Thursday, October 24, 2013

Rage School in the News

A day after I talked about the first modern era school shooting in 1996 - which ended in students and a math teacher killed - and which was inspired by Stephen King's Rage - today that same school is the center of a violent school incident.

(CNN) -- A Washington state middle school boy was arrested Wednesday and faces an attempted murder charge, after he brought 400 rounds of ammunition, multiple knives and a handgun to his school, police said.
The 11-year-old was booked into a juvenile detention facility after the incident that caused the lockdown of Frontier Middle School, Vancouver Police said.
The school, in Vancouver, Washington, was locked down for about two hours. Parents received letters alerting them of the situation, said Kris Fay, a spokeswoman for the Evergreen School District.
There were no injuries. Police did not say who was allegedly being targeted.
Note the spokeswoman is named Fay. (For significance, see "The Fayette Factor.")

The earlier Frontier Middle School shooting was a school shooting that occurred on February 2, 1996 at Frontier Middle School in Moses Lake, Washington, United States. The gunman, 14-year-old Barry Dale Loukaitis (born February 26, 1981), killed his algebra teacher and two students, and held his classmates hostage for ten minutes before a gym coach subdued Loukaitis. He is currently serving two life sentences and an additional 205 years in prison.


Sibyl Hunter said...

Loren, what was the significance of the name Fay?

aferrismoon said...

The name Richard bachman is , obviously, similar to author Richard Bach, a writer of books whose plots are almost the opposite of Stephen King's.


Prunella Jones said...

The Daily Mail said the kid heard voices telling him to kill.

"He told police the voices told him to shoot another student in the arm for calling one of his friends ‘gay’ and then shoot himself in the head, according to court documents."

First the Navy Yard shooter, then the dental assistant Miriam Carey, and now this kid.

They are psychic driving the "hearing voices" meme pretty hard right now.

Loren Coleman said...

Ms. Hunter: For significance, please see "The Fayette Factor" link added above.