Stephen does not defend Asa’s actions that day, but he is unhappy with the media portraying his brother as a monster…

“My brother was not a nut. He had problems that we didn’t know about.”

Stephen is currently on APA probation because he was arrested again in 2010 for possession of a deadly weapon under detention. 

Asa Coon

‘Now what have you got to say to me?’

Date: October 10, 2007

Age: 14

School: SuccessTech Academy, Cleveland, OH

Killed: 0

Wounded: 4

Outcome: Suicide

Asa Coon was a bright, well-behaved boy living in horrendous circumstances - at home, at school, and in his neighborhood. Despite growing up amid violence, there are reports that Asa was often polite and ignored his peers’ harassment. Unfortunately, according to his Uncle, Coon’s intelligence made him a target of his peers.

Coon came from a broken home with a long history of significant dysfunction. his father lived in Florida; it is not know when he left the family. At age 4, Coon was the subject of a juvenile court neglect case. The home was described as having a yard littered with dog feces and debris and Coon often went to school with his face dirty, his clothes shabby, and his hair unkempt. In 2000, the Department of Children and Family Services investigated the home because Coon had scratches on his forehead and burns on his arms. It was difficult to asses the severity of the burns as they were covered with flea bites. It was alleged that Coon’s brother, Stephen, had burned him, but Coon would not tell what happened.

When Coon was twelve, he was charged with domestic violence for aggression towards his mother. Coon had several placements out of the home as his behavior deteriorated. He was sent to a shelter pending a placement in a detention center. While in the shelter he attempted suicide. After being placed in the detention facility he was sent to a psychiatric hospital.

A woman who volunteered at the school commented on Coon’s unkempt appearance: ‘Shabby shoes and raggedy coat - didn’t brush his hair, take a washcloth across his face, hair sticking up all over the place.’ She also said, ‘That child was tormented from all his classmates every single day.’ A friend of Coon’s said, ‘I ain’t justifying nothing… I ain’t saying he did the right thing, but I am saying he got pushed for a long time and asked people for help, help, help, help, but nobody helped.’

Adapted from ‘School Shooters’ by Peter Langman

Eric Harris age 18 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 17 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.

Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.

Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.

Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.

Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.

Mathew Miller, age 13, hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for 6 days.

Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.

Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.

A boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 had a Zoloft-induced seizure that caused an armed stand off at his school.

Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded..

A young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.

Andrew Golden, age 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people, killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others.

TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his class mates.

Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.

James Wilson, age 19, (various psychiatric drugs) from Breenwood, South Carolina, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school killing two young girls, and wounding seven other children and two teachers.

Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania

Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) – school shooting in El Cajon, California

Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.

Chris Shanahan, age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.

Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.

Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.

Kevin Rider, age 14, was withdrawing from Prozac when he died from a gunshot wound to his head. Initially it was ruled a suicide, but two years later, the investigation into his death was opened as a possible homicide. The prime suspect, also age 14, had been taking Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants.

Alex Kim, age 13, hung himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.

Diane Routhier was prescribed Welbutrin for gallstone problems. Six days later, after suffering many adverse effects of the drug, she shot herself.

Billy Willkomm, an accomplished wrestler and a University of Florida student, was prescribed Prozac at the age of 17. His family found him dead of suicide – hanging from a tall ladder at the family’s Gulf Shore Boulevard home in July 2002.

Kara Jaye Anne Fuller-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hung herself from a hook in her closet. Kara’s parents said “…. the damn doctor wouldn’t take her off it and I asked him to when we went in on the second visit. I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction to Paxil…”)

Gareth Christian, Vancouver, age 18, was on Paxil when he committed suicide in 2002,
(Gareth’s father could not accept his son’s death and killed himself.)

Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hung herself in her family’s detached garage.

Matthew Miller was 13 when he saw a psychiatrist because he was having difficulty at school. The psychiatrist gave him samples of Zoloft. Seven days later his mother found him dead, hanging by a belt from a laundry hook in his closet.

Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on Prozac, killed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kill.

Woody ____, age 37, committed suicide while in his 5th week of taking Zoloft. Shortly before his death his physician suggested doubling the dose of the drug. He had seen his physician only for insomnia. He had never been depressed, nor did he have any history of any mental illness symptoms.

A boy from Houston, age 10, shot and killed his father after his Prozac dosage was increased.

Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.”

Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary student, shot and killed 9 students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.

Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amounts of Xanax in his system.

Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen, age 18, had been taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School – then he committed suicide.
Asa Coon from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon was on Trazodone.

Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his
New York high school.

Missing from list… 3 of 4 known to have taken these same meds….

What drugs was Jared Lee Loughner on, age 21…… killed 6 people and injuring 14 others in Tuscon, Az

What drugs was James Eagan Holmes on, age 24….. killed 12 people and injuring 59 others in Aurora Colorado

What drugs was Jacob Tyler Roberts on, age 22, killed 2 injured 1, Clackamas Or

What drugs was Adam Peter Lanza on, age 20, Killed 26 and wounded 2 in Newtown Ct
Roberts is the only one that I haven’t heard about being on drugs of some kind. “

—  This is the last post John Noveske made on his Facebook page before he was killed

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