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Old 10th December 2019, 08:47 AM   #161
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Can we get these into a single thread like with the school shootings one? I had no issues at first, but these are getting a little spammy at this point. It's pretty much an every day thing.


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Old 10th December 2019, 09:11 AM   #162
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Originally Posted by Thermal View Post
Oh sure. But if the kid taped the gun to a banana, it would be art.


Ceci n'est pas une banane.
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Old 10th December 2019, 09:28 AM   #163
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Originally Posted by Horatius View Post
Ceci n'est pas une banane.
Mais ne sommes-nous pas tous la banane?
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Old 10th December 2019, 09:37 AM   #164
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Originally Posted by William Parcher View Post
Police: Munster, Indiana teen arrested after social media threat against high school



https://www.chicagotribune.com/subur...zrq-story.html
I guess this kids' parents can't afford to move to Florida?
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Old 10th December 2019, 11:00 AM   #165
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Originally Posted by plague311 View Post
Can we get these into a single thread like with the school shootings one? I had no issues at first, but these are getting a little spammy at this point. It's pretty much an every day thing.
We don't have a school shootings thread. We have a mass shooting thread which also includes school shootings.

But all of these threads that I have been starting are about planned or threats of mass killing without anything actually happening. They are discovered and stopped. That kind of thing doesn't really belong in the thread on mass shootings.

My threads aren't actually only to be about planned mass school killings. They are about pre-adults (under 18 yo) who plan or talk about mass killing in any context. It doesn't have to be a school, but killings at school seem to dominate their plans or desires.

I'd be willing to do a single thread for all of these but only if it meets my criteria.

1) Pre-adult.
2) Mass killing plan or idea - discovered or stopped before being actualized. Law enforcement involved.
3) Method of killing not limited to shooting.
4) Any planned location or context.
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Old 10th December 2019, 12:26 PM   #166
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Originally Posted by plague311 View Post
Can we get these into a single thread like with the school shootings one? I had no issues at first, but these are getting a little spammy at this point. It's pretty much an every day thing.
I started a thread last month called Today's Mass Shooting Threat, anticipating this situation. Of course it's open for people to use for these incidents and discuss these things.
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Old 10th December 2019, 12:33 PM   #167
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
At least the last couple of threads have been about threats rather than accomplished spree killings. Progress?
You know - maybe? I think so. Now that "just a prank bro" isn't a defense, police seem to be actively investigating all such threats and if things are found that suggest an actual plan instead of a joke, they proceed from there.

There have been a few of these threats that have turned up evidence of an actual intent. In light of that I think it's probably the case that by reacting to the threats, they have certainly prevented some school shootings - at least the ones where the perpetrators felt free to coyly drop "hints" and "jokes" about their plans ahead of time, believing they wouldn't be taken seriously.
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Old 10th December 2019, 12:47 PM   #168
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Originally Posted by Checkmite View Post
I started a thread last month called Today's Mass Shooting Threat, anticipating this situation. Of course it's open for people to use for these incidents and discuss these things.
I know about that thread. I didn't use it because to me it doesn't look like it's meant for all such threats in the future. You didn't state that that is the purpose of the thread.

It also wouldn't include the young girl planning to massacre the church because she planned to use knives instead of shooting.
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Old 10th December 2019, 01:31 PM   #169
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Originally Posted by Puppycow View Post
Who's "they"?

ETA:



Apparently a middle school student and her parent saw the threat on social media and they chose to alert the police rather than social services.
So the police and social services in the US don't coordinate?
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Old 10th December 2019, 03:01 PM   #170
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Originally Posted by William Parcher View Post
We don't have a school shootings thread. We have a mass shooting thread which also includes school shootings.

But all of these threads that I have been starting are about planned or threats of mass killing without anything actually happening. They are discovered and stopped. That kind of thing doesn't really belong in the thread on mass shootings.

My threads aren't actually only to be about planned mass school killings. They are about pre-adults (under 18 yo) who plan or talk about mass killing in any context. It doesn't have to be a school, but killings at school seem to dominate their plans or desires.

I'd be willing to do a single thread for all of these but only if it meets my criteria.

1) Pre-adult.
2) Mass killing plan or idea - discovered or stopped before being actualized. Law enforcement involved.
3) Method of killing not limited to shooting.
4) Any planned location or context.
...I don't really care about your criteria, at all. By your own statement, aside from the nitpicking at the beginning, these all have the same theme. They're throw away threads which is why none of them get beyond a few pages. Combine them together like the mass shooting thread (better?), and everyone can post in there. By the sounds of it, Check has already done that. Getting 2-3 of these a day\week is obnoxious. Your point has been made. Kids are thinking\dreaming\contemplating shooting people\schools\locations. Great, condense it and get rid of the spam.
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Old 10th December 2019, 03:05 PM   #171
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plague311, I don't really care about your criteria, at all.
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Old 10th December 2019, 03:18 PM   #172
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Wisconsin teen girls arrest for mass school bomb threat

2 teens arrested following bomb threat to Marshfield High School

Originally Posted by WSAW
Marshfield Wisconsin Police say they’ve arrested two 17-year-old girls following a school threat.

Police say the teens were arrested for making terroristic threats after a joint Marshfield Police and Marshfield School District investigation showed they had written such threats in the bathroom at Marshfield High School. Police said Monday, there would be additional officers at Marshfield High School in the coming days after a bomb threat.

Charges will be forwarded to Wood County District Attorney for prosecution...
https://www.wsaw.com/content/news/Bo...565999821.html
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Old 10th December 2019, 04:52 PM   #173
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Originally Posted by William Parcher View Post
I know about that thread. I didn't use it because to me it doesn't look like it's meant for all such threats in the future. You didn't state that that is the purpose of the thread.
That's fair enough; feel free to consider my previous post the necessary statement.
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Old 10th December 2019, 05:08 PM   #174
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So the police and social services in the US don't coordinate?
I imagine that's where it may all end up in the end. I don't think they will throw a 12-year-old girl in prison.

These stories get reported in the news when they first break but people rarely ever follow up on them and explain what happens later.
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These stories get reported in the news when they first break but people rarely ever follow up on them and explain what happens later.
Is that at least partly because these are juveniles?
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Is that at least partly because these are juveniles?
Probably. The kid will not be identified in the press, although people at the same school likely know who it is.

But I am curious about how it will be handled and what exactly the consequences will be. I don't care about the kid's name. I don't need to know that information.
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