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OBAMACSI.COM: If news reports and government propaganda are to be believed, a massive school terror attack is coming America's way in the near future. In the recent terror drill Operation Mountain Guardian, 2 schools in the Denver area were chosen as locations that would be "terrorists" would attack. Prior to another Columbine tragedy occurring in America, the original Columbine case must be re-examined and re-investigated. Once the witness accounts of that day are analyzed, it is clear that Columbine, like 9/11, was a government operation. Avoiding a future Columbine is possible once the true perpetrators of these types of terror events are exposed.


1. Breaking News: School Terror: Recent news regarding schools may indicate that a terror attack is imminent. A Virginia Tech type shooter is on the loose, a dead body has turned up at an Ohio university, 10 schools including a university in South Carolina were been locked down due to a manhunt for a suspected gunman, and a former student at a North Carolina university who was seen carrying an AK-47 style rifle on campus was shot by police.

2. The "Perfect Day" Scenario: While working for CNN, Glenn Beck made famous the "Perfect Day" scenario which involves a bloody terror plot in which schools and/or school buses are attacked by terrorists at "5" different location on the same day. Beck hosted a number of security and governmental officials during his CNN TV special which confirmed that the "Perfect Day" scenario not a matter of if, but when. Allegedly, "Muslim extremists" have been planning this attack for years and have already performed a "dry run" in Florida.

3. School Terror Propaganda: Information allegedly found in Iraq regarding American schools has been disseminated as propaganda that Arabs are plotting to attack American children. A Muslim cleric has also allegedly stated that children are allowed to be targeted in terror attacks. Since 9/11, various forms of school terror propaganda have been disseminated yearly indicating the school terror card is being groomed for the "perfect day".

4. The School Bus Terror Threat:
17 school buses have allegedly gone missing in Houston, Texas, and may resurface in other locations around America with explosives already sewn into the underbelly of the buses. This exact terror scenario was used on July 7, 2005, when the London double-decker buses targeted in the 7/7 terror attacks clearly showed signs that the explosion came from underneath the floor of the bus rather than by a bomb carried onto the bus by a Muslim passenger. In Glenn Beck's "Perfect Day Scenario", Beck stated that the buses "could be filled with explosives".

5. School Terror Drills: Starting shortly after the Columbine terror attacks, terror drills have become a regularity in schools throughout America. These drills serve two purposes: Terrorize American children and provide cover for future false-flag terror attacks. The truth about governmental drills is they are rarely done on locations that are not a future "target", and you never know when the terror drills will go live.

6. School Terror Plots & Patsies: A large amount of school terror plots and apparent patsies have surfaced since the Columbine tragedy. While some of the plots and suspects appear to be misdirected young men, most appear to be ripped from a comic book. These individuals, while portrayed in the media as legitimate, are usually caught with plastic guns, scribbled manifestos, and grandiose schemes that are almost impossible to bring into reality. Nonetheless, these cases are used as ammunition by the government and the media to further terrorize America, push gin legislation, conduct school terror drills, and introduce new police state measures into school security. 

7. The Columbine Massacre: The tragedy known as the Columbine Massacre is even more tragic once it is understood that the event was planned and executed by U.S. governmental agencies. This is evidenced by the 60 witnesses that have gone on record stating that the shooters WERE NOT Derick Harris Dylan Klebold. Other events surrounding the tragedy shows that more than 2 shooters were in the school that day and that governmental agencies were in and around the school prior to the shooting. 




1. BREAKING NEWS: SCHOOL TERROR


OBAMACSI.COM: Recent news regarding schools may indicate that a terror attack is imminent. A Virginia Tech type shooter is on the loose, a dead body has turned up at an Ohio university, 10 schools including a university in South Carolina were been locked down due to a manhunt for a suspected gunman, and a former student at a North Carolina university who was seen carrying an AK-47 style rifle on campus was shot by police.


Title:
Authorities in Pennsylvania Search For Student Accused Of Making 'Virginia Tech' Threat
Date: October 22, 2011
Source: Fox News

Abstract: Authorities in Pennsylvania are searching for a university student who allegedly made a threat on Twitter to kill classmates in a reference to the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

All Saturday activities at Pennsylvania State University-Beaver in Center Township, Pa. -- about 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh -- were canceled as state police and the FBI searched for 21-year-old Michael Dewight Mollett.

"We decided to take the precautionary step of closing the campus for classes and activities today," Chancellor Gary Keefer said in a statement on the university's website. "We have alerted all students and staff, and are asking them to avoid campus today. We also are asking any students who can go home for the weekend to do so."

Posts from late Thursday on a Twitter account apparently belonging to Mollett, who identifies himself as a point guard on the school's basketball team, make reference to "creepin tonight," people being "scared as hell" and having a "VT day," an apparent reference to the April 2007 massacre of 32 people at Virginia Tech University by student gunman Seung-Hui Cho, who later turned his gun on himself.

Mollett is wanted on charges of harassment and making terroristic threats.

He was arrested by Penn State Beaver campus police last month on charges of misdemeanor indecent assault and defiant trespass. He has previously been charged with receiving stolen property, reckless driving and fleeing an officer.

Mollett's mother, Pamela Lawton, told KDVA-TV on Friday that he has "emotional problems" but she has "never known him to be violent" (Fox News, 2011).




Title: Two In Custody After Girl Shot In Neck At Cumberland High School
Date: October 24, 2011
Source: WRAL News

Abstract:
Two teens were taken into custody Monday after a 15-year-old girl was seriously wounded in a shooting at Cape Fear High School near Fayetteville, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Cape Fear students Ta'Von McLaurin,18, and a 15-year-old suspect whose name was not released were being interviewed by investigators Monday night, but had not been formally charged.

Cumberland County Sheriff Earl "Moose" Butler said Monday night he was confident that both students were involved and that they would definitely be charged once investigators finished interviewing them.

Catilyn Abercrombie was in stable condition following surgery at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center after being struck in the neck by a bullet while standing in the breezeway outside the school's cafeteria. Earlier in the afternoon, she was listed in serious condition, but was able to nod and shake her head in response to questions from investigators and her family.

A .22-caliber rifle was found inside the school building and a shell casing was found outside the breezeway doors, Butler said. Only one shot was fired.

Investigators do not believe that Abercrombie was targeted, but Butler said they did not know why the shooting happened (WRAL, 2011).



Title:
Ten South Carolina Schools Locked Down For Manhunt
Date: October 27, 2011
Source:
Fox News

Abstract: Ten schools have been locked down in Greenville while police search for a man who fired at an officer in a nearby apartment complex.

Police Chief Terri Wilfong says someone fired at an officer near a Greenville school around 10 a.m. Friday.

Wilfong says the officer checking on a suspicious license tag went to an apartment complex and someone began firing at her. The officer returned fire.

She was not hit.

Several dozen officers are involved in the search.

Elementary and high schools and Greenville Technical College have been locked down during the manhunt (Fox News, 2011).




Title: Campus Police Shoot Gunman At North Carolina University
Date: November 6, 2011
Source: Fox News

Abstract: A former student at a North Carolina university who was seen carrying an AK-47 style rifle on campus was shot by police Saturday before being taken into custody and charged.

Rashaad Gardner was charged with assault by pointing a gun, possession of a weapon on state educational property and going armed to the terror of the people, WAVY reported.

Campus police on patrol at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, N.C., about 50 miles south of Norfolk, Va., saw students running from part of the campus and saying they had seen a man with a rifle, Police Chief Samuel Beamon said.

An alert posted on the college's website said gunshots were fired on campus shortly after 2:30 a.m. local time Saturday.

The campus was put on lockdown during the incident. Officers saw Gardner wielding an AK-47 style rifle, and he was shot in the leg by an officer during a confrontation.

Gardner fled into a wooded area near the campus while still armed, Beamon said. University police contacted the Elizabeth City Police Department, which dispatched officers and a K-9 unit to locate him.

Gardner was apprehended at 3:28 a.m. local time and taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

He was being held Sunday in the Albermarle District Jail on $50,000 bond (Fox News, 2011).



Title:
Cops Investigate Bomb Threat At Penn State
Date:
November 12, 2011
Source:
USA Today

Abstract: Police investigated a bomb threat before today's Penn State-Nebraska game in State College, Pa., according to ESPN. Reporter Lisa Salters said on College GameDay that police used bomb-sniffing dogs to investigate an anonymous tip of a bomb at Beaver Stadium that turned out to be false Saturday morning.

The police and search dogs found nothing. Penn State issued an all-clear text alert once the coast was clear, Salters said. The atmosphere around Beaver Stadium has been noticeably subdued this morning, said the former Penn State student, with empty parking spaces where tailgaters would usually be partying.

The bomb threat, and the school's promise of strict security around today's game, combined to create a somber pre-game atmosphere, said Salters. The shocking revelatations of sexual abuse criminal charges against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandudky and the firing of Joe Paterno has left the campus shell-shocked, said Salters on ESPNU.

One tailgater told her that, given everything that's gone on the past week, perhaps some students "don't feel like partying" (USA Today, 2011).



Title:
Gunmen Rob Students In College Dorm Room In North Carolina
Date: November 13, 2011
Source: Fox News

Abstract: Police in North Carolina were investigating Sunday after two students were robbed by several gunmen in a dorm room at Fayetteville State University.

WRAL-TV reported four to six men with guns knocked on a dorm room door at around 2:00am local time, university spokesman Jeff Womble said. When the two students answered, a physical altercation ensued.

Shots were fired, damaging some furniture in the room, but no one was struck. The two students were injured during the altercation, Womble said.

One of the students was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition, and the other was treated at the scene.

The gunmen stole about $500 in cash, a debit card, a computer and clothes.

Fayetteville State University Police are investigating the incident with assistance from the Fayetteville Police Department.

It was not immediately known if the armed robbery was related to a shooting Saturday night at a restaurant near the Fayetteville campus.

A gunman entered the restaurant at around 7:00pm Saturday and fired four shots at customers before fleeing the scene. No one was injured.

No arrests have been made in either incident (Fox News, 2011).



Title:
Police: ECU Lockdown Prompted By Man With Umbrella
Date: November 16, 2011
Source: Fox 8 News

Abstract: East Carolina University was placed on lockdown for several hours Wednesday morning after when a man's umbrella was mistaken for an assault rifle.

Greenville police said during an afternoon press conference that a man carrying an umbrella prompted the lockdown shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to WNCT.

In the fourth and final alert issued on the university's website at 12:52 p.m., officials said the lockdown had been lifted.

"ECU Officials have determined that the situation has ended and that there is no threat to campus. Officials have declared the situation ALL CLEAR."

University spokeswoman Mary Schulken said the residence halls and other buildings were secure as campus and county police swept the immediate area for a suspect.

The report came in shortly after 10 a.m. that a man with a gun was spotted on 5th Street, a busy thoroughfare through the heart of campus.

Officials posted updates to the university's website and through social media.

Buildings were checked and cleared by police systematically, with students being released to buses or relocated (Fox 8 News, 2011).




2. THE "PERFECT DAY" SCENARIO


OBAMACSI.COM: While working for CNN, Glenn Beck made famous the "Perfect Day" scenario which involves a bloody terror plot in which schools and/or school buses are attacked by terrorists at "5" different location on the same day. Beck hosted a number of security and governmental officials during his CNN TV special which confirmed that the "Perfect Day" scenario not a matter of if, but when. Allegedly, "Muslim extremists" have been planning this attack for years and have already performed a "dry run" in Florida.



Title: The ‘Perfect Day’ And Our Terrorist Opponents’ Possible Plans For Future Attacks
Date: Winter 2010
Source: Law Enforcement Column

Abstract:
The Sepoy Mutiny in India, in 1857, is an example of a Perfect Day. This was a spontaneous uprising by Muslims (and Hindus), with everyone giving the British their “best shot.” Nannies killed the kids, cooks poisoned the food, and shop owners murdered the British ladies as they came into the shop. And soldiers (sometimes complete units) killed their British officers and then used their weapons to attack the British.

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The current politically correct term for the Sepoy Mutiny is “The First Indian Rebellion.” (You can look it up on Wikipedia, where the event has been completely PC filtered and revised.) The First Indian Rebellion is, to them, George Washington, Abe Lincoln, and the Alamo all rolled into one. And 99% of Westerners have never heard about it. In their dreams and fond imaginations, this is what will happen across all of the “Crusader nations” who are in Afghanistan.

Pick a day, and everyone gives it their best shot. If just one in 1,000 of the Islamic people in our nations answer the call to Jihad, it will still be thousands of attackers... Some will opt for a “John Muhammad/Malvo,” whacking people from the trunks of cars, others for a Virginia Tech lone gunman in the school. Others will attack school buses, nannies will kill the kids, clerks will kill customers, cooks (in the elementary school?) will poison the Kool-aid, etc., etc. The enemy thinks big, and we—with wishful
thinking compounded by ignorance of their history—keep thinking small. The goal of this Perfect Day, in addition to terror, is
to make us imprison (intern) our Islamic populations (as we did to the Japanese in WWII), thus making this a “war against
Islam” instead of the current war against terrorist groups and Islamist fundamentalists.

The idea of the Perfect Day goes way back in their culture. Look at the Book of Esther in the Bible. It takes place in Iran (ancient Persia), where the Jews are in captivity. Haman gets permission to kill all the Jews on a certain day. The whole book is about how they turned that around and killed all of Haman’s people on that day.

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This is the terrorists’ dream. Our goal is to prevent it through careful study and understanding of their history and culture,
assimilation (the French are an excellent example of what not to do in this area), and—most importantly—deterrence and detection, which is what I teach in my classes. The enemy can be deterred! They fear one thing: They fear failure! They are not
afraid to die; some of them want to die. But they desperately do not want to die for nothing! And our goal is to win a battle
in the minds of millions of potential terrorists in our nation, who are asking the key questions: Can I succeed? Can I get a
body count?

The key question we should ask is, Why don’t they do this to Israel? The answer is that the terrorists would love to! But Israel
is an armed society. The terrorist is largely deterred from this action by Israel’s level of preparation. Until we reach the level of
armed citizenry represented by Israel (and the sooner the better!) we are very vulnerable to this kind of attack. In particular, we can see that states like Illinois and Wisconsin (the only two states with absolutely no concealed carry for anyone, anyhow, ever), or California, Massachusetts, and others (with very stringent and limited concealed-carry laws) are the most likely targets for this kind of attack.

The time may come when, like Israel, we need armed riders on every school bus and armed guards in every school and every day-care center. And the only way that we can do so is, like Israel, to depend on armed citizens and armed teachers to
protect their children. The millions of Americans who are buying guns are not foolish. I would submit that they are doing the one thing that individual citizens can do, and that is to arm themselves. This is America. When faced with a threat, we don’t take away rights; we give you more rights! But with rights come responsibilities. We give you the right to purchase and carry weapons,
and you have the responsibility to train with these weapons! (Law Enforcement Column, 2010).




2. SCHOOL TERROR PROPAGANDA


Information allegedly found in Iraq regarding American schools has been disseminated as propaganda that Arabs are plotting to attack American children. A Muslim cleric has also allegedly stated that children are allowed to be targeted in terror attacks. Since 9/11, various forms of school terror propaganda have been disseminated yearly indicating the school terror card is being groomed for the "perfect day".


Title: Cleric Supports Targeting Children
Date: September 5, 2004
Source: Telegraph

Abstract: An extremist Islamic cleric based in Britain said yesterday that he would support hostage-taking at British schools if carried out by terrorists with a just cause.

Omar Bakri Mohammed, the spiritual leader of the extremist sect al-Muhajiroun, said that holding women and children hostage would be a reasonable course of action for a Muslim who has suffered under British rule.

In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Mr Mohammed said: "If an Iraqi Muslim carried out an attack like that in Britain, it would be justified because Britain has carried out acts of terrorism in Iraq.

"As long as the Iraqi did not deliberately kill women and children, and they were killed in the crossfire, that would be okay."

Mr Mohammed, 44, who lives in Edmonton, north London, but is originally from Syria, also claimed that the Chechen rebels were not responsible for the deaths of more than 350 people - at least half of them children - who are so far known to have died in Beslan.

"The Mujahideen [Chechen rebels] would not have wanted to kill those people, because it is strictly forbidden as a Muslim to deliberately kill women and children. It is the fault of the Russians," he said.

The father of seven came to Britain in 1985 after being deported from Saudi Arabia because of his membership of a banned group. He has since been given leave by the Home Office to remain in Britain for five years but the Government is reviewing his status.

He gave an interview yesterday to promote a "celebratory" conference in London next Saturday to commemorate the third anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

Andrew Dismore, the Labour MP for Hendon, was infuriated by Mr Mohammed's comments. "That sounds to me like incitement and I will report him to Scotland Yard," he said. "It is an insult to most moderate Muslims, who are sick of people like this claiming to represent them" (Telegraph, 2004).



Title:
Gov't: Terrorists Could Target School Food
Date: June 6, 2005
Source: Fox News

Abstract: The government has been looking at the possibility of terrorists targeting food destined for school cafeterias, a federal food safety official said Monday.

"The school lunch program is particularly vulnerable," said Carol Maczka, an administrator within the Agriculture Department's Food Safety Inspection Service.

Maczka, speaking to the annual conference of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, offered no evidence of specific threats to school lunches.

She said her office has studied the vulnerability of three products: milk, spaghetti sauce and egg substitutes. Currently, officials are looking at how a popular lunchroom staple, chicken nuggets, may be susceptible to tampering.

Federal officials have distributed a food safety checklist to school lunch providers, who must show evidence of a food safety plan, Maczka said.

She said vulnerabilities noted in the supply chain were classified, but that changes had been made to improve safety.

The Association of Food and Drug Officials conference, in its 109th year, focuses primarily on food safety and security. Aside from bioterrorism, speakers touched on other threats, from risks from imported foods to nuclear attacks and animal diseases such as avian flu (Fox News, 2005).



Title: Terrorists - Coming To A School Near You 
Date: April 2, 2007
Source: WND

Abstract: Authorities fear the school massacre that shook Russia a few years ago may be a dress rehearsal for what al-Qaida plans to do in America – only on a grander scale, launching multiple school attacks simultaneously across the country.

In 2004, Chechen terrorists associated with al-Qaida seized a school building in Beslan, Russia, and slaughtered 338, including 172 children.

Three years later, schools and local police in this country are still unprepared to deal with such an assault, experts warn. Most don't have response plans for handling a single active shooter, let alone a cell of trained terrorists launching a large-scale attack.

Yet terror cells secreted inside America may be planning to use buses, as well as other vehicles and methods, as a Trojan horse to infiltrate school campuses and massacre students and teachers.

The FBI and Homeland Security Department last month distributed a bulletin to law enforcement across the country warning that Muslims with "ties to extremist groups" are signing up to be school bus drivers. They also noted "recent suspicious activity" by foreigners who either drive school buses or are licensed to drive them.

"The enemy is infiltrating us at all levels, and certainly school bus drivers are one area to look at," warned retired Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, president of Killology Research Group, an anti-terror consultancy that trains the FBI and other law enforcement. "And how about high school, middle school and elementary school cafeteria workers? Janitors? Delivery people?"

Grossman says some school district security officials he works with have expressed concerns about some of the Muslim employees schools are hiring.

"But no one dares profile them," he told WND.

"Islamic terrorists are already in place in the U.S. and, yes, that includes bus drivers, cafeteria workers and also airport workers," added Grossman, a former Army Ranger and West Point professor.

Floor plans for schools in Virginia, Texas and New Jersey have been recovered from terrorist hands in Iraq, he notes. Videotapes confiscated in Afghanistan show al-Qaida terrorists practicing the takeover of a school.

Simultaneous attacks on schools in multiple states would follow Osama bin Laden's goal of crippling the U.S. economy. If multiple schools were hit, Grossman says, parents would drop out of the work force en masse to protect their children. A prolonged labor disruption would cost businesses billions of dollars in lost revenue.

The 9/11 mastermind now in custody at Gitmo recently suggested al-Qaida may be targeting school children. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed said in his confession before a military tribunal that while he may not like killing kids, they're fair game in jihad. He claims U.S. forces bombed and killed the children of bin Laden's top deputy, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, and arrested and "abused" his own children.

According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, an al-Qaida spokesman has claimed Muslims have the right to kill up to 2 million American children in retaliation for Muslim children killed in Muslim lands.

"Osama bin Laden has promised that what has happened in (Beslan) Russia will happen to us many times over," Grossman said. "And Osama tries very hard never to lie to us."

Experts say terrorist cells are aided by many facilitators inside American cities who canvass targets and perform other logistics for such attacks.

"They are in the U.S., in all aspects of life, including the schools – and not just as bus drivers," Grossman said. "And American school children may pay the price," if schools and local law enforcement fail to implement counterterror plans.

Recent events come on top of several other school bus-related incidents involving Mideast men that raise suspicion of terror activity.

They include last year's surprise boarding of a school bus in Tampa, Fla., by two Saudi men dressed in trench coats. Authorities suspect they were making a dry run to see how easy it would be to hijack or blow up a school bus filled with innocent American students.

Previously, an Arab man from Detroit was caught trying to obtain a job as a school bus driver in New York using fake Social Security documents.

Experts also worry about terrorists operating independently of al-Qaida. "There are many lone wolves and self-starters out there who could attack at any time," Grossman warned.

Muslim gunman Sulejman Talovic was loaded for bear in February when he opened fire on shoppers in a Salt Lake City mall. He was armed with a shotgun, a .38 pistol and a backpack full of ammunition. He killed five and would have kept killing if an alert off-duty police officer hadn't returned fire and helped stop him.

If the 18-year-old Bosnian immigrant had targeted his old high school in a similar rampage, the number of body bags would have been horrific, experts say. Such a scenario is local law enforcement's worst nightmare, because school resource officers, or SROs, are ill-equipped to handle such assaults.

Homeland security consultants recommend arming all SROs and training them in SWAT tactics to repel such attackers.

"The time may come when that one cop will have to keep several adults at bay, preventing them from prosecuting their assault plan on our kids until support arrives," said John Giduck, president of Archangel Group, an antiterror training service.

Recent attacks on children in schools in Athens, Ga., Bailey, Co., Red Lake, Minn., and Nickel Mines, Penn., occurred in the absence of armed SROs.

"We can't think that Columbine will be the worst tactical circumstances our SROs will face," warned Giduck, author of "Terror at Beslan: A Russian Tragedy with Lessons for America's Schools" (WND,2007).



Title: And Now Kids, Let’s Mastermind A Terrorist Attack
Date: May 11, 2009
Source: Russia Today

Abstract: 9th grade students in Colorado, U.S. were asked to plot an act of terrorism in history class. Parents are outraged, with one calling the assignment “ludicrous."

More than 110 students in Pueblo Country High School received a project to in two minutes come up with a plot for a terrorist attack, reported TheDenverChannel.com.

The class was supposed to teach the student about terrorism. The teacher explained that the project was to illustrate a terror attack plotted by a foreign government against the United States.

Having learned about her daughter's school assignment, Gini Fischer was outraged:

"To ask them to use their creative energies to come up with a plot for an act of terrorism is very ludicrous," Fischer was quoted.

Students could have misinterpreted the assignment, said local educational authorities.

Usually, if student illustrates a possible act of terrorism, they are expelled from the school.

All the assignments have been collected from the students and destroyed (Russia Today, 2009).



Title:
School Terror Threat – “Jihad Boom” Postcards With Threatening Cartoon Sent To Nine Schools
Date: Sepetember 17, 2009
Source: National Terror Alert (DHS)

Abstract: Investigators in Marion County, Fla., are searching for the author of nine postcards sent to different schools on the same day, with the words ‘Jihad-Boom” and cartoons drawn by hand, of a building being blown up with people inside.

Investigators released the postcards with the threatening drawings on them Monday in hopes of generating leads in the case. Officials said that the postcards are made up of various and traditional themes, and each one has a distinctive hand-drawn cartoon on it. Several of the threats arrived on postcards featuring Walt Disney World. Detectives said the threat-maker crossed his or her No. 7s and attached a suffix to the address. Six of the nine postcards spell the word “Jihad” correctly, while the others are incorrect.

The U.S. Postal Service said that the postcards were all mailed to the schools from the Ocala-Gainesville mailing district before the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. A $10,000 reward has been issued to anyone who provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for using the postal service to mail the threatening postcards to schools (National Terror Alert (DHS), 2009).



Title:
The Terrorist Threat To Our Schools Pt. 1
Date: September 17, 2009
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Secrity

Abstract: Some time after 9/11, several pieces of an elaborate puzzle came together for the first time and created a stunning picture of the complex planning that went into the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Unfortunately, those pieces came together much too late.

Over the past couple of years, National Terror Alert has featured several seemingly unrelated news events and stories, all with a common thread… A potential terrorist threat to our nations children and schools.

With each news story it appears that the planning of a new attack, one with potentially horrific consequences, could be in the works. We’ll let you decide for yourself.

Could all of these stories amount to nothing more than incredible coincidence? Certainly, but there are several elements of 9/11 that prior to the attack would have also been attributed to the same and we are all too familiar with the end result.

Later this week we will feature a follow-up post that will show you what steps you can take to keep yourself, your family and your school safe.

One word of caution… Don’t allow yourself to dismiss certain stories because of their age (3-4 years). al Qaeda is known for having operational planning windows varying up to 5 or 6 years. They are patient and methodical in their planning. Several reports related to Beslan indicate that terrorists may have actually been involved in the construction of the school, years earlier.

The Beslan Massacre

On September 1, 2004, Beslan’s Secondary School Number One was taken over by Islamist Chechen terrorists. 1200 adults and children were taken hostage on what was supposed to be an exciting first day of school. When the siege ended 3 days later, 344 were dead, including 186 children. Hundreds more were wounded.

Think It Won’t Happen Here…

We cannot and should not underestimate the threat, or worse yet, falsely believe the danger doesn’t exist. In intelligence circles, many fear that the Beslan massacre may only have been a dress rehearsal for what al-Qaeda plans to do in America but on a much larger scale, launching multiple school attacks simultaneously across the country.

Several of you have emailed to say that you don’t believe terrorists would consider targeting our children and/or schools. Response: The facts simply don’t support that position.

Cleric Supports Taking Children Hostage

In 2004, one extremist Islamic cleric based in Britain said that he would support hostage-taking at British schools if carried out by terrorists with a just cause. Omar Bakri Mohammed, the spiritual leader of the extremist sect al-Muhajiroun, said that holding women and children hostage would be a reasonable course of action for a Muslim who has suffered under British rule.

Permission to Take The Lives of 2 Million American Children

Al-Qaeda spokesman Suleiman Abu Gheith, originally from Kuwait, posted a three-part article titled “In the Shadow of the Lances” on the website of the Center for Islamic Research and Studies, in 2004. He said, “We have not reached parity with them. We have the right to kill 4 million Americans – 2 million of them children – and to exile twice as many and wound and cripple hundreds of thousands”.

This story was covered in several newspapers across the country, including The Boston Globe.

And It’s More Than Just words.

Al Qaeda Video Shows Mock Siege of An American School

In 2001 videos were seized in Afghanistan, depicting a mock al-Qaeda siege of schools. The New York Post said at the time, that the al-Qaida tapes include the rehearsed shooting of schoolchildren and the taking of hostages.

The location was an abandoned school in Mir Bach Kot, Afghanistan, north of Kabul, a hotbed of al-Qaeda activity before the U.S. and allied forces ousted the Taliban.

This video clip was reportedly part of eight hours of footage obtained from a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan. The source that provided it to explained that it shows terrorists training for a school takeover operation.

Iraqi Insurgent In Possession of Computer Disk With Detailed Information On The Emergency Plans For 6 U.S. Schools

Jump ahead to October 2004. Schools in six states were notified that information had been uncovered by the U.S. military in Baghdad that a man described as an Iraqi insurgent involved in anti-coalition activities had been captured and was in possession of computer discs with downloaded school floor plans and safety and security information about elementary and high schools in the six states, according to officials.

School officials in Fort Myers, Fla.; Salem, Ore.; Gray, Ga.; Birch Run, Mich.; two towns in New Jersey; and two towns in California have been told to increase security in light of the discovery.

FBI Issues Warning To Schools

The information found on the insurgent was considered serious enough for the FBI to issue this warning.

The warning asked schools and administrators to be on the lookout for the following:

  1. Interest in obtaining site plans for schools, bus routes and attendance lists.

  2. Prolonged “static surveillance” by people disguised as panhandlers, shoe shiners, newspaper or flower vendors or street sweepers not previously seen in the area.

  3. Observations of security drills.

  4. People staring at or quickly looking away from employees or vehicles as they enter or leave parking areas.

  5. Foot surveillance of campuses involving individuals working together.

School Bus Terrorism

The threat to school buses however is not new, the first warning of a possible terror attack on a school bus came in October of 2004, shortly after the discovery of the discs in Iraq.

We covered the story here:

Terror alert issued to Arizona school bus drivers

Department of Public Safety authorities have put school bus drivers from around the state on a heightened state of alert regarding the possibility of terrorist activity, including those in Payson, Pine and Tonto Basin.

So how difficult would it be for a terrorist to get their hands on a school bus?

We found this one for sale yesterday on a popular online auction site. Looking at the number of completed auctions, it’s fairly easy to purchase one and there’s a number of them available at any given time.

Extremists Sign Up to Become School Bus Drivers

Fast forward to March of this year and reports of extremists attempting obtain jobs as school bus drivers and to also purchase school buses.

In a bulletin issued by the FBI and read to the Associated Press, the public was informed that members of extremist groups were signing up to become bus drivers.

The bulletin, parts of which were read to The Associated Press, did not say how often foreign extremists have sought to acquire licenses to drive school buses, or where.

It noted “recent suspicious activity” by foreigners who either drive school buses or are licensed to drive them, according to a counter-terror official.

Foreigners under recent investigation include “some with ties to extremist groups” who have been able to “purchase buses and acquire licenses,” the bulletin says.

Atlas Shrugs added more details to the story.

There is a very important fact that is not getting the attention it needs in the Extremists Driving School Buses in the USA story, the general impression all the news commentators have is that the ‘extremists” are just getting school bus drivers licenses to work for a school, no they are buying the school buses for as little as $1,205.00 see repo bus sales in the last 48 hours at the bottom of this report.!

Read her article on Extremists Buying School Buses

School Bus Terrorism Dry Run?

In June of 2006, we caught our first glimpse of just how soft our public school buses are as targets. Two men from Saudi Arabia were arrested after they boarded a public school bus taking students to Wharton High School. Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20, both of Tampa, were charged with trespassing on school grounds as unlawful riders on a school bus.

Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch asked several important questions.

I think it’s plausible that someone who doesn’t know America very well might mistake a school bus for a public bus. But why was one of them wearing a trench coat, in May, in Tampa, Florida? Why did they keep changing their story about why they wanted to go to the school? And why did they originally say they were from Morocco instead of admitting they were Saudis? And why has their bail been revoked if this were just a case of boarding the wrong bus?

Gov’t: Terrorists Could Target School Food

As if this weren’t enough, remember back in 2005 when the government warned that they were looking at the possibility of terrorists targeting food destined for school cafeterias.

2000 Missing School Bus Radios

In a Superintendent’s Bulletin dated March 23, 2005, district superintendents were informed of a series of school bus two-way radio thefts that were currently being perpetrated throughout California. More than 2,000 school bus digital two-way radios have been stolen.

and then there is this…

17 School Buses Missing In Houston

The Houston Police Department’s Criminal Intelligence Division, the FBI and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are all concerned about a large number of school buses that have been stolen in the Houston area over the last several months.

Seventeen large, yellow school buses were stolen recently from various charter schools, business schools and private bus companies.

How It All Ties Together

Last week Glenn Beck ran a series called “The Perfect Day”

According to terrorists, The Perfect Day is the day that Americans are killed on an unprecedented scale. It’s the day that no one, not even our children sitting in their classrooms at school, are safe. It’s the day that seemingly isolated incidents all converge into the greatest threat this country has ever experienced or imagined. It’s the day that the Islamist jihad against the West begins in earnest. It’s “The Perfect Day” – but it’s only perfect if you’re a terrorist.

If you missed this series you can still see it online and it’s a must.

“Jihad Boom” Postcards With Threatening Cartoon Sent To Nine Schools

Investigators in Marion County, Fla., are searching for the author of nine postcards sent to different schools on the same day, with the words ‘Jihad-Boom” and cartoons drawn by hand, of a building being blown up with people inside.



4. THE SCHOOL BUS TERROR THREAT


OBAMACSI.COM: 17 school buses have allegedly gone missing in Houston, Texas, and may resurface in other locations around America with explosives already sewn into the underbelly of the buses. This exact terror scenario was used on July 7, 2005, when the London double-decker buses targeted in the 7/7 terror attacks clearly showed signs that the explosion came from underneath the floor of the bus rather than by a bomb carried onto the bus by a Muslim passenger. In Glenn Beck's "Perfect Day Scenario", Beck stated that the buses "could be filled with explosives".


Title: Terror Alert Issued To Arizona School Bus Drivers
Date: November 16, 2004

Abstract: Department of Public Safety authorities have put school bus drivers from around the state on a heightened state of alert regarding the possibility of terrorist activity, including those in Payson, Pine and Tonto Basin (National Terror Alert (DHS), 2004).



Title: School Bus Radio Thefts
Date: July 2005

Abstract: In the State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Bulletin dated March 23, 2005, district superintendents were informed of a series of school bus two-way radio thefts that were currently being perpetrated throughout California. As of July 20, these thefts continue to occur. Currently, more than 2,000 school bus digital two-way radios have been stolen.

The California Department of Justice is about to begin a new phase in the investigation in an effort to apprehend the perpetrators of these thefts. In order to proceed, it is necessary for the justice department to compile a list of California school districts that use digital programmable two-way radios in their school buses.

The California Department of Education is requesting district superintendents to have their school transportation staff contact the Office of School Transportation at 916-375-7100 and request a questionnaire on school bus radio use. Staff from the office will fax a simple one-page questionnaire to the district transportation office and compile the responses. This information will then be forwarded to the Department of Justice in an effort to help bring an end to these ongoing thefts (California Department of Education, 2005)



Title: Two Saudi Men Board School Bus In Tampa, Are Arrested: A Case Of The Wrong Bus, Or Something More Serious?
Date: May 21, 2006
Source: Jihad Watch

Abstract: I think it's plausible that someone who doesn't know America very well might mistake a school bus for a public bus. But why was one of them wearing a trench coat, in May, in Tampa, Florida? Why did they keep changing their story about why they wanted to go to the school? And why did they originally say they were from Morocco instead of admitting they were Saudis? And why has their bail been revoked (which detail comes from the Rottweiler, not the Trib story) if this were just a case of boarding the wrong bus?

"Saudi Men Who Rode School Bus Arrested," from the Tampa Tribune, with thanks to The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler, who suspects this was a test run for Beslan-in-America:

TAMPA - Two Saudi men were arrested Friday after they boarded a school bus and rode to Wharton High School in New Tampa.

Students on the bus became alarmed, as did the bus driver, who called ahead. Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies met the bus at the school and detained the men. No one was injured and nothing out of line occurred on the bus, deputies said.

Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, who lives in Apt. 302 in The Point apartments, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20 Monticello Gardens, Apt. 304-A, each were charged with trespassing on school property. Both remained in Orient Road Jail on Friday evening. Bail for each was set at $250.

"Both defendants gave several versions of the reason they took a school bus to a high school," said Hillsborough County sheriff's spokesman J.D. Callaway.

"They said they wanted to go to Wharton to look around, and then they said they wanted to go there to have some fun, and then they said they wanted to enroll in the English classes there," Callaway said.

"We're not sure if this was a situation of them just being new to this country, or if they were confused or what it was," Callaway said. "We were unsure as to exactly what the final reason was, but it did cause great concern for the students on the bus and for us. One of the guys was wearing shorts with a black trench coat."

While on the bus, the men laughed and spoke in Arabic, Callaway said.

Ahmed Bedier, Tampa director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said the men likely meant no harm and that because "they were from Saudi Arabia, that escalated the situation."

He blamed the incident on cultural differences.

"They didn't differentiate between a school bus and public transportation," he said.

The bus picked up the students and the men at about 7 a.m. Friday at the corner of Fletcher Avenue and 42nd Street, deputies said.

The bus driver, a substitute, reached her supervisors by telephone. They relayed the information to Wharton High resource Deputy Mike Eastman, who met the bus when it arrived at school at about 7:30 a.m., and detained the men.

The sheriff's Homeland Security Division, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Regional Domestic Security Task Force, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the FBI all were notified.

Almanajam and Alsidran at first told deputies they were from Morocco, but later admitted being from Saudi Arabia, deputies said. They said they were enrolled at the English Language Institute at the University of South Florida.

Both arrived in the United States about six months ago and have student visas that require them to be enrolled at the English Language Institute, Callaway said.

Authorities searched the apartments of the two men and found nothing of concern, he said.

Do they know what to look for? (Jihad Watch, 2006).




Title: FBI: Extremists Sign Up To Drive School Buses
Date: March 16, 2007
Source: USA Today

Abstract: Members of extremist groups have signed up as school bus drivers in the United States, counterterror officials said Friday, in a cautionary bulletin to police. An FBI spokesman said "parents and children have nothing to fear."

Asked about the alert notice, the FBI's Rich Kolko said "there are no threats, no plots and no history leading us to believe there is any reason for concern," although law enforcement agencies around the country were asked to watch out for kids' safety.

The bulletin, parts of which were read to The Associated Press, did not say how often foreign extremists have sought to acquire licenses to drive school buses, or where. It was sent Friday as part of what officials said was a routine FBI and Homeland Security Department advisory to local law enforcement.

It noted "recent suspicious activity" by foreigners who either drive school buses or are licensed to drive them, according to a counterterror official who read parts of the document to The Associated Press.

Foreigners under recent investigation include "some with ties to extremist groups" who have been able to "purchase buses and acquire licenses," the bulletin says.

But Homeland Security and the FBI "have no information indicating these individuals are involved in a terrorist plot against the homeland," it says. The memo also notes: "Most attempts by foreign nationals in the United States to acquire school bus licenses to drive them are legitimate."

Kolko said the bulletin was sent merely as an educational tool to help local police identify and respond to any suspicious activity.

One counterterror official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said it was likely that the foreigners investigated were merely employed as bus drivers, and did not intend to use them as part of any terror plot (USA Today, 2007).



Title:
FBI:"Nothing to Fear of Terrorist School Bus Drivers"
Date: March 16, 2007
Source: Atlas Shrugs

Abstract: Members of extremist groups have signed up as school bus drivers in the United States, counterterror officials said Friday, in a cautionary bulletin to police. An FBI spokesman said "parents and children have nothing to fear."

Asked about the alert notice, the FBI's Rich Kolko said "there are no threats, no plots and no history leading us to believe there is any reason for concern," although law enforcement agencies around the country were asked to watch out for kids' safety.

The bulletin, parts of which were read to The Associated Press, did not say how often foreign extremists have sought to acquire licenses to drive school buses, or where. It was sent Friday as part of what officials said was a routine FBI and Homeland Security Department advisory to local law enforcement.

It noted "recent suspicious activity" by foreigners who either drive school buses or are licensed to drive them, according to a counterterror official who read parts of the document to The Associated Press.

Foreigners under recent investigation include "some with ties to extremist groups" who have been able to "purchase buses and acquire licenses," the bulletin says (Atlas Shrugs, 2007).



Title:
Extremists Are Buying School Buses
Date:
March 20, 2007
Source:
Atlas Shrugs

Abstract: Remember the school bus story?  FBI:"Nothing to Fear of Terrorist School Bus Drivers."

The plot thickens .........apparently these extremists are buying school buses. Buying the buses.

"FBI: Extremists seek school bus work and are BUYING BUSES!" Seattle.pi.news

"Foreigners under recent investigation include "some with ties to extremist groups" who have been able to "purchase buses and acquire licenses," the FBI bulletin says.

There is a very important fact that is not getting the attention it needs in the Extremists Driving School Buses in the USA story, the general impression all the news commentators have is that the 'extremists" are just getting school bus drivers licenses to work for a school, no they are buying the school buses for as little as $1,205.00 see repo bus sales in the last 48 hours at the bottom of this report.!

This fact leads me back to the Muslim used car/truck dealers involved in buying such vehicles at the auto auctions around the USA, you must have a vehicle dealer license to purchase such vehicles at auction and the auction is the main source for such sales.

See Abdalla Deiab's story in the St. Pete Times Story below from 10/23/2004,  this guy is still around and he appears to be in Fort Lauderdale now (Atlas Shrugs, 2007).



Title:
School Bus Thefts Concern Houston Authorities
Date: August 27, 2007
Source: National Terror Alert (DHS)

Abstract: Houston Police Department’s Criminal Intelligence Division, the FBI and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are all concerned about a large number of school buses that have been stolen in the Houston area over the last several months.

An 11 News investigation uncovered that 17 large, yellow school buses were stolen recently from various charter schools, business schools and private bus companies. Not one has disappeared from HISD.

Most, if not all, were taken from locations on Houston’s north side. One off west Tidwell, another from the Lopez bus company off Melrose and Berry Street.

Timothy Williams is the superintendent at the High School for Business.

“We were going to park them over there inside the gate. Until we could get a gate around the facility, but we really didn’t think that was going to be a problem,” said the charter school’s superintendent.

While it is important to point out that there is no known threat, HPD’s Criminal Intelligence Division mentioned in a recent e-mail that these school bus thefts are a homeland security concern.

One detective told 11 News a bus might have been stolen and taken across the border to Mexico.

Nevertheless, since the Sept. 11 attacks the thought of terrorists targeting children has certainly been discussed by the Department of Homeland Security. And that is why finding out what happened to these buses is very important.

Published reports in 2004 said that the U.S. Military found information in Iraq pertaining to U.S. schools.

Reportedly, there have been hundreds of thefts of school bus radios in the United States.

With all that being said, 11 News was reminded Monday by law enforcement officials that school buses remain one of the safest ways to get to and from school. In fact, nationwide, school buses transport nearly 24 million kids to school daily.

And bus drivers all around the country are being trained regularly to look out for suspicious people and activities (National Terror Alert (DHS), 2007).



Title: School Bus Terrorism Threat
Date: September 10, 2007
Abstract: Would you recognize a new face sitting in the drivers seat of your child’s school bus?

Do you give any thought to the person who picks up your child and transports them to school and back home each day?

If not, you might want to start.

School Bus Terrorism – A Practical Analysis

Chris Dorn has a complete analysis of the threat.

In this paper I will discuss one specific aspect of terrorism: attacks including school buses as targets or weapons. I will assume a basic knowledge of terrorism and terrorist groups. Thus I will not discuss in detail the motivations or specific tactical movements of terrorists. I will be dealing in strategies and methods that apply to anti-terrorism in a particular area.

School Bus Thefts Concern Houston Authorities

17 school buses have turned up missing over the past several months in Houston. Glenn Beck is talking about it and others should be.

Houston Police Department’s Criminal Intelligence Division, the FBI and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are all concerned about a large number of school buses that have been stolen in the Houston area over the last several months.

An 11 News investigation uncovered that 17 large, yellow school buses were stolen recently from various charter schools, business schools and private bus companies. Not one has disappeared from HISD.

Most, if not all, were taken from locations on Houston’s north side. One off west Tidwell, another from the Lopez bus company off Melrose and Berry Street.

Timothy Williams is the superintendent at the High School for Business.

FBI: Extremists Sign Up To Drive School Buses

Earlier this year the FBI warned that members of extremist groups were signing up to become school bus drivers

Members of extremist groups have signed up as school bus drivers in the United States, counterterror officials said Friday, in a cautionary bulletin to police. An FBI spokesman said “parents and children have nothing to fear.”

Asked about the alert notice, the FBI’s Rich Kolko said “there are no threats, no plots and no history leading us to believe there is any reason for concern,” although law enforcement agencies around the country were asked to watch out for kids’ safety.

The bulletin, parts of which were read to The Associated Press, did not say how often foreign extremists have sought to acquire licenses to drive school buses, or where. It was sent Friday as part of what officials said was a routine FBI and Homeland Security Department advisory to local law enforcement.

It noted “recent suspicious activity” by foreigners who either drive school buses or are licensed to drive them, according to a counterterror official who read parts of the document to The Associated Press.

Foreigners under recent investigation include “some with ties to extremist groups” who have been able to “purchase buses and acquire licenses,” the bulletin says.

May 2006 – School Bus Ride Takes 2 To Jail

Do you remember these two? There’s a good change that you’ve never even heard of them

Two Saudi Arabian men climbed aboard a school bus Friday morning bound for Wharton High and landed in jail.

Although the case caught the attention of state and federal authorities, officials suspect it might have been a case of cultural confusion.

When Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, and Shaker Mohnsen Alsidran, 20, caught the yellow bus at 7 a.m. at Fletcher Avenue and 42nd Street, students alerted their substitute bus driver.

Driver Roberta McCray radioed the school district. By the time the bus arrived at campus at 7:30 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy was on scene to charge the two with trespassing.

Though their actions only resulted in misdemeanor charges, Almanajam and Alsidran were quickly under the microscope of the FBI, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Regional Domestic Security Task Force, the Sheriff’s Homeland Security Division, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Sheriff’s spokesman J.D. Callaway described the two as cagey and evasive as they answered questions. They said they were from Morocco, Callaway said, and then Saudi Arabia. The men told authorities they said they were from Morocco because they worried Americans fear Saudi Arabian men.

School Bus Drivers Allowed To Work 90 Days Without Completed Background Check

And finally… How comfortable are you with handing your child over to a complete stranger each day…One that may not have completed a background check?

Summer vacation is over, and thousands of kids are packing their bookbags and getting back on school buses this week. And now State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is looking to make their ride as safe as possible.

DiNapoli is calling for faster criminal background checks of all school bus drivers in New York.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is calling for faster criminal background checks of school bus drivers.

Under the DMV’s current bus driver licensing program, new bus drivers can drive kids for up to 90 days while their backgrounds checks are taking place (National Terror Alert (DHS), 2004).



Title:
School Bus Terrorism – A Practical Analysis
Date: September 10, 2007

Abstract: In this paper I will discuss one specific aspect of terrorism: attacks including school buses as targets or weapons. I will assume a basic knowledge of terrorism and terrorist groups. Thus I will not discuss in detail the motivations or specific tactical movements of terrorists. I will be dealing in strategies and methods that apply to anti-terrorism in a particular area.

The premise of this paper is the very real threat of another terrorist attack on American soil carried out by a foreign terrorist group (or one with foreign roots). This is not to deny or ignore the existence of domestic terrorist organizations or the horror of their actions this study will in fact have implications for their attacks as well. Not only are foreign Islamist terrorists groups our current “main enemy”, they have also shown that they know no boundaries in their attacks. In an Institute for Counter-Terrorism paper, Monty Sagi writes:

“The Beslan atrocity showed that there are no “red lines” for Islamic terror; it is limited only by what it is capable of accomplishing, not by normal civilized constraints or human emotions. If the means are available, no magnitude of destruction and death is “too much” to joyfully carry out.”

And as Dr. Robert Friedmann, Director of the Georgia-Israel Law Enforcement Exchange program (GILEE) has stated, “To terrorists, schools are a very attractive target.”

My decision to focus on school buses is for two reasons: transportation is a preferred target of terrorists worldwide, and an attack on a school-related target would strike into the heart of America with unprecedented force. Recent congressional testimony has stated that 42% of international terrorist incidents have focused on transportation systems as targets, and the FBI has stated that 40% of international mass transit attacks from 1920 to 2000 used buses as targets. More specifically, a compilation of terrorist incidents with schools as targets shows that about 37% of school terrorist attacks have focused on buses as targets. While neither of these numbers makes up a solid majority of incidents, this is a large enough percentage for a single type of target to warrant serious concern.

Buses are preferred targets for a few reasons. There is a high concentration of people in a small place, and high numbers of pedestrians or people on nearby buses may also be caught in the blast (as seen in the 7/7 bombings in London, where one device was set off as two trains passed each other). In addition, during the summer and winter windows are kept closed on buses to maximize air conditioning or heat, and this also maximizes the blast effect. [5] <!–[endif]–> An article from the RAND Corporation graphically describes the effect:

As a hail of shrapnel pierces flesh and breaks bones, the shock wave tears lungs and crushes other internal organs. When the bus’s fuel tank explodes, a fireball causes burns, and smoke inhalation causes respiratory damage.
All this is a significant return on a relatively modest investment. Two or three kilograms of explosive on a bus can kill as many people as twenty to thirty kilograms left on a street or in a mall or a restaurant.”

Lastly, it is very difficult, because of practicality and cost, to screen all passengers, as compared to screening visitors to a building or event. Buses are far less secure because of their mobility and predictability – not only are buses exposed along miles and miles of routes with very little possibility of complete security, but it is also possible for terrorists to know their route in detail, since bus drivers are prided in consistency. In Israel the alertness of the public and improved screening techniques have led to a shift in tactics, but America is still on her learning curve and has yet to adopt the same level of preparedness for any type of terrorism as Israel. In addition, it is important to remember that many tactics that are used successfully in Israel may be considered too extreme for use on American soil (unless we begin to have large numbers of terrorist attacks).

While the tactical reasons for bus attacks are strong, the strategic rewards are possibly even stronger. Similar to the image of the two towers of the World Trade Center, a school bus would represent an unforgettable target to the parents of the 24 million school children who ride to school each day. Just like the image of the two towers brings back the memory of 9/11, after a school bus attack every big yellow bus in America would remind us of the horror of the incident. America is perhaps more vulnerable to this not only because of our “it can’t happen here” attitude, but because of the use of standard yellow school bus designs across the country, which would lend even more to the power of imagery.

Outlining the Paradigm Shift

For America, 9/11 signaled a shift to what is often referred to as “the new terrorism” – something that had long occurred in other parts of the world but had not yet been driven home in America. The hijackings that had previously been characterized by negotiations and tactical endings have been seemingly replaced by a combination of hostage taking and suicide bombing. Examples can be seen in the flights taken hostage and used as huge suicide bombs on September 11th, 2001, as well as in the Beslan school ‘hostage crisis’ of September 1-3, 2005.

Likewise, the Chechen terrorists in Beslan, Russia in September 2004 were not willing to negotiate. While their true intentions can never be known, it seems that they only spoke with authorities outside the school for the purpose of prolonging the incident as long as possible and to make the Russian government look as helpless and menacing as possible. After the first day of the crisis, for example, a videocassette was tossed out of a window to the assembled military perimeter. The footage showed the elaborate network of bombs connected to foot pedal detonators that would set off explosions if the terrorist controlling it moved his foot – a tactical nightmare for any team planning on storming the school.

At no point during the crisis were serious demands given, other than a desire to speak with President Putin. The other demands were too extreme to be serious – for example demanding for a full Russian retreat from Chechnya. While there is certainly a real desire for this on the part of the Chechens, this served more as a “stump speech” than a demand likely to be met. While the terrorists further confused matters by wearing masks – a sign of even the slightest chance of survival or escape – they stated repeatedly to the hostages that they came to the school planning to die. <!–[endif]–>

Implications for America

John Giduck, who chronicled his visit to the scene of the attack in Terror at Beslan, has stated that America needs to understand that in this type of attack, people will die, and there will be no happy ending. In a nation where we are relatively new to terrorism and accustomed to “happy endings”, such an attack would strike a heavy blow to America. While the Russian government can stonewall independent inquiries and shift attention elsewhere, the anguish and frustration of a no-win hostage situation with no feasible demands would bring America to its knees.

The effect would be even more intense than 9/11, because of the presumed safety & innocence of our children combined with the high level of safety that we are accustomed to in the school transportation industry. Out of the approximately 800 children killed in motor vehicles during school travel hours, only five of those are killed while a passenger on a school bus. School buses represent 25% of miles traveled by students, but less than 2% of the fatalities. [7] <!–[endif]–> With such a high success rate, anything but perfection is not accepted by the parents of America’s school bus riders, and a brutal terrorist attack as we have seen in other countries would have a huge effect.

Examining the Threat

It is clear that schools are a possible target for terrorists. Aside from Beslan and the dozens of other school attacks over the past 37 years, it has been reported that the U.S. military has found information in Iraq pertaining to U.S. schools, and in September 2004 the FBI notified school districts in six states that photographs, diagrams, and emergency plans had been found in the possession of unidentified individuals. With institutions as large and prepared as the Georgia Institute of Technology posting their entire emergency plans on the internet, this is not surprising.

In addition, there have been hundreds of thefts of school bus radios in two states, along with an increase in thefts and vandalism of school buses and equipment across the U.S. This has obvious implications, including but not limited to the possibility that unknown individuals may be able to monitor or interfere with school bus communications, and even feed them false and dangerous instructions during or before an attack. At the very least, this would allow terrorists to better understand and plan around the communications equipment of an intended target.

It is also clear that our school transportation systems are vulnerable to attack because of outdated equipment and lack of training. There have been countless incidents of violence and hostage taking on school buses across the country, including one where a student used a sword to hijack a bus and take it across state lines before he was stopped.

In another well-publicized incident, a Miami Special Needs bus driver was fooled into taking her bus and students on a 75-minute ride by a hostage-taker who forced his way on the bus but did not actually have a weapon. While she was praised in the media and by the school bus industry for handling the incident incredibly well, she apparently argued with and disobeyed the hostage-taker repeatedly, and if there was an actual weapon involved students may have been injured. [10] <!–[endif]–> While we cannot judge her actions without knowing all details of the situation, this type of approach would clearly result in disaster if the attacker was an Islamist terrorist either sent or influenced by a group such as Al Qaeda.

Mohamad El Zahabhi

The clearest direct threat to the nation’s school transportation system is the case of Mohamad Kamal El Zahabhi, a Lebanese national who has worked at various times as a Boston cab driver, a New York City auto mechanic, and a Minnesota school bus driver for First Student, a private contracting firm that provides bus service to schools across the country. While it is not clear whether his service as a bus driver was just one of many jobs that he held while in the U.S. or if it was part of an attempt to gain access to a school bus, his history gives us concern.

He first came to the U.S. in 1984, and paid a Texas woman to marry him so he could obtain his green card. After divorcing and admitting to fraud in 1988, he traveled to Afghanistan where he attended a terrorist training camp and later served as a sniper in combat in Afghanistan and Chechnya. He also told FBI agents that he had served as an instructor at a jihadist school. During this time he allegedly met with a few notable individuals, including Khalid Sheikh Muhammed, one of the originators of the 9/11 plot, and Abu Musab al Zarqawi.

After being injured in combat, el Zahabhi returned to New York City, where he worked with a relative at Drive Axle Rebuilders, a business that he used to order and ship to Afghanistan large quantities of heavy-duty field radios. While radios of the same type have been found by U.S. troops in Afghanistan, he denies knowledge of the shipments, saying that he never opened the packages that he was transferring. After serving as a cab driver in Boston from 1997 to 1998, he traveled again to Chechnya to serve in combat.

Returning to the U.S. in 2000, he moved to Minneapolis and on September 11, 2001 applied for a job as a bus driver with First Student. He had previously obtained his CDL and a HazMat certification under his Massachusetts driver’s license, and passed an FBI background check. The FBI declines to comment as to why he was cleared, since the case is under investigation. After starting as a driver in late 2001, el Zahabhi failed to report to work after the winter break and was fired in January 2002. He returned in February 2002 and asked for his job back, but was denied.

While his intentions are not clear, his ties to al Qaeda members and activities gives rise to concern – for example the assistance he gave to Raed Hijazi, the man convicted of the failed millennium bombing plot in Jordan, when he allowed Hijazi to use his address in Massachusetts to receive mail and obtain a drivers license. He is currently being charged with lying to the FBI about this incident, along with other details.

Even if el Zahabhi did not intend to assist with or carry out a school attack, the fact that a jihadist combat veteran was able to become a bus driver in the U.S. is a sign of severe security gaps.

Summary of the National Response to the Threat

Federal Level

The federal government has responded to the threat of terrorism with policy and publications intended for bus drivers. The first move was to designate school buses as “mass transportation systems” as part of H.R. 3162, the USA PATRIOT ACT. This extends federal jurisdiction and penalties to anyone who wrecks, attacks, uses as a weapon, or otherwise endangers bus employees or passengers. [11] <!–[endif]–>

They have also produced, through the Transportation Security Administration, the “Employee Guide to School Bus Security: Identifying Security Threats” along with a quick reference card detailing awareness, identification of suspicious behaviors or packages, and brief tips on how to respond to various situations.

In addition, the Department of Homeland Security has released three alerts notifying school buses of heightened states of danger, and the United States Department of Education released a letter to U.S. schools & buses after the attack at Beslan, suggesting that employees look out for suspicious behavior, and the letter outlines various methods of surveillance and planning that might be observable to school staff or drivers.

State Level

There has been a larger effort on the part of several states, but these actions are usually disjointed and restricted to the state in which they are implemented. New Mexico, Minnesota, California, New York and Iowa have all either released a training video or implemented a training program for bus drivers on preventing and responding to terrorism. Georgia, the state with the largest state school safety center and the most comprehensive school bus security training program, has conducted numerous training conferences for drivers since the year 2000. [13] <!–[endif]–>

Industry

It seems that the largest and most concerted efforts have been on the part of the school bus industry. The three largest trade associations (the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation (NASDPT) and the National School Transportation Association (NSTA)) have partnered with the Department of Homeland Security’s “Highway Watch” program to extend coverage into a program called “School Bus Watch.” Under the program, training is provided for drivers, who receive an identification card and number that they can use to report suspicious behavior to a national hotline, where information is passed on to local law enforcement.

The NASDPT has released two position papers indicating a heightened awareness of the threat and the need for a response, recognizing that school bus drivers are the first line of defense against a school transportation attack. The National Conference on School Transportation has also discussed creating a school bus equipment guide for first responders, detailing the different types and designs of school buses and giving responding personnel a way to know how to deal with, enter, immobilize and operate a bus if necessary.

Proposals

While much progress has been made since 9/11, it is clear that efforts are currently too thin and disjointed across the country. While some states have prepared their drivers substantially, the federal efforts have been too weak to have much effect. In addition, while industry efforts have been more widespread and in depth, they lack the mandate that a state or federal law might have. This leaves preparation up to the individual states, districts, and even schools themselves. As the Transportation Research Board noted:

“Supervisors must set the example for compliance with the policies and procedures and must make sure that employees follow suit. Supervisors must foster an environment that
promotes awareness, preparedness, and due diligence by adhering to security policies and procedures daily.” [14] <!–[endif]–>

In addition to this lack of coverage and mandate, there has been a lot of focus on monitoring for unauthorized surveillance or suspicious activity. While this is obviously a very important step to take, schools may be too focused on this aspect, leading to a false sense of security – since schools are doing so much, they may feel that they are doing enough.

There is also a lack of effective education for the general public. As Beslan has shown us, the lack of a secure perimeter around an incident can hamper effective law enforcement response, and we have even seen incidents in the U.S. where medical personnel have been forced to park their ambulances miles from an incident because of the rush of parents and well-wishers to the scene. Education on procedures such as family reunification protocols needs to be disseminated to the public more thoroughly.

While there is a clear threat to American schools of terrorism, it is important to remember that statistically the likelihood of an attack on a particular school is very low, especially when compared to the very real occurrences of death and injury that we know will occur every year in our schools. Schools should of course prepare for terrorism, but with a balanced approach, using the federally endorsed “All Hazards” approach, which breaks planning down into four phases: Mitigation, Prevention, Response and Recovery.This type of approach deals with terrorism like any other incident – not minimizing its importance but placing it within the framework of current emergency response capabilities. This prevents the fragmentation of planning and response and the frivolous waste of funds that we have often seen in response to current events and threats that are on the forefront in the mind of the public (National Terror Alert (DHS), 2007).

OBAMACSI.COM: School Bus Terror Drills
Date: June 9, 2010
Name: Unknown
Agencies: Tyler Fire Department
School: School Bus
Location: Lindale, Texas
Notes: Drill simulated a half-full school bus, a car and an 18-wheeler carrying radioactive material.

Title: Half-Full School Bus, Car, And 18-Wheeler With 'Radioactive Material'
Date: June 10, 2010
Source:
KLTV News

Abstract: Smith County emergency management geared up for a full-scale disaster Wednesday in Lindale.

The emergency drill involved a half-full school bus, a car and an 18-wheeler carrying radioactive material.

A total of 25 emergency response entities were present for the mock accident and although it rained heavily as soon as the drill started, everyone worked together efficiently.

"We set up a unified command," said Tyler Fire Department Captain Jeff Aiken. "We worked together on this drill...we've taken care of the problems as a collective team and that's what it's all about."

To give an idea of the importance of a radioactive waste drill, officials say more than 1,100 shipments of radioactive waste have been shipped through East Texas since 1999 on their way to disposal (KLTV News, 2010).



5. SCHOOL TERROR DRILLS


OBAMACSI.COM: Starting shortly after the Columbine terror attacks, terror drills have become a regularity in schools throughout America. These drills serve two purposes: Terrorize American children and provide cover for future false-flag terror attacks. The truth about governmental drills is they are rarely done on locations that are not a future "target", and you never know when the terror drills will go live.


OBAMACSI.COM: School Terror Drills
Date:
November 1, 2006
Name: Unknown
Agencies: DHS, Albany Police
School(s): Godfrey-Lee Schools
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Notes: Armed riot police raided a Michigan junior and high school as part of a drill that the children were not aware of.


Title: Armed Men Terrorize School
Date:
November 1, 2006
Source:
Infowars

Abstract:
A recent incident in which armed riot police raided a Michigan junior and high school as part of a drill that the children were not aware was about to take place raises the bar in the pursuit of an agenda to fully transform public schools into prison training camps set up to breed continuous generations of obedient slaves.

The Associated Press reports,

"A school safety drill that included police officers in riot gear with weapons has caused concern among some parents who say it was too realistic and frightened some students."

"Students, who were unaware police were conducting a drill, were taken from the classroom into the halls, patted down by officers and asked what they had in their pockets, the newspaper said."

"Some of these kids were so scared, they just about wet their pants," said Marge Bradshaw, a parent with four children in Godfrey-Lee Schools. "I think it's pure wrong that the students and parents were not informed of this."

The students were not told that the drill was about to take place and the teachers were given just a moments notice.

The mock attack was funded by a Homeland Security grant and required the participation of students to act bloody and injured, also involving hospitals, morgues and mannequins painted up to look like dead children, as parents were ordered to dash to emergency rooms frantic in the belief that their child had perished.

The Muskegon Area Intermediate School District later had to apologize for characterizing homeschoolers as terrorists after hundreds of complaints poured in (Infowars, 2006)


OBAMACSI.COM: School Terror Drills
Date:
July 25, 2007
Name:
Unknown
Agencies:
Albany Police
School:
West Albany High
Location:
Albany, New York
Notes:
Drill simulated an active shooter on school grounds.


Title:
School Shooting Drill Gets Cops, Kids On Same Page
Date:
July 25, 2007
Source:
KVAL News

Abstract: For students, fire drills and earthquake drills are simply the norm, but on Wednesday, in a sign of the times, students in Albany took part in a school shooting drill that was very intense.

This may have been only a drill, but it's just about as real as it gets.

YouTube-Video

"Basically, the weaponry is the same weapon we carry on duty," said Albany Police Sgt. Travis Giboney. "However, they use a marking cartridge: kind of like a paintball, except it's a gas-driven paint pellet."

Two counties' worth of law enforcement, and a couple of dozen student volunteers, took part in this active shooter drill at West Albany High on Wednesday.

"It's kind of scary at first," says sophomore Matt Groshong. "You can even feel the gun when it goes off, and when it hits, when the bullets hit, it's all so realistic, it's just weird."

There are many unknowns, but one thing's for certain -- there's at least one shooter on a rampage.

As law enforcement heads into a situation, the kids who are playing the roles know what they're doing, and the bad guys also know what's going on. But these guys don't know what to expect. In that sense, it's the same feeling they'd have if they walked into an active shooter situation.

The bullets are replaced with paint, and the good guys always win, but the cops and the kids say they're better prepared for the worst.

"I don't think people think about it happening at their school, because they're like, oh, that doesn't happen here," said sophomore Jake Blecker. "But I mean, potentially it could happen anywhere, and so it kind of gives you an experience of what it would be like and how scary it would actually be."

There are about 100 law enforcement officials from Linn and Benton Counties taking part in the training, which continues through Thursday. Officials debrief each group after their simulations to talk about what they've learned, and how to improve (KVAL News, 2007).


OBAMACSI.COM: School Terror Drills
Date:
July, 2007
Name: Unknown
Agencies: Burlington Police
School: Burlington Township High Scool
Location: Burlington, New Jersey
Notes: Drill simulated two mock gunmen from a fake right-wing fundamentalist group called the "New Crusaders" — a group that does not believe in the separation of church and state — stormed the school. The idea was that they were angry that one of their daughters was expelled for praying before class.


Title: New Jersey School Criticized For 'Christian' Terror Drill
Date: August 5, 2007
Source: Fox News

Abstract: The Burlington Township High Scool in New Jersey along with the local police and fire departments are taking heat for a fake hostage drill conducted on the school grounds last month.

The drill, aimed at testing the reactions of faculty and first responders during a simulated attack, included an imaginary scenario that has some Christians up in arms.

During the simulation, two mock gunmen from a fake right-wing fundamentalist group called the "New Crusaders" — a group that does not believe in the separation of church and state — stormed the school. The idea was that they were angry that one of their daughters was expelled for praying before class.

Nobody from the school, including from the superintendent's office or the police department, was willing to talk about the drill on camera, but the township issued a statement saying the chosen scenario was never intended to offend any group and was meant to be generic in nature.

"The term 'Christian' was not included in the scenario. It was believed that all groups pray and prayer in school is a universal issue," reads the statement from the school.

"Similarly it is further believed that all groups experience right-wing fundamentalists in their organizations. The bottom line was the protection of human life should a significant event unfold.

The spokeswoman for the school told FOX News that any "perceived insensitivities" to any religious community are "definitely regrettable."

"It was certainly not the intent to portray any group in a negative manner," said Liz Scott. "The district cherishes and we respect and celebrate the diversity of culture and the faith that exists within our community. Our schools have respected and supported staff members and our students' right to pray."

But critics say even though the word "Christian" wasn't stated explicitly in the scenario, which was created by the Burlington Police and the township public safety director, it is offensive and clearly implied the fake gunmen were Christians.

Pawson also said the scenario was not realistic.

"Those kinds of buzzwords, 'crusader' — that's Christian only — 'right-wing fundamentalists,' 'separation of church and state,' 'praying' … all those phrases together, buzzwords equal 'Christian,'" said Bob Pawson, the national coordinator of the Scriptures in School Project.

"This is an unreal scenario, like I said. No child can be expelled for praying in a school since it's legal; therefore, the parents wouldn't have gotten mad, they wouldn't have used guns. If a school district had expelled a girl for praying in class, the parents would have shown up with attorneys, not with pistols."

The school says critics are blowing things out of proportion and that only about a half-dozen students participated in the drill. But the other side says it's religious ignorance and there's no excuse for it (Fox News, 2007).


OBAMACSI.COM: School Terror Drills
Date:
March 18, 2010
Name: Unknown
Agencies: Santa Rosa Police SWAT Team, Santa Rosa Fire Department
School: Santa Rosa Junior College
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Notes: Drill simulate an emergency response to a shooter on campus and a hostage situation.


Title:
Police Swarm SRJC For Drill
Date:
March 18, 2010
Source:
Press Democrat

Abstract: When Chase Covington emerged from Baker Hall on the Santa Rosa Junior College campus Thursday morning, his arms were riddled with bloody “bullet” wounds.

Covington was a role player an elaborate drill staged by the college police force, Santa Rosa Police, Petaluma Police and Santa Rosa Fire Department to simulate emergency response to a shooter on campus and a hostage situation.

The scenes played out were created by members of the Santa Rosa Police SWAT team, said Sgt. Mike Tosti. “They come up with the scenarios based on situations that have occurred,” he said. “Everything that we come up with is designed to mimic real life.”

Even a bit of pain.

Covington, who will enter the police academy next month, played a member of an extreme environmental activist group that took over a classroom of students played by other role players. He was hit multiple times by the practice “bullets” that were bullet-shaped vessels loaded with colored detergent.

“I suppose it feels like a bee sting, maybe a little more painful than a bee sting,” he said, looking at the bloody welts a little larger than a pencil-top eraser that marked both arms.

About 60 people participated in Thursday’s multi-agency drill, but only a select few had access to the opening script that had shooters attempting to take over a classroom just after 10 a.m.

The rest of the four-hour drill on the otherwise quiet campus that is closed for spring break this week unfolded according to how police and role-playing “bad guys” responded.

“We can’t wait until we have all the information, it takes too long,” said Mike Azzouni, team leader for hostage negotiators.

In the end, one cell phone died, forcing police to deploy a “throw phone” to speak with those barricaded inside. Later, a kidnapper tried to walk out with the “students,” and was caught.

Suspects also left booby traps in the classrooms — bombs that could have gone off in real life but which were detected and disarmed by police, Azzouni said.

Those “killed” included a person playing the role of a student and two playing suspects, Azzouni said. A number of suspects were injured, he said.

Throwing different agencies into an unknown situation and demanding the players work it out on the fly is crucial, Azzouni said.

“This training is invaluable,” he said. “It’s as realistic as we could get.”

Right down to the frantically beating heart of those playing the bad guys, Covington said.

“You definitely start hearing your heart go really fast,” he said of hearing the officers closing in on him as he hid in a classroom. “It’s just scary. They are scary. I could only imagine if it’s a real life situation, you would be terrified.”

Neighbors and members of the campus community were alerted to the drill prior to Thursday morning. Police tape stretched around the northwest corner of the campus from Armory Drive to Elliott Avenue to Scholars Drive (Press Democrat, 2010).


OBAMACSI.COM: School Terror Drills
Date:
May 8, 2010
Name: Unknown
Agencies: Firefighting agencies in Stanislaus County
School: Uknown
Location: Stanislaus County, California
Notes: Drill simulated a WMD and hazardous materials incident.


Title: California County WMD Training Set For Saturday
Date: May 6, 2010
Source: Infowars

Abstract: Firefighting agencies in Stanislaus County will be conducting an exercise Saturday, simulating a weapon of mass destruction incident to better prepare themselves.

About 150 firefighting personnel will be participating in several undisclosed locations throughout the county, including a school, a warehouse and a wildland environment.

The exercise will include a search and rescue, a WMD and hazardous materials incident, a building fire and a wildfire.

The exercise also will cover required annual training for firefighters to maintain certification to respond to statewide emergencies (Infowars, 2010).


OBAMACSI.COM: School Terror Drills
Date:
May 18, 2010
Name:
Unknown
Agencies:
ECU and Greenville police, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Department, the N.C. Highway Patrol, Greenville Fire and Rescue, Pitt County Emergency Services, and Pitt Emergency Management
School:
East Carolina University
Location:
Greenville, North Carolina
Notes
: Drill simulated a full-scale emergency planning drill at a residence hallon campus.


Title:
ECU To Conduct Emergency Drill May 18
Date:
May 10, 2010
Source:
ECU News

Abstract: East Carolina University officials are scheduled to conduct a full-scale emergency planning drill May 18 at a residence hall on the west end of main campus.

Students, faculty, staff and visitors are advised to avoid the following areas between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.: Green, White, Clement, Fletcher and Garrett residence halls, as well as Bloxton House and West End Dining.



Because of their proximity to the drill site, Mendenhall Student Center and the Student Recreation Center will be closed to the public until 1 p.m. University employees are asked to report to work as usual.

Some streets and parking areas on campus may be blocked, including Trustees Way at Fifth Street and in front of Jenkins Fine Arts Center; Faculty Way behind Jenkins and Bloxton House; a parking lot north of the Student Recreation Center; and Reade Street from Reade Circle to Fifth Street. B1 parking lots off Reade Street between 5th and 3rd streets will be unavailable.



The drill, a normal part of ECU emergency planning, is designed to prepare staff and law enforcement to respond to an active shooter on campus. People should be aware that the exercise may involve actors, emergency outdoor speakers and simulated use of weapons, said Tom Pohlman, environmental manager with ECU Environmental Health and Safety. 



The drill is scheduled to involve many agencies including ECU and Greenville police, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Department, the N.C. Highway Patrol, Greenville Fire and Rescue, Pitt County Emergency Services, and Pitt Emergency Management (ECU News, 2010).


OBAMACSI.COM: NCAA Terror Drills
Date:
May 19, 2010
Name: Unknown
Agencies: Watauga Emergency Medical Services and Boone Fire Department
School: Appalachian State University
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Notes: Drill simulated full-scale emergency exercise with explosions.


Title: Appalachian To Conduct Emergency Exercise May 19
Date: May 10, 2010
Source: ASU News

Abstract:
A full-scale emergency exercise will be conducted May 19 at Appalachian State University. The exercise will run from approximately 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the west side of campus in and around the stadium parking lot. One or more buildings on the main campus also might be included in the exercise.

Traffic along Stadium Drive may be limited at times during the exercise.

More than 100 participants, including local and state law enforcement personnel from six agencies, will participate. Other participants will include Watauga Emergency Medical Services and Boone Fire Department.

The university’s emergency Web site (www.emergency.appstate.edu) will include information about the exercise and a link to a mock up of the site that will include information from the exercise to aid in future training scenarios.

The drill is designed to test emergency response and communication capabilities during an emergency. Officials with EnviroSafe are directing the drill in consultation with officials from Appalachian and the University of North Carolina General Administration.

Area residents and motorists should not be alarmed by increased traffic from law enforcement and emergency response vehicles along Rivers Street and Stadium Drive during the day of the drill.

Law enforcement officers participating in the drill will not carry armed weapons. Participants and observers will be identified by specially colored vests and identification badges. Simulated explosions might be heard during the exercise.

This is the second full-scale emergency exercise conducted at Appalachian. The first, in 2009, simulated an active shooter/hostage situation.

The May 19 drill follows a directive from UNC system President Erskine Bowles that all UNC institutions conduct an emergency exercise this school year (ASU News, 2010).



OBAMACSI.COM: SchoolTerror Drills
Date: May 19, 2010
Name: "Golden Guardian"
Agencies: California Emergency Management Agency
School: California State University San Marcos
Location: California

Notes:
A dirty bomb and shooters rocked the campus of California State University San Marcos.


Title: Terror In Redwood City: Emergency Drill Prepares For Terrorist attack
Date: May 19, 2010

Abstract: The explosion that broke yesterday morning’s quiet at the Port of Redwood City was little more than a quick bright flash and billowing plume of black smoke rising up beyond a row of trees.

What did not dissipate quickly, though, was the unexplained blow-up’s fallout — first responders staging areas to assess the injured, hundreds of military and public safety members trying to contain a fire and chemical release and bloodied and battered people strewn in the mud around the Cemex facility.

Those on the ground didn’t know yet what had happened — the 10 a.m. explosion was actually the second terrorist attack which, coupled together, blew up a ship and collapsed a building — but they knew they needed help.

The governor’s absence was barely noticeable in the sea of roughly 400 participants, including members of the national guard, Air Force, CalEMA and public safety organizations throughout the Peninsula.

Camouflage-clad soldiers and military vehicles rumbled down Seaport Boulevard just outside the Pacific Shores Center. Elsewhere in the state, a terrorist attack on a container ship at the Port of Oakland caused a hazardous plus that resulted in an evacuation. At Pier 48 in San Francisco, divers used the Navy Marine Mammal Program which uses dolphins to recover an explosive device. A dirty bomb and shooters rocked the campus of California State University San Marcos and hostages were taken after a terrorist group took over a Catalina Express ferry boat moored at Long Beach Ferry Terminal.

Back in Redwood City, though, some of the affected had concerns other than their immediate safety — primping. As orange-vested organizers placed actors and explained nuances of their individual symptoms — lethargic means tired, one explained to a woman who wasn’t quite sure how to act — bandages were adjusted and bruises touched up. A smiling woman with blood stains running down her sweatshirt applied blood to the back of another while one nearby man looked less successful in surviving the collapse. He had an angry looking gash across his throat and ghostly white face (Daily Journal, 2010).


OBAMACSI.COM: School Terror Drills
Date:
May 18, 2010
Name: Unknown
Agencies: Wood County Local Emergency Planning Commission
School: Ohio Valley University
Location:
Vienna, West Virginia
Notes: Drill simulated a response to a digruntled student who
might set off a chemical leak, a fire, explosion, bomb or or take a hostage.



Title: Emergency Drill At OVU Tests Local Agencies’ Response
Date: May 19, 2010
Source: News & Sentinel

Abstract: Emergency crews from Wood County gathered Tuesday at Ohio Valley University to participate in a full-scale emergency exercise designed to critique and improve how agencies respond to emergencies.

Sponsored by the Wood County Local Emergency Planning Commission, the exercise involved agencies using normal radio channels to communicate and react to emergency scenarios acted out by volunteers at OVU's main campus.

Police and fire crews gathered at the south campus, which was designated as the staging area, until they were dispatched to the scene.

"We have volunteers who will be role-playing, and our agencies will respond to these emergency calls with real equipment," said Doug Hess, chairman of the emergency planning commission. "A lot of the agencies do their own kind of training, but this is an opportunity for all the agencies to work together in very realistic scenarios."

An outside consulting firm was hired by the planning commission with state grant funds to organize and evaluate the exercise.

Jeff Harvey, with JH Consulting in Buckhannon, said his company specializes in emergency preparedness training.

"The backstory in this whole exercise is centered around a disgruntled student who will spur a variety of emergency situations," said Harvey. "We have people designated as actors, observers and evaluators. The evaluators are experienced professionals who will be judging the preparedness of the emergency crews."

Crews will be evaluated on communications, sheltering, security, tactile and hazardous material response, said Harvey.

"This is an exciting undertaking," Hess said. "Tonight, our law enforcement and fire agencies will handle a variety of situations. There might be a chemical leak, a fire or an explosion. They could be dealing with a hostage situation or a bomb. For the most part, what happens tonight will be somewhat of a surprise to emergency crews," he said.

During the first emergency drill involving a possible explosive, an actor made an emergency call to the 911 center, prefacing the call with the phrase, "This is a drill," to inform dispatchers that there was not an actual emergency.

Agencies experienced glitches in communications, resulting in delays. Real emergency situations resulting from heavy rains in Wood County resulted in many of the ambulances participating in the drill to be dispatched to other areas.

"It's an interesting scenario," said Hess. "All of these agencies should react as if this was a real-life emergency."

The American Red Cross, hospitals, the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department, The ARC, Volunteer Action Center and Wood County Schools participated in the drill and provided volunteers. The SWAT team, sheriff's office, police and volunteer fire departments participated in the training exercise.

A second emergency exercise will take place from 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Vienna Elementary School (News & Sentinel, 2010).


OBAMACSI.COM: School Terror Drills
Date: March 26, 2011
Name: "Operation Badger One"
Agencies: UW Madison Police Department Emergency Management Unit
School: UW Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Notes: Drill simulated a man with bombs and a gun and actors who posed as hostages and victims who were injured or killed.


Title: UW Madison, Several Agencies Hold Emergency Response Drill
Date:  May 26, 2010
Source: NBC News

Abstract: UW Madison, along with several law enforcement, medical and other area agencies held a full scale emergency drill today.

The exercise, named "Operation Badger One", simulated an incident on campus that required a response from several emergency agencies.

The scenario involved a man with bombs and a gun. It included actors who posed as hostages and victims who were injured or killed.

The exercise was designed to improve the University's response to real emergency situations. UW officials say one of the goals was to test procedures that are in place and to do so in a realistic environment.

"I think just for any agency its good practice. The more you do things the better you get at it and you can find where there's deficiencies and make improvement in those things so not only for the university, but for any agency to do those type of things," says Sergeant Kerri Miller with UW Police.

The victims were transported to local hospitals, which also participated in the exercise. Organizers say the exercise was designed to test preparedness, teamwork and communication between the agencies.

The exercise was a year in the making--with the UW Madison Police Department Emergency Management Unit heading up the planning (NBC News, 2010).



OBAMACSI.COM: School Terror Drills
Date: June 2, 2010
Name: Unknown
Agencies: Special Enforcement Team, California Highway Patrol, Montecito Fire District, Carpinteria-Summerland Fire District
School: Westmont College
Location:
Santa Barbara, Califonia
Notes: Drill simulated violent incidents on campus.


Title: Westmont To Host Emergency Drill
Date: June 1, 2010
Source:
Santa Barbara Independent

Abstract: On Wednesday, June 2, Sheriff’s deputies and members of the Special Enforcement Team will conduct an emergency response drill with Westmont College staff. The deputies will practice their rapid response skills for violent incidents and familiarize themselves with the campus.

Westmont, as stated in a press release, welcomes the opportunity to serve the community and to practice setting up for an emergency with its Situation Readiness and Response Team. The Montecito Covenant Church will stage the area for the drill; California Highway Patrol, along with the Montecito Fire District and Carpinteria-Summerland Fire District, will also participate. Temporary signs along Cold Spring Road will alert motorists of the training exercise and nearby neighbors may hear simulated gun fire (Santa Barbara Independen, 2010)


OBAMACSI.COM: School Terror Drills
Date: March 26, 2011
Name: Unknown
Agencies: DHS, Springfield Greene County Office of Emergency Management
School: Missouri State University
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Notes: Drill simulated guys with guns and Haz-Mat gear on the campus.


Title: MSU Drill Underway
Date: June 10, 2010
Source: Ozarks First

Abstract: There's no need for concern if you see guys with guns and Haz-Mat gear on the campus of Missouri State University today.

Battalion Chief Andy Wood with the Springfield Fire Department says, the drill's purpose is "Just to get us all on the same page practice our incident command, our unified command and get us all working together "

The Springfield Greene County Office of Emergency Management is putting on the Haz-Mat fire and bomb drill.

It began around 9 a.m. today and continued for a few hours at Hammons House on campus.

The Homeland Seccuirty team is part of the exercise (Ozarks First, 2010).


OBAMACSI.COM: School Terror Drills
Date: March 26, 2011
Name: "Operation Close Campus"
Agencies: DHS, Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency 
School: Treynor High School
Location: Treynor, Iowa
Notes: Drill simulated featured a mock scenario where an anti-immigration pro-gun student shouts racist abuse before shooting a minority pupil.


Title:
U.S. Anti-Terrorism Drill Showing White Supremacists Shooting Immigrants Cancelled
Date: March 26, 2011
Source: Daily Mail

Abstract:
An anti-terrorism drill featuring a white supremacist U.S. student on a racially-motivated gun spree has been cancelled - after a critic of the event threatened to carry it out for real.

The planned exercise at Treynor High School in western Iowa featured a mock scenario where an anti-immigration pro-gun student shouts racist abuse before shooting a minority pupil.

Emergency management officials in the state had organised the drill, which was going to involve 300 people, police and hospitals.

But the event has been shelved after bosses received an anonymous threat from a furious caller who warned: 'You better not come to work today because your school shooting is really going to happen.'

Organisers say the exercise - Operation Close Campus - was designed to ensure school officials, emergency responders and support were prepared in the event of a school shooting.

Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency had organised the event with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Plan by distributing plans last week for how the mock scenario would unfold.

In the back story created for the drill, an 18 year-old high school student whose family are known firearm enthusiasts, starts a fight with a group of minority students.

The pupil then shouts racial slurs at the minority students before producing a handgun and opening fire.

A 17 year-old friend of the 'active shooter' then joins him in 'firing upon anyone in their path and chasing down anyone who is against their ill-perceived stand', according to the drill instructions.

Kevin Elwood, superintendent of Treynor Community Schools, told FoxNews.com he started receiving complaints from across midwest America after the plan went out.
Mr Elwood said: 'I’m getting a few emails today saying, "Are you crazy? Are you really doing this in school?"

'The scenario hadn’t been discussed at any previous meetings leading up to this event or any of the planning sessions we’ve had.

'It is unfortunate the kind of black cloud that is hanging over this because of the misunderstanding of the scenario that was painted.'

Mr Elwood added that 42 local agencies had been involved in the exercise, which was cancelled after he received over 30 emails of complaint once plans were circulated.

He claimed that a disclaimer on the plan said the scenario would 'reflect no actual conditions, attitudes or current threat assessments in or around Pottawattamie County, the City of Treynor, its citizens or the Treynor Community School District'.

Mr Elwood said firearms would have been used as a prop in the event, and that no ammunition would have been included.

Pottawattamie County officials said in a statement: 'During the last 24 hours, the Treynor school system has received threats to their employees and buildings due to the planned 'active shooter' exercise.

'After consultation with the Treynor School District and the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, we have jointly decided to cancel the exercise due to these threats which we must consider viable.'

Two years ago, the Iowa National Guard canceled plans for an urban warfare exercise in Arcadia, Iowa, involving 100 combat troops asking residents about a suspected arms dealer and searching homes (Daily Mail, 2011).



Title:
Ohio Man Charged In School Terror Drill Threat
Date: April 15, 2011
Source: Fox News

Abstract: An Ohio man has been charged with threatening terrorism by leaving an expletive-laden message on an Iowa high school's answering machine.

The message forced the cancellation of an emergency training drill that had been the subject of criticism from groups opposed to illegal immigration. Critics said the fictitious emergency scenario had a political agenda because it featured a teenage white supremacist gunman.

Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker said Friday that 47-year-old Robin Elston of Columbus, Ohio, is charged with one count of threatening terrorism and one of making threats.

Authorities say Elston is behind the March 25 phone message that threatened to turn the training scenario "into reality."

Officials traced the call to Elston's cell phone.

Danker says he doesn't know why Elston might have made the call (Fox News, 2011).


OBAMACSI.COM: School Terror Drills
Date: August 1, 2011
Name: Unknown
Agencies: Unknown
School: East Carolina University  
Location: Greenville, North Carolina
Notes: Drill simulated a person shooting on campus and invilved actors and simulated use of weapons.

 
Title: Drill To Be Held At ECU
Date: August 2, 2011
Source: ABC News

Abstract: ECU will conduct a full scale emergency drill at the Heart Institute and the Brody School of Medicine beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Access around that area will be restricted during the drill. The exercise is designed to prepare staff and law enforcement to respond to a person shooting on campus. The drill might involve actors and simulated use of weapons (ABC News, 2011).


OBAMACSI.COM: School Terror Drills
Date: Septemebr, 2011
Name: Unknown
Agencies: Brick Township Police Department
School(s): Brick Township Public Schools
Location: Brick, New Jersey
Notes: Monthly terror drill simulates active shooter, evacuation (non- fire), bomb threat, lockdown and secondary drills that include shelter-in-place, reverse evacuation, evacuation to relocation site, testing of school’s notification system and procedures, testing of school’s communication system and procedures, tabletop exercise and full scale exercise.


Title:
Monthly Terror Drills Now Required By Law For Students Including Kindergarten And 1st Graders
Date:
September 13, 2011
Source:
Alexander Higgins

Abstract: Kindergarten and 1st grade students are now required by law to participate in monthly terrorism drills, including active shooter, bomb threat and evacuation drills.

I recently received my 1st grade students back to school paperwork. Going through the packet I found a letter serving notification that my son is now required by law to participate in monthly anti-terrorism drills.

In fact, after doing more research, I learned that all NJ schools which provide services to children from Kindergarten and up are now required by law to participate in monthly drills.

Schools must hold at least twice a year, in addition to the twice a month fire drills the following:

  1. Active shooter
  2. Evacuation (non- fire)
  3. Bomb threat
  4. and Lockdown

On top of those drills, schools will be required to also hold other security drills, which include the following:

  1. Shelter-in-place
  2. Reverse evacuation
  3. Evacuation to relocation site
  4. Testing of school’s notification system and procedures
  5. Testing of school’s communication system and procedures
  6. Tabletop exercise
  7. and Full scale exercise

With a Full Scale Exercise defined by Law as:

"Full Scale Exercise: This is a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional activity involving actual deployment of resources in a coordinated response as if a real incident had occurred. This exercise tests many components of one or more capabilities within emergency response and recovery, and is typically used to assess plans, procedures and coordinated response under crisis conditions."

The letter, which can be viewed here, reads as follows.

Brick Township Public Schools

101 Hendrickson Avenue
Brick, New Jersey 08724-2599
Telephone (732) 785-3000

Office of the Superintendent

September, 2011

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s):

The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priority. To provide schools with the opportunity to practice emergency response procedures, it is necessary to conduct security drills as well as fire drills. The NJ Department of Educations has recently changed the guidelines concerning the frequency of these emergency drills. Each month a school must conduct one fire drill and one security drill which may be a lockdown, bomb threat, evacuation, active shooter, or shelter-in place drill. All schools are now required by law to implement this procedure.

The school district is working closely with the Brick Township Police Department through our school resource officers to correctly implement these procedures. Our staff members have all be trained in our emergency drill procedures and are well prepared should we have to deal with a real emergency. The goals of the training drill are to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries. They also allow us to evaluate our emergency operations plan and improve our response skills.

In order to protect students, in case of an actual emergency students will only be released to the parents and/or other adults listed on the emergency information sheet. Please be sure that this information is current and accurate. It is a good idea to have several trusted adults listed with the school.

This letter serves as notification that the Brick Township Public Schools will be conducting these drills in accordance with the NJ Department of Education Guidelines. The dates and times of the drills will not be announced. you would only be notified if there were a real emergency.

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to call your child’s school office.

Sincerely,
Walter J Hrycenko

Superintendent of Schools (Alexander Higgins, 2011).



OBAMACSI.COM: School Terror Drills
Date: Septemebr 23, 2011
Name: "Operation Mountain Guardian"
Agencies: DHS, FBI, 100+ total
School(s): Smedley Elementary School, Community College of Aurora (Lowry Campus)
Location: Denver, Colorado
Notes: Drill subjected children as young as first grade to a traumatic and frighteningly realistic school shooter scenario involving simulated gunshots, explosions and loud alarms
.


Title:
Terror Drill Terrorizes Children
Date: September 26, 2011
Source:
Infowars

Abstract: A drill involving a SWAT team at a Denver area elementary school subjected children as young as first grade to a traumatic and frighteningly realistic school shooter scenario involving simulated gunshots, explosions and loud alarms.

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Part of the Homeland Security-led Operation Mountain Guardian, it was only one part of a drill that took place at more than 10 locations, including Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, where local, state and federal agencies practiced relocating children and other potential victims, a contingency planned for real events, including terrorism or other emergencies.

While the SuperDome in New Orleans became a symbol of the nightmare of federal emergency control– blocking organic local relief efforts while ‘mismanaging’ its own actions– it is seen as a place of refuge for authorities in Denver under a scenario is planned with more than 100 agencies over more than 18 months.

The plan to use sports stadiums is in keeping with H.R. 645, the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act and other related martial law plans. Infowars.com reporters traveled there Friday to cover the drill.

A long list of agencies in the Denver area taking direction from Homeland Security conducted a terrorism drill known as Operation Mountain Guardian, envisioning among other scenarios, a “Mumbai Style” incident at an area shopping mall.

Police, fire fighters, SWAT teams and many other response teams practiced their lock down at the scene, evacuating victims while sending in anti-bomb squads, positioning shooters at strategic high-rise positions and otherwise clamping down the area.

Martial Law Drill Takes Over Denver Mall With Mumbai Scenario

A long list of agencies in the Denver area taking direction from Homeland Security conducted a terrorism drill known as Operation Mountain Guardian, envisioning among other scenarios, a “Mumbai Style” incident at an area shopping mall. Police, fire fighters, SWAT teams and many other response teams practiced their lock down at the scene, evacuating victims while sending in anti-bomb squads, positioning shooters at strategic high-rise positions and otherwise clamping down the area (Infowars, 2011).





6. FAILED SCHOOL TERROR PLOTS


OBAMACSI.COM: A large amount of school terror plots and apparent patsies have surfaced since the Columbine tragedy. While some of the plots and suspects appear to be misdirected young men, most appear to be ripped from a comic book. These individuals, while portrayed in the media as legitimate, are usually caught with plastic guns, scribbled manifestos, and grandiose schemes that are almost impossible to bring into reality. Nonetheless, these cases are used as ammunition by the government and the media to further terrorize America, push gin legislation, conduct school terror drills, and introduce new police state measures into school security.


OBAMACSI.COM

Date: October 12, 1992
Suspect: Arthur McElroy
Age: 43
Ethnicity: Black
Location: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Weapons: .30-Caliber, semi-automatic gun
Charges: Clinically Insane
Notes: McElroy's weapon jammed and 20 students escaped.



Title:
Man Who Tried To Shoot UNL Students To Get Treatment Plan
Date: February 5, 2009
Source: Journal Star

Abstract:
The ex-University of Nebraska-Lincoln student who tried to fire on fellow students in 1992 fails to understand the gravity of what he did, a psychiatrist at the Lincoln Regional Center said Thursday.

Arthur McElroy has been held at the center’s Forensic Mental Health Services unit since December 1992.

It appears he will remain there for now.

About 20 students escaped injury Oct. 12, 1992, when the .30-caliber, semi-automatic, military carbine McElroy carried into into an actuarial science class jammed.

At an annual review hearing in Lancaster County District Court on Thursday, Dr. Klaus Hartmann, a psychiatrist at the regional center, said McElroy doesn’t appear to be dangerous now.

But, he said, he was concerned McElroy doesn’t realize the seriousness of what he did.

“He either does not remember or does not want to talk about the event that brought him to the attention of law enforcement,” Hartmann said.

And, he said, McElroy has not, to his knowledge, expressed remorse for what he’d done.

Hartmann also was concerned that McElroy doesn’t feel he needs the anti-psychotic medication he takes and “considers himself discharge ready.”

He said McElroy is functioning fairly well. But, he thinks that if he were released he likely would stop taking his medication, which could lead to a relapse.

Hartmann also was concerned about McElroy properly treating a kidney problem and sticking to a proper diet.

Scott Helvie, McElroy’s attorney, pointed out that failing to take medication is a typical problem for people with significant mental illness. And it’s not uncommon to not stick to a diet.

Both could be monitored with home health care, Helvie said.

He also asked what was being done in the way of setting goals and objectives for McElroy.

“That needs to be the ultimate goal of any type of treatment plan,” he said.

Helvie asked Hartmann what the regional center had done last year to address the perceived lack of insight McElroy had for what happened.

Hartmann said he didn’t know which of the treatment team had talked to McElroy about it, and he conceded McElroy may have an understanding and not be vocalizing it. Early on, he said, efforts were more vigorous but progress wasn’t great.

District Judge Paul Merritt Jr. gave the regional center 60 days to prepare a more detailed treatment plan for McElroy (Journal Star, 2005).


OBAMACSI.COM

Date: May 12-13, 1999
Suspect(s): Unknown
Age: Four students—ages 12 through 14
Ethnicity: Unknown
Location: Port Huron, Michigan
Weapons: Unknown
Charges: Unknown
Notes: Plot to “kill more people than Columbine" and commit "rapes". Pipe bomb was found near school but unrelated to case.


Title: Michigan Students Charged With Attempted Murder In Alleged School Massacre Plot
Date:
May 20, 1999
Source:
WSWS News

Abstract:
Four students—ages 12 through 14—are being held in jail after being charged with Four students—ages 12 through 14 at their middle school in Port Huron, Michigan, about 60 miles northeast of Detroit. The students were arrested May 12 and 13 after a 14-year-old classmate told police she overheard some of them talking about planning a school massacre similar to the one at Colorado's Columbine High School last month.

St. Clair County Assistant Prosecutor Michael Wendling said Tuesday the four students at Holland Woods Middle School were planning to steal weapons for a massacre that would “kill more people than Columbine." “This was a calculated plan,” he told a judge at the arraignment of the two youngest boys. “There were maps obtained and there was a discussion in relation to the maps as to how this incident would take place.” Wendling added that the boys were also planning to commit rapes.

Police earlier said the girl who overheard their conversation said the boys' plan was to go on a shooting spree in a gym assembly and detonate a bomb afterwards, acts aimed a killing the school's “preps,” a particular clique of students.

All 21 schools in the 12,000-student district were closed Friday after a pipe bomb was discovered by a custodian near Holland Woods Middle School. The bomb was found shortly after school officials had told parents, gathered to discuss the alleged plot by the four students, that the school was safe. Police said the bomb was unrelated to the alleged plan.

Schools reopened Monday, despite fears of parents and students. A third of the students at the middle school did not show up, even though school officials tightened security by banning backpacks and using guards, police and parent volunteers to examine bags and search students' belongings.

The accused boys are facing adult charges and, if convicted, the 14 year olds would automatically draw life prison sentences without possibility of parole. A judge would have the option of sentencing the younger suspects to adult prison, juvenile rehabilitation or both. Port Huron Area Schools Board President David Devendorf pleaded for the 13-year-olds to be held in custody before the trial, saying, “the parents and children of this community are afraid.” A judge ordered all the boys held in detention on a $100,000 bond.

One of the boy's attorneys argued unsuccessfully for a low bond, saying the Colorado massacre had created a climate of “hysteria,” and that his client's record had never included anything more than “talking in class and running in the halls.”

Little is known about the background of the youth except that they apparently live under oppressed conditions. The family of the 12 year old lives in a hotel room and was planning to leave Michigan at the end of the school year, while one of the 13 year old's father is unemployed and blind, and most live in run-down homes. The school is reportedly located in a comfortable middle class neighborhood.

Two seventh graders in New Jersey were charged Tuesday for stealing chemicals from a science classroom, allegedly to make a bomb to detonate at their school. One of the students was arrested last Friday on charges of theft, weapons possession and terroristic threats and was placed in the county juvenile detention center. Another student was arrested Monday on similar charges and released to his parents. Both boys are 13 and attend Emerson Junior-Senior High School.

Since the April 20 massacre in Littleton, Colorado, which left 15 dead, there has been a wave of real and imagined “copy-cat” threats at schools throughout the US. According to the National School Safety Center of Los Angeles there have been at least 200 cases of classes cancelled across the country, taking place in virtually every state. This is an indication that the social tensions and level of alienation felt by wide layers of youth that led to the Colorado tragedy is endemic.

On Tuesday authorities in Commerce City, Colorado—an industrial suburb just north of Denver—charged two teenagers, ages 15 and 16, with attempted first-degree murder for allegedly planning an attack with two other youth on a local high school. Like the Michigan case, they are being charged as adults and held on $100,000 bond each. Police said an informant tipped them off about the alleged plan to storm Adams City High School. The school was locked down for several hours until the four teens were apprehended May 7.

School officials in the Dallas suburb of Allen, Texas, who last week said they were suspending the final two weeks of classes after repeated bomb threats, said students would return later this week for staggered classes. Officials said Sunday that they only wanted to confuse those calling in the threats and weren't canceling the rest of the school year outright. A total of 9,800 students at three elementary, middle and high schools in Allen were sent home after 11 bomb threats and 8 evacuations in 10 days. Since then school officials have removed payphones and installed metal detectors at all secondary schools, and have begun tracing all phone calls they deem threatening.

In West Palm Beach, Florida, last Saturday's prom at Palm Beach Lakes High School ended early when a nail-studded pipe bomb was found hidden inside an indoor tree planter by the hotel's ballroom entrance. Police bomb-sniffing dogs found nothing after a search of the high school Monday and classes began on schedule.

With little understanding of the societal and psychological causes of school violence and the wave of threats, let alone any serious answers to address them, school officials and the authorities have turned to ever more repressive police measures as the solution.

The American Civil Liberties Union says they are being inundated by complaints that authorities are trampling students' constitutional rights. “I think there's tremendous pressure on schools to do something, to do anything, to prevent another Littleton,” said Raymond Vasvari, legal director of the ACLU of Ohio. “As a result, kids who dress differently, kids whose hair is dyed unnatural colors, some who seem to be brooding or alone are being singled out for discipline.”

The ACLU reported cases of a student being sent to a police station for wearing black clothing and another being interrogated about the chemistry book that he was carrying.

Some other complaints included:

  1. Eleven Ohio students expelled for posting a satirical essay on their Internet web site that administrators called ‘threatening";
  2. A 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl suspended for telling a teacher in a class conversation on the Littleton shootings that she could understand how someone who is teased endlessly could snap;
  3. An Illinois student who was questioned by a psychiatrist for one and a half hours about the video games he plays, and asked if he ever looks for bomb-making instructions on the Internet;

“These administrators, in a panicked response to one tragedy, may be laying the seeds of another tragedy by creating schools that are not open, not tolerant, but suspicious, fearful places,” Vasvari of the ACLU concluded (WSWS News, 1999).


OBAMACSI.COM

Date: Janaury 29, 2001
Suspect: Al Deguzman
Age: 19
Ethnicity: Asian
Location: San Jose, California
Weapons: Sawed-off riflle, sawed-off shotgun
Charges: Suspicion of possessing weapons and explosives.
Notes: Fits the profile of a Stanford University mind control candidate.



Title:
De Anza College Bloodbath Foiled -- Photo Clerk Calls Cops
Date: January 31, 2001
Source:
San Francisco Chronicle

Abstract:
Al Deguzman, a 19-year-old De Anza student, intended to wake up yesterday morning, plant bombs throughout the Cupertino campus and detonate the explosives at lunchtime, starting in De Anza's packed cafeteria, police said.

"There was potential for a lot of death," said San Jose Deputy Police Chief Mike Miceli. "In my 30 years of law enforcement, I can't describe it in any other way. This was an elaborate plan for a mass murder."

The alleged plot, which investigators said had been in the works for two years, was uncovered Monday when a photo lab clerk developed pictures of the suspect standing with an arsenal and called her father, who is a San Jose police officer, said Miceli.

Deguzman was arrested Monday evening when he stopped by the photo lab at a Longs drugstore in San Jose to pick up the pictures, police said. The clerk stalled him so police could get there before he left the store. When Deguzman noticed the officers, he unsuccessfully tried to make a quick getaway, authorities said.

Hours later, investigators with search warrants went to the Flickinger Avenue home that Deguzman shares with his parents and discovered what they later described as a "bone-chilling" plan to massacre students at the college, police said.

They found Deguzman's bedroom stacked from top to bottom with sophisticated handmade bombs, some of which were booby-trapped with detonators that would go off if someone handled them, Miceli said.

Police also found a map of De Anza College, marked with locations where bombs would be placed, and a tape recording that investigators believe Deguzman made Monday outlining his plot, Miceli said. Deguzman's voice is heard on the tape apologizing to the press, his family and friends for what he was about to do, Miceli said.

Miceli said Deguzman had specific targets in mind, but he declined to elaborate on the intended victims. And although there was no suicide note, detectives said they believed Deguzman had planned to die during the bloody attack.

Investigators seized two rifles, a sawed-off rifle and a sawed-off shotgun from the house.

Deguzman was being held without bail last night at the Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of possessing weapons and explosives.

Miceli said investigators didn't know what was behind Deguzman's alleged plot to wreak havoc at the school. He has no apparent criminal record.

"He seemed to be sympathetic toward the fellows in Columbine," Miceli said.

On April 20, 1999, Columbine High School students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold detonated bombs and sprayed their suburban Littleton, Colo., campus near Denver with gunfire, killing 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves.

That same year, Deguzman graduated from Independence High School in San Jose. In his senior year, he was an editor on the award-winning yearbook staff.

The group met several times informally to discuss what happened at Columbine, said Paul Ender, the class's adviser, who has since retired.

"I am in total shock," Ender said about Deguzman's arrest. "I never in a million years would have thought he could be involved in anything like this. But you really don't know anybody, do you?"

Ender described Deguzman as bright and articulate. He said he had been a technical editor on staff, in charge of software and computers used to make the yearbook. But the former student also had an artistic side, according to Ender. When there was down time on the yearbook staff, Deguzman would often create free-form sculptures out of tape, markers, rulers and other office odds and ends.

Deguzman's parents seemed to be the most surprised by the day's discoveries,

saying there was nothing to indicate that the 19-year-old was homicidal. His parents told police that they had no idea their son was stockpiling explosives.

They said they never went into his room because Deguzman was an adult, and they respected his privacy.

They declined an interview with The Chronicle.

Bobby Playa, an 18-year-old who lives four doors down from the Deguzmans, was also stunned.

"He's a straight schoolboy," said Playa, who described his neighbor as someone likely to be a CEO at a major company. "You don't expect anything stupid to happen in his life."

A man claiming to be a close friend of Deguzman's described him as "the most caring, gentle and polite person you'll ever meet."

But Deguzman has a strong distaste for the government, said the friend, who asked not to be identified. He said Deguzman was interested in anarchy and subscribed to an Internet mailing list on anarchism. Once, he posted the Unabomber manifesto to the list, said the friend.

Deguzman also hosted a personal web site, where he made comments referring to the Columbine massacre, San Jose Police Sgt. Steve Dixon said.

Authorities ordered De Anza college's 10,000 students and 1,000 staff members off the campus about 9 a.m. yesterday after determining that what they had found was a credible threat, said Santa Clara County Sheriff's Sgt. Doug Rogers.

The Santa Clara County sheriff's bomb squad and federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents used explosive-sniffing dogs to sweep the sprawling campus.

The threatened attack left students and faculty angry.

"This is one of the most terrifying acts an individual can commit," said Martha Kanter, president of the college. "I'm very angry" (San Francisco Chronicle, 2001).


OBAMACSI.COM

Date: February 14, 2001
Suspect: Jeremy Getman
Age: 18
Ethnicity: Unknwn
Location: Elmira, New York
Weapons: .22-caliber Ruger semiautomatic, 14 pipe bombs, 3 carbon dioxide cartridge bombs filled with gunpowder, one propane bomb and a sawed-off shotgun with several rounds
Charges: Unknown
Notes:


Title:
Specter Of Armed Attack At School Shakes Elmira
Date: February 17, 2001
Source:
New York Times

Abstract:
He helped other students with their homework and waved politely to his neighbors, but there was still something about Jeremy Getman that unsettled more than a few of them.

For some, it was the way he stared at them, or kept to himself and kicked at rocks while waiting for the school bus. For others, it was that he seemed to play with firecrackers and matches a lot, or that he threw objects into the road to watch cars run over them.

Whatever the reason, attention was paid Wednesday morning when Mr. Getman, an 18-year-old senior at Southside High School, passed a disturbing note to another student. That student gave the note to a teacher, who alerted school administrators. A police officer was dispatched to find Mr. Getman.

The officer found him in the school cafeteria, armed with a .22-caliber Ruger semiautomatic, the police said. Beside him was a duffel bag crammed with 14 pipe bombs, 3 carbon dioxide cartridge bombs filled with gunpowder, one propane bomb and a sawed-off shotgun with several rounds of pellets.

Mr. Getman was arrested, all 1,200 students were evacuated and no one was injured. But the specter of an armed attack on a local high school has shaken parents and students in this working-class city of 30,000 near the Pennsylvania border, and evoked the inevitable memories of the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado.

''It could happen anywhere,'' said John R. Trice, the Chemung County district attorney. ''And the potential was there with the amount of firepower.''

The authorities would not say whether Mr. Getman had made any threat, though they charged him with 11 counts of criminal possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to use on a person or property. They would not disclose the contents of the handwritten note he passed to a female student, other than to say that it did not threaten that student but aroused suspicion.

Since Mr. Getman's arrest, bomb squads have searched student lockers and restrooms, and even swept the rafters of the auditorium. Though the police say they discovered eight bombs at Mr. Getman's home, no more weapons have been found at the school.

Still, a sense of unease lingers. About 300 students stayed home on Thursday, and 60 parents met with school officials that night (New York Times, 2001).


OBAMACSI.COM

Date: March 16, 2004
Suspect: Josh Magee
Age: 17
Ethnicity: White
Location: Malcom, Nebraska
Weapons:  20 homemade bombs, rifle
Charges: Attempted murder
Notes:



Title:
Nebraska Teen's Bomb Plot Foiled
Date: March 18, 2004
Source: USA Today

Abstract: A teenager was charged with attempted murder after police found him outside school with 20 homemade bombs, a rifle and a note saying he wanted to injure everyone at his high school except for three friends.

Authorities believe they averted what could have been the worst school shooting since the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School.

Josh Magee, 17, was arrested Tuesday in the parking lot of Malcolm High School after a staff member saw him swigging liquor from a flask and putting on a black overcoat.

Police who searched Magee's car found a bolt-action rifle, several rounds of ammunition, small bottles of propane and rigged containers of a petroleum-based propellent.

"It had the potential of going badly," said Superintendent Gene Neddenriep. "With this student, at this school, on this particular day, we were successful. We got lucky."

Parents and school officials in this tiny town north of Lincoln said Magee often spoke about Columbine, where Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and a teacher before killing themselves.

"He asked them in class last week if they knew who Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were," said Julia Lostrah, whose daughter is Magee's classmate. "Then he said, 'I know them.'"

The arrest came in the same week that authorities in another rural town in the heartland avoided a potentially violent school encounter.

Two second-grade boys and an 11-year-old schoolmate were arrested Wednesday in Forsyth, Mont., on charges that they buried a loaded handgun in a playground sandbox and plotted to shoot and stab a third-grade girl during recess. Authorities said the boys intended to harm the young girl because she had teased two of them.

No one answered the door Thursday at Magee's red-brick home just down the road from the school in Malcom, a town so small that its downtown streets are unpaved.

School and law enforcement officials said his mother works as a chef in Lincoln, and his father is serving in Afghanistan in the military.

Magee, who has attended Malcolm schools since kindergarten, was always been on the district's radar, Neddenriep said.

"All the way through, he was just a little different," he said. "He liked to be alone, he didn't take part in many things. His enjoyment was weapons."

The superintendent said he wasn't aware of reports that Magee was a target of bullies. "There were never any incidents reported," he said.

When students began reporting to faculty that Magee bragged of making and testing explosives at home, Neddenriep said, the school paid close attention to the teen.

Magee then began showing some interest in school activities, he said.

Lostrah, who is also the school district's administrative assistant, said Magee joined the cross-country team and was an impressive musician.

"He was very talented," she said.

Magee was being held in a juvenile jail, but he was charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder.

Neddenriep said the school of about 450 students will refine its safety policies in the wake of Magee's arrest.

"There's one thing I did learn," Neddenriep said. "It can happen anywhere" (USA Today, 2004).



OBAMACSI.COM

Date: October 11, 2007
Suspect: Dillon Cossey
Age: 14
Ethnicity: White
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Weapons: .22-caliber handgun, a .22-caliber rifle, 9 mm semiautomatic rifle with a laser scope,
Charges: Solicitation to commit terror
Notes: The boy's arrest came the same day a 14-year-old in Ohio opened fire at his Cleveland high school, wounding four before killing himself.

Title: Police: Mother Bought Guns for Pennsylvania Boy Charged With School Plot
Date: October 12, 2007
Source:
Fox News

Abtract:
A troubled tenneager accused of plotting a school attack built up a stash of weapons with help of him mother, authorities said.

Michele Cossey, 46, was arrested Friday on charges of illegally buying her home-schooled son, Dillon, a .22-caliber handgun, a .22-caliber rifle and a 9 mm semiautomatic rifle with a laser scope.

The parents were indulging the boy's interests because he was unhappy, not knowingly aiding a school assault, Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor said Friday. The parents didn't know of the teen's plans, but "by virtue of her indulgence, she enabled him to get in this position," Castor said.

Authorities have said they do not believe an attack was imminent and are not even certain one would have occurred.

"This was a smart kid that clearly believes he was picked on and was a victim," Castor said. "He had psychological issues and began to act out on those feelings."

Dillon Cossey, who was arrested Wednesday, felt bullied and tried to recruit another boy for a possible attack at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, authorities said. The teen previously attended middle school in the district, but had been taught at home for more than a year after voluntarily leaving school.

Acting on a tip from high school student, Lewis Bennett III and his father, police searched the boy's bedroom and found the 9 mm rifle, about 30 air-powered guns modeled to look like higher-powered weapons, swords, knives, a bomb-making book, videos of the 1999 Columbine attack in Colorado and violence-filled notebooks, Castor said.

The mother bought the semiautomatic rifle at a gun show on Sept. 23 and provided police with a receipt, investigators said in court papers. The teenager said the two .22-caliber weapons were stored at a friend's house.

She was charged with unlawful transfer of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a minor, corruption of a minor, endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of reckless endangerment, and later released on bail. She did not comment at the hearing.

Her attorney, Tim Woodward, said, "I'm sure she loves her kid."

The teen, who also had a brief court appearance Friday, was ordered held at a juvenile facility while he receives psychiatric evaluation. He was charged with solicitation to commit terror and other counts, but his lawyer, J. David Farrell, stressed that all but one of the weapons prosecutors put on display were pellet guns and air rifles.

At a press conference in their Conshohocken, Pa. home, the parents of the teen who tipped police off about the possible school attack, praised their son.

"We are really proud of our son, his maturity, and the way he is handling the media," said Lewis Bennett, Jr., the boy's father. "Wednesday my son learned of new information and that added to the information he had. That is what seemed to make it a more serious event. That is why we went to the police department."

While Dillon Cossey had been to their house, the teen's mother was concerned about him.

"(His) preoccupation with guns, when he would call the house and my son wasn't available, he would call persistently," said Lewis Bennett III's mother. "Things that make a red flag, but not sure of what is going on. He was always polite. A soft spoken child child."

It is legal for children to possess air guns in Pennsylvania. Farrell also noted it is legal for a minor to fire weapons under adult supervision and said he didn't believe the students at Plymouth Whitemarsh were in any danger.

"They're showing 30 guns on a desk that appear to be handguns and saying this was a Columbine in the making," Farrell said. "That's simply not borne out by the facts."

Dillon Cossey told investigators he was planning an attack on the school, Castor said, but authorities do not believe he was close to pulling it off. Castor said he believes the teen Cossey asked to help him was the first person he approached for assistance.

On his MySpace page, Dillon Cossey made frequent references to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold and describes their 1999 massacre at Columbine High School as one of his interests. The page, headlined "Mess with the best, Die like the rest," features tribute videos to the Columbine shooters and includes a still from surveillance video of the attack.

Police, who searched the boy's home with his parents' permission, also discovered seven explosive devices Castor has described as homemade grenades: plastic containers filled with BBs to which gunpowder could be added. Authorities said one was operable and the others had been in the process of being assembled.

The search did not turn up any ammunition for the semiautomatic rifle.

Castor said he suspects Cossey "was a target for bullies because he was overweight and not fully developed socially," but that mental problems might have exaggerated the effect of the bullying.

"I have read things that he wrote. ... He has severe mental disturbances," Castor said.

Authorities said Friday that the boy's father also tried to buy his son a rifle in December 2005, but was not allowed to because he was a felon.

Frank Cossey was sentenced to house arrest for lying about his criminal record when he went to buy a .22-caliber rifle, police said Friday. On his application he said he had never been convicted of a felony, but he had pleaded guilty in 1981 to manslaughter in a drunken driving death in Oklahoma and sent to prison, police said.

The boy's arrest came the same day a 14-year-old in Ohio opened fire at his Cleveland high school, wounding four before killing himself.

The high school student who tipped off police with his father told the Philadelphia Daily News he was "sick of hearing about all these school shootings."

"I didn't want another kid to do the same thing and keep this chain of events going on," Lewis Bennett said.

Michele Cossey faces a maximum sentence of up to seven years in prison on the gun-transfer charge alone, but the prosecutor expects she would get a lighter sentence (Fox News, 2007).


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Date: November 28, 2007
Suspect: Patrick Quigley, Joseph Saia, Unknown Suspect
Age: 15-16
Ethnicity: Unknown
Location: LaGrange, New York
Weapons: N/A
Charges: 4th degree conspiracy
Notes:  3 Hudson Valley high school students Wednesday and charged them with plotting to attack their school on the 11th anniversary of the Columbine attacks

Title:
Hudson Valley High Students Arrested, Charged With Plotting School Attack
Date: November 28, 2007
Source: NY Daily News

Abstract: State police arrested three Hudson Valley high school students Wednesday and charged them with plotting to attack their school on the 11th anniversary of the Columbine attacks.

The arrests followed an investigation of a threat described on the online social networking site, MySpace.com. Police said the students posted messages and photos describing an attack planned for April 20, 2010, at Arlington High School in LaGrangeville, about 65 miles north of New York City.

Troopers arrested Patrick Quigley, 16, and Joseph Saia, 16, of Poughquag, and a 15-year-old from Hopewell Junction whose name was withheld because of his age. They were all charged with 4th degree conspiracy, a felony.

Barbara Donegan, assistant superintendent for the school district, said school officials and police were alerted to the alleged plot when a student saw the MySpace posting and reported it to one of the high school principals. She said the Internet posting "seemed to be a credible, serious threat."

The students mapped out and clearly identified areas in the school that were to be targeted, state police said.

Donegan said the school was searched and no bombs or other harmful objects were found.

The older boys were arraigned before LaGrange Town Justice Steven Greller and sent to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. The younger boy was held in a detention center for arraignment in family court Thursday morning.

In 1999, two teens killed 13 people and wounded two dozen others at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., before both committing suicide (NY Daily News, 2007).


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Date: April 19, 2008
Suspect: N/A
Age: 16
Ethnicity: N/A
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
Weapons: N/A
Charges: Four students—ages 12 through 14
Notes: Suspect allegedly wrote that he wanted "instant recognition" for shooting a record number of victims and that he wouldn't feel sorry about it. Suspect plotted with Lee Billi, 33, of suburban Cleveland whom with he exchanged e-mails.

Title:
Documents: Boy Aimed To Set Massacre 'Record'
Date: June 4, 2008
Source: MSNBC

Abstract:
A teenager accused of plotting a school attack wrote that he wanted "instant recognition" for shooting a record number of victims and that he wouldn't feel sorry about it, according to documents unsealed Tuesday.

A black spiral notebook authorities obtained from the 16-year-old boy's locker at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Ind., contained handwritten entries in which the teen expressed his hatred for most of the people at the school.

"I wanna break the current shooting record. I wanna get instant recognition. The only thing that stops me is the fact of being put in jail forever, or having to kill myself, or getting killed by an officer. I could kill anyone without feeling sorry because society sucks!!!" read an entry dated April 18, the day before he was arrested.

The teenager has been charged with a juvenile count of conspiracy to commit murder and a denial plea has been entered on his behalf. A hearing is scheduled on June 11 to determine whether he'll stay in juvenile custody.

Simultaneous Mass Murders?

He is accused of plotting with Lee Billi, 33, of suburban Cleveland. Authorities said Billi and the teenager exchanged e-mails in April, discussing simultaneous mass murders at the teen's high school and at another location that police haven't identified.

A search warrant affidavit filed to obtain a judge's approval to search Billi's computer and disks was unsealed Tuesday.

According to the documents, the teenager told authorities his violent thoughts began when his girlfriend broke up with him.

Attacks Allegedly Planned for Sept. 11

He chatted online with Billi about obtaining "party favors," a code name for guns and bombs, the documents say. An entry in the teen's notebook says they planned their attacks to be carried out on Sept. 11.

A message seeking comment was left after business hours Tuesday at the office of the teen's lawyer, James Nafe of South Bend, Ind.

Billi was arrested April 24 and has pleaded not guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit murder, 38 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and one count of possessing criminal tools.

He is being represented by the Cuyahoga County public defender's office, and a message left there late Tuesday wasn't immediately returned.

Authorities said the plot was detected when a school officer investigating an unrelated threat discovered Internet postings in which the teen discussed his support for the Columbine High School shooters, who killed 12 classmates and a teacher before committing suicide in 1999 (MSNBC, 2008).


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Date: December 9, 2008
Suspect: N/A
Age: 15
Ethnicity: N/A
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Weapons: 3 guns
Charges: Attempted murder
Notes: Suspect allegedly stole his father's guns to use in a suicidal attack against enemies at his suburban Philadelphia high school but was thwarted when a friend threw the weapons in a river.

Title: Pennsylvania Teen Charged In Foiled School Attack Plot
Date: December 9, 2008
Source: KSDK News

Abstract:
A 15-year-old boy stole his father's guns to use in a suicidal attack against enemies at his suburban Philadelphia high school but was thwarted when a friend threw the weapons in a river, authorities said.

The alleged plot was uncovered after the father reported the three weapons missing, prompting a police investigation that led to an attempted murder charge filed Tuesday against his son.

The Pottstown High School freshman was being held in a secure facility, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman told The Associated Press. He does not yet have a lawyer, and no court dates are scheduled, she said.

Authorities say he took the a revolver, two semiautomatic pistols and ammunition from his father's basement gun locker in early November. He gave them to a friend, hoping the friend would take them to school when directed, authorities said.

Instead, the friend told his stepmother about the weapons, and she drove the boy to a river so he could get rid of them, investigators said. Police dive teams recovered the handguns.

Ferman described the suspect as a loner with a history of depression and mental-health problems. While previously a good student, he was repeating his freshman year, she said.

The teen initially planned to carry out the attack this year but delayed it until next year because school officials, aware of the stolen gun report, had stepped up security. The teen told investigators he was going to shoot people he did not like, then himself, authorities said.

The charge is attempted murder because the teen took "substantial steps" -- stealing the guns and giving them to the friend -- to carry out the crime, Ferman said.

"He had gotten so far along in that plan that he had the immediate capacity to commit the crime," she said.

The Pottstown School District, about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia, has about 3,200 students.

The same district attorney's office last year accused a 14-year-old of amassing a cache of weapons and plotting an assault on a high school. The teen, who had been bullied and pulled out of public school in the seventh grade, admitted to three felonies -- criminal solicitation, risking a catastrophe and possession of an instrument of crime -- and is now in a juvenile center (KSDK News, 2008)


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Date: March 8, 2009
Suspect: N/A
Age: 13
Ethnicity: White
Location: Drexil Hill, Pennsylvania
Weapons: 2 plastic pellet guns
Charges: N/A
Notes: The 13 -year-old-boy's plot unraveled when another boy revealed that he'd been recruited to take hostages at the school and shoot anyone who resisted


Title: Teen Busted For Alleged School Terror Plot
Date: March 11, 2009
Source: MSNBC

Abstract: An alleged shooting plot has rattled the community of a small Drexel Hill catholic school.

An eighth grader at St. Andrew the Apostle School was arrested on campus Tuesday for trying to recruit fellow students to carry out a plot on the school, according to police.

The 13 -year-old-boy's plot unraveled when another boy revealed that he'd been recruited to take hostages at the school and shoot anyone who resisted, said police.

The teen's family said Wednesday night that he never intended to hurt anyone.

The boy had two plastic pellet guns in his backpack that he planned to use to carry out the plot, according to Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.

The plastic guns looked could have been easily for a real weapon, said Chitwood. If the child had drawn the gun police would have shot him, he said.

St. Andrew School is a small catholic, co-ed school with only 266 students from kindergarten to eighth grade. Details of the alleged plot shocked the school community, said school officials.

The school had security measures in place for this type of situation, according to School Monsignor Albin Gouse.

The teen has been on police radar recently, suspected in several robberies and burglaries, according to police.

He is also suspected of stealing $370 from a classroom at his former school, Holy Child Academy in Drexel Hill, Pa., sources told NBC 10.

Quite a few parents came to a meeting Wednesday night at the school with Chitwood and Msgr. Gouse.

"I'm pretty shocked because it’s a great school. The kids are really great. Just a nice school very peaceful," said parent Mary Aldrich (NBC, 2011).


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Date: October 19, 2009
Suspect: N/A
Age: 15
Ethnicity: N/A
Location: Monroe, New York
Weapons: Bottles of gasoline, makeshift fuses, a torch, a 2-foot machete and three tanks of propane
Charges: N/A
Notes: Police said the boy told them he was “actively seeking a military assault-style weapon that could hold as many rounds as possible,

Title:
Teen Accused Of Plotting Attack At Monroe-Woodbury On Columbine Anniversary
Date: October 21, 2009
Source: Times Herald

Abstract: A 15-year-old boy from Monroe was already on juvenile probation when he broke down crying, police said Tuesday night, as he admitted he stockpiled bottles of gasoline, makeshift fuses, a torch, a 2-foot machete and three tanks of propane in a plot to attack former fellow students at Monroe-Woodbury High School.

The unnamed youth was arrested Monday evening, after his house was searched by Monroe village police and members of the Orange County District Attorney's Office. Police said he told them he planned to attack the school on April 20, the anniversary of the 1999 attacks by two students at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., and the birthday of Adolf Hitler.

The youth was already known to police because he'd been arrested in January, Monroe police Chief Dominic W. Giudice Jr. said Tuesday night, before he held a news conference with Monroe-Woodbury Superintendent Joe DiLorenzo.

That case was prosecuted through Family Court, where the details are under seal. Giudice said the offense involved in the January arrest was nonviolent.

But more recently, police received new information about the boy's activities, culminating with a tip that led police to obtain a search warrant from an Orange County Court judge.

“You have to believe, when you see what we found, that it was a credible threat,” Giudice said before the news conference.

An investigation was ongoing late Tuesday, but police said it appeared the youth acted alone.

“He wanted to talk about it,” said Monroe Detective David Conklin, who interviewed the youth for about 45 minutes after the search warrant was executed at the boy's house. He was being held in a psychiatric facility for children Tuesday, and it wasn't clear Tuesday night when he would be brought to court.

The teen wasn't home at the time of the 7 p.m. search, but when authorities explained why they were there, the boy's father went out and found him, then brought him back home.

The boy's parents had absolutely no clue about the plan their son is accused of formulating, Giudice said.

“They've been nothing but cooperative with the investigation,” he said.

The boy told police that he “had a lot of hatred” toward many of his fellow students, police said in a news release Tuesday. They said he recently began attending another school, which they didn't name.

DiLorenzo said the boy is registered as a freshman at Monroe-Woodbury, but hasn't attended class in any of its buildings since September 2008.

“He's currently attending a satellite school,” DiLorenzo said. He wouldn't identify that school.

DiLorenzo said parents were notified of the arrest in a letter that was sent home with students Tuesday, as well as an announcement that was posted on the district's Web site on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the boy also told them he was “actively seeking a military assault-style weapon that could hold as many rounds as possible,” and that he had already purchased a black trench coat like the ones worn by the Columbine killers.

Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris murdered 13 of their fellow students at Columbine before they killed themselves. Police said that during their interview with the Monroe youth Monday night, he told them other students had bullied him because they said he bore a resemblance to Harris (Times Herald, 2009).


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Date: August 5, 2011
Suspect: 3 Boys
Age: 15
Ethnicity: White
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Weapons: N/A
Charges: Conspiracy to commit terrorism
Notes: Suspects allegedly targeted specific students, but part of the plan was also indiscriminate shooting.


Title: Police: School Shooting Plot In Louisiana Foiled
Date: August 5, 2011
Source: Fox News

Abstract: Authorities in suburban New Orleans said Friday they uncovered three teenagers' plot to shoot fellow high school students on campus during the first day of classes.

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Lakeshore High School officials became aware of a group calling themselves Day Zero last month when other students contacted administrators. The teens had targeted specific students, but part of the plan was also indiscriminate shooting, said St. Tammany Parish Cpl. George Bonnett.

"Investigators learned the students had a detailed plan for procuring weapons and bringing them to school Monday. They intended to kill any law enforcement officials at the school who tried to stop them and then collect their weapons," police said.

Sheriff Jack Strain said the three 15-year-old boys were being held at a juvenile detention center on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism and more charges were possible.

"They made no attempt to deny their involvement with the plan and admitted their intentions," police said. "All three were cooperative with investigators."

The boys' identifies have not been released and it wasn't clear whether they had attorneys.

Police would not comment about a possible motive.

Deputies began investigating July 17 and the teens turned themselves in this week. A bond hearing Monday will decide if they can leave the detention center.

Strain said extra deputies will be posted at Lakeshore High on Monday, though authorities believe everyone involved was arrested.

One of the boys is from the Mandeville area, an affluent bedroom community about 25 miles north of New Orleans where the school is located. The other two were from nearby Lacombe, a slightly less affluent and rural.

St. Tammany Parish Schools Superintendent Trey Folse said he did not know how many students reported the threat or how worried they were.

"It alerted them enough to turn it over to authorities, with trust that the people they alerted would look into it and take it seriously."

"I'm very proud of them for stepping up and doing the right thing," Folse said (Fox News, 2011).


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Date: August 16, 2011
Suspect: Jared Cano
Age: 17
Ethnicity: White
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida
Weapons: Fuel sources, shrapnel, a timing device and fusing devices.
Charges: Four students—ages 12 through 14
Notes: Suspect allegedly had planned to kill 32 people, including two principals



Title: Tampa police: Student Planned 'Catastrophic' School Plot
Date: August 17, 2011
Source: CNN

Abstract: Tampa police said they were able to thwart a mass murder plot that was planned for the first day of classes next Tuesday.

Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor said that police were able to stop a former student from carrying out what could have been a "a potentially catastrophic event" thanks to a tip from a citizen who came forward.

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Hillsborough School District spokesman Steve Hegarty confirmed to CNN that a former student, who hasn't attended Freedom High School for a year and a half, had been arrested in connection with the alleged plot. Castor said there was no indication anyone else besides the one suspect was involved in the plot.

That student allegedly had planned to kill 32 people, including two principals, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

Tampa Police officers received a tip about the plot at 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, police said.

Chief Jane Castor said during the search officers found a minute-by-minute manifesto showing what the suspect planned to do on the first day of school. Police also found materials that could have been used to make explosives including fuel sources, shrapnel, a timing device and fusing devices.

Along with the manifesto police said they also found "schematic drawings of rooms inside Freedom High School and disturbing statements about [Cano's] intent to kill."

Castor said 17-year-old Jared Cano's plan indicated that he intended to detonate explosive devices throughout the school. His plans specifically mentioned the names of two faculty members, she said.

The materials would have been extremely dangerous, Castor said, noting that if detonated they would have resulted in serious injuries "up to and including death." Police said they did not find any firearms in the suspect's apartment, but noted he had been arrested in the past for having firearms.

Hegarty said the school became aware of the incident when the Freedom High School principal sent out a "robocall" to parents and teachers.

"We take threats seriously," Hagerty told CNN.

Freedom High School Principal Chris Farkas as soon as they learned about the incident they began working with Tampa police.

He said that his immediate reaction was not an emotional one, but to find out if there was a credible threat and act on it.

"Some of the fear and emotional reaction came when we found the specifics of what they found in the apartment," he said.

Farkas added that Cano had been expelled from the school for an off campus incident, but did not provide further details. He said extra police will be present for the first day of school to make sure students and teachers feel safe. He said that if Cano had shown up at the school, many teachers and administrators would have known he was not allowed to be there.

"It would have been a red flag," he said.

Farkas said that teachers had been in school for safety training only 24 hours before Farkas had to stand in front of them again and explain that one of the scenarios they had discussed had actually come true.

Cano has been charged with threatening to throw, project, place or discharge a destructive device; possession of bomb making materials, cultivation of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, police said.

Police said it will be up to the State Attorney's Office to determine whether the suspect will be charged as a juvenile or as an adult (CNN, 2011).



7. THE COLUMBINE MASSACRE


OBAMACSI.COM: The tragedy known as the Columbine Massacre is even more tragic once it is understood that the event was planned and executed by U.S. governmental agencies. This is evidenced by the 60 witnesses that have gone on record stating that the shooters WERE NOT Derick Harris Dylan Klebold. Other events surrounding the tragedy shows that more than 2 shooters were in the school that day and that governmental agencies were in and around the school prior to the shooting. 

Title: Columbine High School Massacre
Date: April 20, 1999
Source: Wikipedia

Abstract: The Columbine High School massacre occurred on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States, near Denver and Littleton.

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Two senior students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, embarked on a massacre, killing 12 students and 1 teacher. They also injured 21 other students directly, and three people were injured while attempting to escape.

The pair then committed suicide. It is the fourth-deadliest school massacre in United States history, after the 1927 Bath School disaster, 2007 Virginia Tech massacre,and the 1966 University of Texas massacre, and the deadliest for an American high school.

The massacre provoked debate regarding gun control laws, the availability of firearms in the United States, and gun violence involving youths.

Much discussion also centered on the nature of high school cliques, subcultures, and bullying, as well as the role of violent movies and video games in American society.

The shooting resulted in an increased emphasis on school security, and a moral panic aimed at goth culture, social outcasts, the gun culture, the use of pharmaceutical anti-depressants by teenagers, violent films and music, teenage internet use, and violent video games (Wikipedia, 2011).



Title:
The Unanswered Questions Of The Columbine High School Massacre
Date: April 20, 2009
Abstract:

The Columbine High School Massacre (April 20, 1999, Denver, Colorado, 15 dead, 24 wounded)
  1. Why did numerous ear-witnesses say at least one attacker was firing a fully-automatic weapon?
  2. Why did police concentrate on setting up a perimeter at the same time dispatch(via phone) is hearing the sound of gunshots within the school?
  3. Why did it take police so long to enter the school, and why did it take almost three hours for them to reach the library, the area where the shooters were last seen? Who gave the orders not to go in?
  4. Why did over 100 eye- and ear- witnesses dispute the official theory of only two shooters? Why did over 40 of those witnesses identify other participants BY NAME?
  5. If the two shooters committed suicide shortly after noon, as police claim, how come at least 35 witnesses saw or heard suspects/gunshots/explosions after that time?
  6. Why are there conflicting eyewitness accounts on the place and manner in which at least four of the dead victims were killed? Were victims being moved around? Was the crime scene being rearranged?
  7. If left-handed Klebold shot himself in the left temple, why was his suicide weapon found clutched in his right hand?
  8. How did students manage to keep seriously wounded teacher Dave Sanders alive for more than three hours while awaiting rescue, yet he was dead within 20 minutes of the police taking control of him? His corpse was later found with his shirt off. Is that first-aid? Or a sure-fire way of sending someone into shock?
  9. What was the motive? Why would two teens who were not bullied, did not hate everyone, and were not psychopathic suddenly decide to destroy the lives of a dozen fellow students and themselves just six weeks before graduation?
  10. Why would Harris and Klebold plan for a suicide mission and at the same time make normal plans for a post 4-20 future? Like seeking help on an English class essay from a teacher a few days before the attack, like making a date to see a movie the day after, like putting in a work schedule for the next week, like going to an out-of-town college with your dad to pick out a dorm room, like making plans to visit your old friends in New York.
  11. Where is the gun shot residue(GSR) test evidence for Harris and Klebold and the other suspects?
  12. Why was fingerprint evidence for Harris and Klebold not found on all but two of the hundreds of obects gathered at the scene? Whose fingerprints, if any, were found on the weapons seizedWhy does the official story claim, without a shred of evidence, that it was Harris and Klebold that set the South Wadsworth diversionary bomb (an incendiary device that exploded a couple of miles away from the school at the same time the shooting started)?
  13. Why did authorities claim the two shotguns seized had no serial numbers when later documents clearly show they did have serial numbers? Why did they not try to find out who sold Harris and Klebold the Hi-Point 9mm rifle and the pump-action shotgun that were used in the shooting?
  14. Were the school administrators warned, as rumored? Who was Principle Frank DeAngelis looking for, as reported by one student who saw him running up and down the interior cafeteria stairs right before the shooting broke out?
  15. Why did a science teacher tell his students that they had been expecting a fire drill? Was a bomb found in a trash can on 4-19, as one source indicated? Were bomb threats phoned into the school on the morning of 4-20, as two others claimed?
  16. Why didn't the Final Report conclude that shooters entered Science rooms 1 and 8, when numerous shell casings were taken from these areas?
  17. Why didn't the Final Report mention the brief exit of a shooter on the east side, according to many eyewitnesses?
  18. If the person seen on the roof of the school was a repairman, as police claim, why do witnesses say he was holding a weapon? Were shell casings found there, as some said?
  19. Who scheduled 'crisis training' drills at Columbine High Schol(CHS) in the weeks before and what was the exact nature of this training?
  20. What was a Denver police officer and a JeffCo sheriff doing at CHS that morning before the shooting started?
  21. What does reputed video evidence from the library and admin office areas show? Why does local media refuse to release on-scene video footage from the first half-hour of the incident?
  22. What happened to all the evidence taken from the computers of the trenchcoat mafia gang?
  23. Where are dozens of missing interviews of students, especially those in the science hall? Why are there still thousands of pages of investgatory materials that have never been made public, including hundreds of reports of non-Columbine witnesses and tipsters?
  24. Why has the school district's own report on the shooting, which included the extensive disciplinary records of the trenchcoat mafia associates, not been made public?
  25. Did investigators even try to interview Harris' psychologist, the man perhaps best positioned to know his mental state at the time?
  26. Why did investigators show a remarkable lack of curiousity about connections with numerous similar school violence-related incidents occuring around the same time in the metro-Denver area and around the country?
  27. Why did LAPD and Los Angeles Sheriff's Office personnel travel to the scene afterwards? What was the subject of a 10-minute phone call made by the NYPD to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office on 4-20?
  28. Who invited the FBI and the ATF to the scene?
  29. Why was the US Attorney's Office (federal) consulted on 'prosecutive decisions' for this local crime?
  30. Why was all but one of the seven 'investigatory' teams headed or co-headed by an FBI man? (the one exception was a team headed by a CBI(Colorado Bureau of Investigation) man, who was himself 'ex'-FBI) Was the entire crime scene 'federalized' soon after the shooting started, under powers granted by the 'Anti-terrorism Act' ("for the protection of the people and the state") signed by President Clinton exactly three years before- on April 20, 1996?
  31. Why did FBI special agent Dwayne Fusilier not recuse himself from the investigation, as his son helped make a Columbine school video two years before that eerily mimicked the shooting?
  32. What were two high-ranking military figures (a colonel and a general) in cami uniforms doing at the scene? Why was a memorial service at a public park afterwards ringed by military trucks? Who authorized a flyover by military jets and why?
  33. Why did the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) hold a four-day disaster training course 18 months before, "designed specially to adress the needs of Jefferson County," for future Sheriff John Stone and other county representatives?
  34. Is it just coincidence that the episode of CBS' television show "The Promised Land" that was scheduled to air that week featured a kid firing a gun in front of a Denver high school? Or that the plot of the WB's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" for that week was a student gunman and a plot to kill every one at school? Or that MTV aired a Justice Department-produced program called "Warning Signs" about violence and its effect on young people on 4-22-99 (date was scheduled before Columbine)? Or that, before 4-20-99, the History Channel had scheduled to show a program called "Slaughter at Schools" (hosted by Mike Wallace) for May 10?
  35. When ABC's "20/20" news program decided to do a show about a disturbing new educational phenomenom called 'Death Education,' back in the early '90s, why did they choose Columbine High as the featured school? (Prison Planet, 2009).



Title: The Columbine High School Massacre: 60 Eyewitnesses Can't Be Wrong
Date: April 20, 2009
Source: Prison Planet

Abstract: There is a great deal of evidence that more were involved than just Harris or Klebold. Among the best evidence are eyewitnesses who saw and recognized other participants in the crime. The below lists contains most of those who saw and were able to name other attackers at Columbine, plus a few more whose descriptions of the shooter(s) cannot possibly be either Harris or Klebold.

The following eyewitnesses identified a 'Robert' or 'Robert Perry' as one of the attackers:

1. Cyrstal Archuleta (EP1-197): "...she did see one person throw a pipe bomb. .....She told me at the time she thought it was Robert Perry."

2. Seth Dubois (EP21-125): "...Seth told Katherine(Carlston) that Robert Perry was seen shooting a girl in the back while leaving the library."

3. Wade Allen Frank (EP1-91): "Mr. Frank told me that he thought origonally one of the individuals(shooting) was someone by the name of Robert..." "He stated that the person was tall, approximately 6'3" and kind of ackward(sic) and gangly."

4. Bryan Frye (EP25-69): "He stated that the person he had previously believed this shooter to be was Robert Perry. .....In a previous interview, after receiving his yearbook, he had told his father that he believed the shooter to be Robert Perry. He also stated that the gunman had bad acne."

5. Courtney Haulman (EP25-91): "There was three guys. The guy I remember most was the main guy. He's over 6' tall and has long curly dark-colored hair. He was wearing a trench coat. His name is Robert Perry."

6. Lacey Hohn (EP1-186): "...can you identify or descibe who was shooting? ....Ms. Hohn said that she does not believe it was Harris or Klebold. Ms. Hohn believes it was an individual named Robert."

7. Bijen Monty (EP1-110): "I asked her if she saw the source of the shooting. She told me she saw who she thought, at the time, was Robert Perry with a gun hanging around his neck. She said she never actually saw him shoot the weapon.

"She asked me if I had any information in regards to Robert Perry. I informed her I did not." (20063): "During interview with (Jennifer) Falbo, she stated a friend, Bijen Monte, told her on the night of April 20, 199, the she (Monte) was in the cafeteria by the pop machines when this event began at CHS--Monte told Falbo that she saw (Redacted) enter the cafeteria with a 'handful of things.' He then threw these things which caused loud explosios. Monte said (Redacted) was wearing a white t-shirt and unknown pants." "Bijen Monte stated she was outside the commons area eating lunch. Heard shooting and then saw (Redacted) with a gun standing over two downed male victims. Monte picked (Redacted) from a photo lineup."

8. Tessa Nelson (EP1-113): "I asked her if she saw the source of the shots. She said she saw a male, who she thought was Robert Perry, wearing boots, dark jeans with dark hair, walking down the stairs outside the cafeteria. She said the male suspect pulled a gun and started shooting."

9. Katelyn Sue Place (EP21-285): Kate said, "It was (Redacted). I'm almost positive of it. I remember looking him dead in the eye. He was in my debate class..... . ...Dylan kind of looked like Robert, but Dylan doesn't have the long face. Robert's teeth are messed up and he was smiling and I saw his teeth then. Kate said that she has since seen pictures of Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, and she said, "It's not one of them."(Referring to the person she saw shooting out on the outside commons.)

"She remembers him shooting Ann Marie(Hochalter). .... Robert was just randomly shooting. ...Robert was still shooting. ....Kate said that Robert shot Ann Marie before he smiled at Kate. ....She looked and saw Jason(Autenrieth) trying to help Ann Marie, dragging her away from Robert, to the side."

10. Lacey Smith (4470): "On the diagram she depicts (Redacted) as walking in through the doors, past where she was sitting, and going in about as far as they north end of the school store. It was at that time she heard the windows breaking and then realized she was hearing shots.

"....she did not have any trouble indentifying PERRY when he walked past her. I asked SMITH how sure she was that the person she saw and spoke with was (Redacted). I asked, "90 percent sure? 50 percent sure?" Her response was "100 percent sure." I then showed SMITH a photo lineup which included a picture of Dylan KLEBOLD, and asked her if the person who walked past her was in the lineup. She stated he was NOT in the lineup. .....As (Redacted) passed her and was near the commons area of the cafeteria, she then explained that (Redacted) pulled a weapon out from under his trench coat and started firing into the cafeteria.

11. Brenton Hooker (16397): "....he turned around and observed an individual he thought was ROBERT PERRY(ex-student of Columbine High School) standing outside the door just to the north of the main entrance shooting a pistol in his direction...." ....HOOKER described the individual he thought was PERRY as 6'8" - 6'11" in height, very skinny, tight black pants, black trench coat..."

12. Tyler Chenoweth (1830): "A student named Jen Smull saw through the (science classroom)door during the incident and said that the tall suspect had curly hair and was the student who came to a Halloween party as a warlock. He thought of Robert Perry based on that description."

The following eyewitnesses identified a (Redacted) as being the shooter, with the description fitting Perry's:

13. Tiffany Lien (968): "Lien stated she believed gunman number one was (Redacted).... ...Lien stated that she was approximately twenty to twenty-five feet away from gunman number one and looked at him face to face for approximately 25 seconds, frozen in her tracks." Tall male had long black trench coat, black jeans, dark brown hair. His hair was kind of long and had curls. He was skinny and his shoulders kind of hunched over. ...She also stated that the gunman had bad acne.

14. Kristen Long (20245):
"Long said suspect definitely had dark hair and a large nose, thought it might be (Redacted)."

15. Rusty Shyler (5464):
"The individual was very tall. ...Shyler saw his face partially and thought based upon his dress and size that it may have been (Redacted). He was a hundred percent sure it was (Redacted). He described (Redacted) as being 6'6" to 6'7" tall and having lots of zits."

16. Chris Thierren (1207):
Saw a tall shooter with acne, large nose, shoulder-length hair. "He stated that the picture he saw was of (Redacted) and he was 'pretty sure' he was the shooter he saw that morning at CHS."

17. Erin Walton (4139):
"Erin Walton said she knew one of the shooters, and that he not one of (the) two Eric and Dylan. ...he was a senior named (Redacted). and he was very tall, had bad acne scars on his cheeks.... "

The following witnesses did not identify the shooter, but the descriptions fits Perry's:

18. Pat Caruso (2683 and EP17-13): "Thought the suspect looked like a trench coat student he has seen before who had bad acne, ....curly long dark brown hair, wearing black trenchcoat.... and a tie-dyed shirt, pink or yellow."

19. Justin Norman (3929):
"Upon the hill we saw a tall guy with blond hair, acne, big nose and buck teeth.... the guy had a handgun and he shot one kid in the ankle and another who didn't move." (Note: Accoding to Norman in a later interview, this was Klebold, though the description is more indicative of Perry.)

20. Joanathan Ballard (1765):
"One of the (trenchcoated)kids(who was walking the halls during the shooting-implied to be a shooter) was about 6'5" or 6'6",.... I later saw on channel 4 or 9 news, I'm almost positive, that same man or teen, on t.v., acting all worried." (Note: this can't be Harris or Klebold, as they died in the shooting.)

21. Nathan Anema (2359):
"....Anema identified (Redacted) as possibly being the person he saw throw a pipe bomb during the shooting at Columbine High School on 4-20-99. ...Anema stated that he initially thought the person that he saw throwing the pipe bomb was (Redacted)."

22. Katie Beer (6636):
".... when the incident began at Columbine High School, she initially tried to get out of the school by going toward the main doors on the east side of the school by the administrative offices, however, she said she saw a third shooter next to these offices and that this third shooter shot out windows at that location. ...Katy Beer told him this third shooter may have been (Redacted)."

23. Jason Brehm (719):
One of the shooters had a very round face, shorter than 5'11". Not Harris or Klebold.

24. Leanne Clark (1422):
"...Clark told her that she saw who did the shooting in the cafeteria, and that Clark identified (Redacted) as a gunman."

25. John Cook (756):
A couple of weeks after the massacre, "Cook said he believed he could ID both of the suspects if he saw photos of them again." Since everybody had seen the photos of H&K in the media, and knew they had died in the incident, Cook is clearly not talking about Eric or Dylan here.

26. Frank DeAngelis, School Principle (8018):
"I also assisted the principle of Columbine, who was having hard time giving the pictures of possible suspects to the command post and was present when he looked at and identified one of the suspects he was named.(sic) The male suspect was in the custody of, I believe, Jefferson Co. Sheriff's investigators."

27. David Eagle (1878 ):
"The guy with the gun had black hair looked like it was spiked shaved on the sides.(sic) It was also blond on top. 5'9", about 18 years old. "He has since seen pictures of Harris and Klebold on television. ...David said that the person he saw did not look like the people he's seen on television."

28. Ashley Egelund (22671):
"Ashley was in north corridor when she observed (Redacted) and Eric Harris coming around the corner from the library.... She said Chris Morris was armed with a handgun while Harris was armed with a shotgun.(5248 ) ....both started shooting at Ashley.... Ashley did not know (Redacted) at first but she saw his picture in the yearbook and is positive it was (Redacted). "... No photo lineup per Investigator Battan."

29. Amy Evans (22205):
"....Amy Evans said there was a third shooter and it was (Redacted)."

30. Joel Hatfield (19277):
"Joel Hatfield interviewed 4-29-99. Saw one shooter with excellent description of dress, physical, guns and movement. Could ID in lineup if needed." Once again, this cannot be H or K, as everybody was aware that H&K were in no position to stand in a lineup!

31. Mark Hengel (5901):
"Hengel identified Klebold and (Redacted) from the photograph in the attached 1A envelope.... Also attached is a 1A envelope is a diagram of Columbine High School indicating the diection of Hengel and the two individuals dressed in black." Apparently the interviewing officer didn't like what he was hearing, and so the interviewer ends up telling the eyewitness what he saw: "I then advised Mark Hengel that the skinny person he saw standing and shooting was Dylan Klebold and the person he saw standing over the duffel bag was Eric Harris."

32. AnneMarie Hochalter (18218):
Gunshot victim outside the cafeteria. "Advised that Harris/Klebold did not shoot her. .... Has ID on shooters."

33. Leigh Kamens (1422):
While in the 'green room' off of the science hall, she identified (Redacted) as one of the gunmen.

34. Tim Kastle (3416):
"As far as I know the suspects are Dylan Klebold, Eric Harris, (Redacted) and I think there might have been two others."

35. Alicia Maes (3614):
"Alicia stated that when she first observed the male in the black trench coat, she thought it was a person known to her as (Redacted)."

36. Lucas Milne:
"Saw (Redacted) in commons at 11am in a black trenchcoat and knows (Redacted). States that Dan Goin and Brandon Little and Bijen Monte saw (Redacted) shooting at school. Milne picked out (Redacted) in photo lineup.

37. Leiha Murphy (3828):
In the cafeteria, notices commotion outside north-west door. "I saw a guy I recognized as (Redacted). He was running... Stair had his blond hair down. It's past his shoulders. He's about 6', tall, skinny, he was wearing a long black trench coat.... I saw nothing in his hands. He was observed a short distance from whatever was going on at the door. My thought was that (Redacted) was involved if there was a fight." Stair named in the cafeteria map (see page 3830). Leiha also immediately picked him out of a photo lineup.

"I ask Leiha if she was certain that this individual was (Redacted). Leiha said "Oh yeah, I'm certain.... I saw his face full on. I remember seeing his face completely....(she said he stood in place for about 15 seconds)....I remember him graduating last year." She remembers him wearing 'makeup on his face and hand' and that because of that, he stood out from other students." (3836) Also, at least four ear- witnesses heard the suspects refer to one of their number as "Joe".(Encinas, 2943, Herivel, 1927, McKenna, 3525, and Salazar, EP21-224)

38. Mark Opfer (1064):
"At the time, Opfer believed the taller person in the black tenchcoat who with(sic) the shooter was (Redacted)....." (25625) "CHS student Mark Opfer was interviewed on 4-27-99... In that interview Opfer stated that he believed (Redacted, wearing a trench coat) was standing next to a gunman and was involved in the shooting."

39. Josh Ortwein (1939): "...Josh Ortwein witnessed the shooting and he was telling everyone he saw (Redacted) shooting a gun."

40. Bree Pasquale (18018): Library eyewitness, was made to beg for her life. Says the gunman lived down the street from her and played the character "Morgan" in a school play. She knew him, and he knew her. Definitely not H or K! "...she believed the individual with the 'pipe bomb'(outside) was a former student of Columbine High School."(526)

41. Jessica Rusch (2143): "...she identified one of the gunmen at the Columbine High School as being an individual known as (Redacted)."

42. Cara Sander (EP25-203): Describes gunman as pudgy, overweight, very full face, thick bushy eyebrows. IDs him as (Redacted), who is heavy-set with a round face, short dark hair and dark eyebrows. A copy of the CHS yearbook page with Brian Sargent's photo is included in her interview. [John Ungerland(1701) says Brian Sargent has a round chubby face and is a big guy with bushy eyebrows. He saw him that morning at school; Sargent was wearing a short sleeve white button-up shirt-a polo type.]

43. Mindy Pollock (10009): Sees one gunman outside west entrance, holding a gun on the fence. ...Dressed in a "white dress-type shirt", short brown hair, with a "little bit of a gut". "POLLOCK stated she recognized the lower, #1 gunman as (Redacted)."(1095)

44. Trent Karnes (912): Says one suspect... had on a white dress shirt or a white sleeve shirt, he was holding a rifle on fence, shooting at people outside of cafeteria. [Note: Officially, both H&K were wearing T-shirts during the assault.]

45. Jen Smull(2182): In science hall, sees Klebold and an older suspect, 25-30, blond with short, spiky, buzz-cut hair.

46. Valeen Schnurr (18696): Gunshot victim in library. "Per Valeen's mother, Shari Schnurr, Valeen possibly identified her shooter as (Redacted)." (8798 ) "Valeen indicated she keeps seeing the face of (Redacted)"

47. Jennifer Tindall (1226): "....insisted that neither suspect she saw was Eric Harris or Dylan Klebold. ...Tindall picked out (Redacted) photograph as possibly being the male in the black trench coat."

48. Adam Thompson (21039): "....he had seen a gunman shooting inside the school. Does not think it is the same as gunmen in the media."

49. John Vandemark (2216): In the science hall, sees older shooter with dark hair, spiky with blond tips.

50. Erin Walton (2243): In th science hall, sees suspect with short blond hair-"like he was going bald"-older, in his 30s.

51. Emily Wyant (641): A week after 4-20, says to the interviewing officer "...she would recognize them again if she saw them again."

52. Chris Wisher (9832): "....he recognized one of the shooters--the other shooter was the kid wearing black that was arrested and placed in cuffs and put inside a black police car. He said that he is 100% positive that he was the male that shot at him." (EP6-265) "Thought he recognized Chris Morris as being one of the shooters.... ...on the west side of the cafeteria."

53. Aaron Welsh (610): Can ID both suspects(on 4-22).

54. Terry Lawson (10020): ID other than Harris and Klebold.

55. Monica Schuster (19470): "Schuster saw gunman but did not believe it was Harris and Klebold."

56. Lisa Forgen (3005): She sees 2 shooters, and tells IOs that she could identify them if she had photos. Interview given days after 4-20; the implication is that they were not Harris and Klebold. (2+2=4)

57. Arthur Curtis (19444): Saw two shooters, can ID them. (interview given on 4-28-99, the implication once again is that they were not Harris and Klebold)

58. Kacey Ruegsegger (128): "Ruegsegger did not recognize the pictures of Harris and Klebold she has seen in the media as the gunmen in the library."

59. Sean Graves (ACSO 633): "...saw guy with coat and gun standing by (Redacted)--saw his face and he wasn't one of the suspects."

60. (DRMN 5-14-99): "...people have reported that they saw others carry stuff into the building" (Prison Planet, 2009).