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School/University Shooter Voices
School/University Shooter Voices

Audio recordings of various school or university shooters. Note: Elliot Rodger isn’t necessarily a school/university shooter, as his attack was only on the campus, and three of his victims were stabbed to death, not shot.  Still fits into the theme, in my opinion.

In chronological order: Kip Kinkel (1998) - Dylan Klebold (†1999) - Eric Harris (†1999) - Seung-hui Cho (†2007) - Pekka-Eric Auvinen (†2007) - TJ Lane (2012) - Adam Lanza (†2012) - Elliot Rodger (†2014) - Dylann Roof (2015)

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Sienna Johnson, now 17, has been sentenced to up to five years in a juvenile detention facility and will face four years of supervised probation upon her release after pleading guilty to an adult felony count of menacing and one juvenile count of conspiracy to commit murder. Johnson planned an attack at Mountain Vista High School with her friend, Brooke Higgins, who received a three year sentence for her role in the shooting plot.

In the following brief audio clips of Johnson’s interview with police, you can hear her discuss how the Columbine shooting inspired plans of her own, and the moment they became real.

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  • me: wow i can't believe you guys are making me perform all of 21 chump street
  • my friends: we're really not
  • me: the plan was called Operation D- and one of the schools included in the plan was Park Vista Community High School, where a kid named Justin Laboy - thAT'S ME
What the Heck I Gotta Do?

*Justin Laboy (21 Chump Street) x Reader

*Summary: Reader is being questioned about what happened at Park Vista Community High School and tells the story of what happened when Naomi turned everything upside down.

*Warnings: As far as I know, none. Maybe some swearing, you never know with me.

*A/N: After promising it for forever, here’s that Justin Laboy fic! Anyways, there’s gonna be either three or four more parts after this, depending on how much I get done. Hopefully it’s not too difficult to differentiate what’s flashback and what’s going on in the questioning, but let me know if I should change it to make it an easier read. Feedback and other requests are always welcome!

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The perpetrator of the shootings was Robert A. Hawkins, 19 (May 17, 1988 – December 5, 2007). He was born in the Royal Air Force Lakenheath of Suffolk, England, to American parents Ronald Hawkins and Maribel “Molly” Rodriguez.

He was estranged from his parents and lived with two friends and their mother in a ranch-style house in the Quail Creek Neighborhood of Bellevue, a suburb 10 miles (16 km) south of Omaha. He was attending therapy sessions, taking medication and being hospitalized for depression by the time he was 6 years old.

Throughout most of his life, he and his family were plagued by his psychiatric problems. The day after he turned 14, he was sent to a mental health treatment center for threatening to kill his stepmother Candace Hawkins with an axe. Four months later, he became a ward of the State of Nebraska, which lasted nearly four years. He had undergone two psychiatric hospitalizations, and was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, an unspecified mood disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and parent-child relationship problems. His extensive treatments cost the state USD$265,000.

He attended Papillion-La Vista High School and later dropped out during his senior year in March 2006, but received a GED. Debora Maruca-Kovac, the owner of the house in which Hawkins lived, described him as “troubled”. She also stated that he was depressed over being fired from his job at McDonald’s, reportedly for stealing USD$17, and over separating from his girlfriend two weeks prior to the incident.

Hawkins was ticketed on November 24, 2007, for suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and two alcohol charges, one of which was underage possession of alcohol. He was due in court for an arraignment on December 19, 2007. According to local news sources, he threatened to kill a local teenager, because he thought she had stolen his CD player. He was also convicted as a juvenile of a felony drug conviction while in foster care in Omaha.

The Smoking Gun released a copy of Hawkins’ three-page suicide note which consisted of a note to his family, one to his friends, and his last will and testament, below which he signed his name and included his Social Security number. Initial news reports indicated that Hawkins wrote in his suicide note, “I’m going out in style;” however, the phrase does not appear on the publicly released document.

The day after the shooting, the Hawkins family released a statement expressing their condolences for the victims. On December 13, 2007, Hawkins’ mother issued a formal apology for Hawkins’ actions in an interview on Good Morning America.

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Following Brooke Higgins’ (top) guilty plea to one count each of first degree conspiracy to commit murder and first degree murder solicitation, her arrest affidavit has been unsealed and released, revealing details about her plan to commit a shooting at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with her friend, Sienna Johnson. After Higgins was advised by a mutual friend to talk to Johnson because they had the same interests, she approached Sienna in early December 2015 making a statement about shooting up the school, adding that she wasn’t kidding. Johnson, who had initially thought of targeting the school back in September, accepted the proposal, and the two 16-year-olds began planning their attack. The date of the shooting was decided as December 17, due to the trauma it would cause being so close to Christmas, but they later changed it to sometime between January and April 2016 because of their inability to access guns, which became their main area of planning. Sienna constructed a weapons list including five guns from the website Gunbroker and their price, as well as Molotov cocktails, and together they sought help from pawn shops and other online stores on how to obtain guns. Brooke also tried to employ the help of a friend to get them for her. In Sienna’s journal, she drew diagrams of the school, detailing the exits and noting which locations would be the busiest at what times, similar to those made by the Columbine shooters, both of whom were fond figures for the two girls. Johnson wrote that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were gods, while Higgins expressed she wished she could have committed the shooting with them and said everything in Eric Harris’ journal made sense to her, especially his desire to “be in charge, destroy and be impossible to kill.” Their plan to murder classmates and commit suicide was foiled after a tip was texted to the local sheriff’s office, and the two were arrested on December 12, 2015. Higgins accepted a stipulated prison sentence of three years at the state’s juvenile detention facility with her plea, and she will be officially sentenced in February, while Johnson continues to face prosecution. 

Desert Vista Controversy: The Inside View of a Black Student

Written by: Azelle Carter

On January 22, 2016 on senior picture day around 9:00 AM, six white girls at Desert Vista High School posed in a photo wearing letter print shirts spelling out “ni**er”. The original picture, organized by the school, was supposed to say “Best* Class* You’ve* Ever* Seen* Class* of * 2016”, but these students decided to turn the idea into something sick and twisted of their own.

The photo was originally posted on one of the students’ Snapchat stories until someone screenshotted it and shared the picture on Twitter. From that moment forward, the news spread like wildfire and the whole school was aware of the incident almost immediately. All six of the girls, the photographer, and the person who posted the photo were suspended for 5 days and the original post has been deleted, but it was too late; Desert Vista had gone viral in the worst way possible.

I personally discovered the news about two hours later, mainly because I don’t have a Twitter and most of the teachers prohibited us from talking about it. As a colored person attending Desert Vista, I often feel like I’m at a school similar to the one portrayed in the movie Dear White People; white students are quick to recite rap lyrics, mock all black people including their black friends, and utilize the n-word (both versions of the term) on a daily basis. I figured it was only a matter of time before some their ignorant actions would come to light, but I never expected it to gain so much attention.

While Desert Vista does have Asians, Caribbean and African-American students, the population is predominantly white. I have been at Desert Vista for about three years now, and even as an eighth grader I wasn’t very enthusiastic about coming here. I’d heard about the racist incidents that had happened there and the slurs people would say even before I came to the school. And while those never became mainstream, I never doubted that they had occurred. Being the new kid, everyone was curious about me after they got over their fear of the presence of the tall black girl.  After I was no longer “the new girl” people treated me like I was a diseased monkey they stayed away, made fun of my appearance, and continued to assault me with stereotypes. Needless to say, I wanted to sprint back to my old school like I was flash.

Coming back to the present, the actions of these young ladies is not at all surprising and watching my white classmates (some whom I know for a fact have used the n-word) say that they are “shocked at their actions” or claim “that doesn’t happen at DV” is even more infuriating, not to mention how hilarious some seemed to think it was. Being a black student, of course people ran to me for an opinion and certain responses to it were met with defensive remarks on behalf of the girls such as “it would have been different if they were black kids”, “it was just a stupid joke”, “it’s being blown out of proportion” or “they didn’t mean any harm.” But students at Desert Vista, even some of the black kids who use the word on a daily basis, do not realize how harmful that word is (or even just don’t care).

One of my fellow classmates, who chooses to remain anonymous, actually thinks that the story is getting way more publicity than necessary. “They’ve gotten enough punishment from their friends, family, and school. They don’t need it from the rest of the world. I am not as angry as a lot of people and I do have some sympathy for them. They are teenage girls who made a big mistake in high school and they learned their lesson from public humiliation. They don’t deserve to be bullied online and they damn sure don’t deserve all of the death threats that they received.”

As a black student, my classmate does not feel offended by the n-word, and has “never heard or been called that in my five years of living in Ahwatukee.” She stands by her opinion that the girls only made a high school mistake, and that their actions do not represent the majority of the senior class at our school.

As of today, the rumor still stands that the girls have lost it all, but their five-day suspension is said to be an inadequate punishment. Even Desert Vista itself has been disgraced, and many believe that the school will fall from its Division-1 rank. Due to shootings and bomb threats, the students are unsure if we will be returning to school on Monday. Our predominantly black rival school, Mountain Point, have been calling our school in outrage non-stop and even attempted to protest. Students are resorting to violence, some even getting into a physical altercation during an on-camera interview.

Unlike my white peers, I have been called that word walking around my community and I’ve heard it in school a lot. Due to my personal relationship and history with the word, I have a different perspective on it and see it differently than many of my peers do. All I ask, to Desert Vista students and everyone else, is that you stop using the word. Even black students should not use the word in school, since saying it in front of and around your white friends makes them feel entitled to say it too. Whether we like it or not ignorant racist fools are going to say what they want, but our brothers and sisters are being harassed, beaten, raped and killed on a daily basis. It’s up to us to protect our own.  

make-america-punk-again  asked:

Seriously considering moving to the San Diego/Vista area after high school but ??? I live in Oregon where it's definitely Not Hot. Pros and cons of the area?

Pros - the weather, beach, people (if you know where to go), me, excellent Mexican food, hillcrest, awesome music, cultural diversity etc .

Cons - cost of living, we don’t really have seasons so you never know what time of the year it is, parking, crazy drivers….

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Seniors at Desert Vista High School in AZ thought it’d be funny to have a racial slur on their t shirts. ABC news wrote an article in regards to this and covered their identities but Twitter wasn’t having any of that bullshit. This is white privilege at its finest.

soooo all of my teachers are talking about how bad they feel for the desert vista girls and one boy even referred to one of them as “an innocent little girl” an innocent little girl wouldn’t have done that. they’re talking about how they lost scholarships and won’t be able to get a job in the future and how sad it is and to “be careful why you put online” and “there really is a difference with the spelling” and it really pisses me of because they’re not innocent and they deserve to be expelled. over 200 kids have dropped out of desert vista since Friday! that
means over 200 kids and their parents didn’t feel comfortable continuing their education in that environment. it’s disgusting and they deserve everything they’re getting.

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Expel Desert Vista High School students and fire principal for anti-black t-shirt slur
Arizona has been stricken with another blatant expression of racism and ignorance. Six students at Desert Vista High School were a part of a larger group of students that adorned shirts with letters to spell out a celebratory slogan for the school year. The six students in question pulled ranks to spell out NI**ER on their own, smiling gleefully to pose for an instagram picture. Their punishment was 5-days suspension. This hurtful use of a racial slur is a complete disregard for the dignity of the black community in Arizona and across the nation and the punishment does not fit the total ignorance and cruelty of the crime. We demand the resignation of the school's principal, Christine Barela, immediately for deeming this 5-day vacation from school an acceptable punishment. The six girls in question need to be expelled from the high school and its district to understand the gravity of their actions to the fullest. These expressions of racism will not be tolerated any longer.