Four reportedly shot at Cleveland high school

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Four reportedly shot at Cleveland high school

Police have 14-year-old suspect is 'in control,' local media reports

(he's Dead!)
BREAKING NEWS
MSNBC staff and news service reports
Updated: 2 minutes ago


CLEVELAND - At least four people were shot by a 14-year-old suspect at a Cleveland high school Wednesday, school security officials told WKYC-TV.
Police said the shootings took place at SuccessTech Academy on the third and fourth floors, WEWS-TV reported. At least two of the victims were teachers and three were taken to MetroHealth Center, WKYC reported. No other details on their condition was available.
Security officials told WKYC the school building is now secure, and parents were waiting to be reunited with their children. Police told WKYC they have the suspected shooter "in control."
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21224357/

The boys have to go through the tape for the parental "repretentative"
TV footage shows an aweful lot of Darkies...
 

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Ronnell Jackson, 15, said he saw a shooter

Then she called her 18-year-old son, Darnell Rodgers,
on his cell phone, and he told her he had been shot in the arm

Doneisha LeVert said she hid in a closet with some of her friends
Goddam gooks.
 

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oh Jesus Please Please tell me they have MSNBC Being taped!
Something seems off..Most of the people interviewed seem too calm.
 

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This could be a huge failure if there isn't a high enough body count.
 

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From a related story that is linked in that MSNBC article. Showing school shootings are just a "bad break":

Myth No. 10. “School violence is rampant.”

It may seem so, with media attention focused on a spate of school shootings. In fact, school shootings are extremely rare. Even including the more common violence that is gang-related or dispute-related, only 12 to 20 homicides a year occur in the 100,000 schools in the U.S. In general, school assaults and other violence have dropped by nearly half in the past decade.
 
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The kid walked into the school with a gun in each hand and opened fire in a hall way. He only hit 4 and 9 were injured. What a terrible fucking shot.
 

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The kid walked into the school with a gun in each hand and opened fire in a hall way. He only hit 4 and 9 were injured. What a terrible fucking shot.
Most gang members are. I'm sure he was holding the guns sideways, too.
 

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You shot at a bunch of people and just wound them, then kill yourself. "whaa"

Fucking underachieving loser.
 

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Metro News:
>>Ohio Officials Expect School Shooting Victims To Live

(Cleveland, OH) -- Ohio officials say the two teachers and two students wounded in a school shooting today are expected to survive. The 14-year-old shooter, who had been suspended from the school, committed suicide at the scene. Despite a recent news conference, many questions went unanswered. The CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Dr. Eugene Sanders said there are metal detectors at some Cleveland schools but was uncertain whether they were at the target school. However, Police Chief Michael McGrath said video surveillance cameras were in fact, at the facility.
Shitty school shooter.
 

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This story just got dangerous.
Metro News Source:
>>Cleveland High School Shooter Identified

(Cleveland, OH) -- The 14-year-old who went on a shooting rampage at a Cleveland high school before taking his own life has been identified. Police say Assa [[ AH-sah ]] Coon was a student at SuccessTech Academy. He and another student were suspended on Monday for fighting. Police chief Michael McGrath says Coon returned to the school today and opened fire, wounding two students and two teachers. Coon came to the school armed with two handguns, ammunition and three knives. McGrath says Coon took his own life with a single shot to the head when he saw police approaching.
 

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It will certainly be interesting to see what the boys dare do with the name angle on that story tomorrow.
 

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He went out 0-1. haaaaahaaaahaahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
 

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This had "crazy white guy" written all over it. Who woulda thought?
 

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Anyone see the footage?..when Columbine happened and Virginia happened you saw people running and freaking out! This was like meh, whatever.must be a race thing.
 
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This had "crazy white guy" written all over it. Who woulda thought?
The story I read was that it WAS a "crazy white guy".

Sounds like practically every other student involved or interviewed wasn't, however, if one can come to certain conclusions based upon names (though I won't get into the obvious "white guy named 'Coon'" angle:
School on Defensive After Rampage
By JOE MILICIA, AP

CLEVELAND (Oct. 11) -- A high school student said Thursday that he and classmates had warned their principal about threats by a classmate who shot and wounded four people before killing himself, and believed the attack could have been prevented.

The student, Rasheem Smith, said on CBS' "Early Show" that despite their warnings about the student who opened fire Wednesday, Asa H. Coon, principal Johneita Durant told them she was too busy.

A 14-year-old student who was suspended from a Cleveland high school for fighting earlier in the week went on a shooting rampage Wednesday, wounding four people and eventually taking his own life.

"I told my friends in the class that he had a gun and stuff," said Smith, 15. "He was talking about doing it last week. I don't know why they didn't say nothing.

"We talked to the principal. She would try to get us all in the office, but it would always be too busy for it to happen," Smith said.

Responding on the show, schools CEO Eugene Sanders said the district would investigate. "We're going to review the entire situation over the course of today and tomorrow, make a determination of what has indeed occurred, and then see what the appropriate recommendations are, so we can move forward on Monday morning," he said.

The Associated Press made several attempts to reach Durant at SuccessTech Academy after the shootings, but she did not make herself available for comment.

Armed with two revolvers, Coon opened fire at the alternative school, wounding two students and two teachers. He had a history of mental problems and was known for cursing at teachers and bickering with students.

Police found a duffel bag stocked with ammunition and three knives in a bathroom, but no suicide note, Police Chief Michael McGrath said.

People at Coon's home late Wednesday declined to comment.

All classes in the city school district were canceled Thursday, and school officials said counseling would be available for students at recreation centers throughout Cleveland.

Coon, who was suspended Monday for fighting with a classmate and was under suspension at the time of the shootings, had warned classmates of an attack, but none took him seriously.

"When he got suspended, he was like `I got something for you all,"' said student Frances Henderson, who said she often got into arguments with Coon. "I guess this is what he had."

Coon, who was white, stood out in the predominantly black school for dressing in a goth style, wearing a black trench coat, black boots, a dog collar and chains, she said.

Henderson, who is black, she said she didn't believe race played a role in the shootings.

"He's crazy. He threatened to blow up our school. He threatened to stab everybody," said Doneisha LeVert, 14. "We didn't think nothing of it."

Police believe Coon, wearing a Marilyn Manson shirt, black jeans and black nail polish, targeted the two teachers he shot Wednesday.

Coon's troubles seemed to come to a breaking point this week. Students said Monday's fight was over God - Coon told his classmates he didn't believe in God and instead worshipped rocker Marilyn Manson.

Coon had mental health problems, spent time in two juvenile facilities and threatened to commit suicide while in a mental health facility, according to juvenile court records obtained by The Plain Dealer newspaper.

The Department of Children and Family Services was called to Coon's home in 2000 because he had burns on his arms and scratches on his forehead, the newspaper said.

When he was 12, Coon was charged in juvenile court with domestic violence. His mother, Lori, had called police and told them her son slapped her and called her a vulgar name. She had been trying to intervene in a fight between Coon and his twin sister, The Plain Dealer reported.

He was also suspended from school last year for attempting to hurt a student, the newspaper said.

"He used to cuss all the teachers out," said Henderson, 14.

The first person shot, 14-year-old Michael Peek, had punched Coon in the face right before the shootings began, Smith said.

Coon "came out of the bathroom and bumped Mike and he (Mike) punched him in his face. Mike started walking. He shot Mike in the side," said Smith.

Darnell Rodgers, 18, said he realized he had been shot when he felt his arm burning.

Rodgers was treated for a graze wound to his right elbow. He told NBC's "Today" on Thursday he didn't believe he was targeted.

"He just fired the gun," Rodgers said. "He didn't say anything."

Michael Grassie, a 42-year-old history teacher, was hospitalized in fair condition late Wednesday after about 90 minutes of surgery.

Math teacher David Kachadourian, who was treated for a minor wound to the back of one shoulder, knew of no reason why Coon would target him.

"I never felt personally threatened or personally at risk," said Kachadourian, who had Coon is his beginning algebra class. "I had concerns about him, yes. He seemed like an angry young man. I did not fear for my own safety."

SuccessTech Academy, with about 240 students, is an alternative high school in the public school district that stresses technology and entrepreneurship.
 

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I am working on an article about this story. But I don't know whether to call it "When is a Coon not a coon"?, or "Who knew the Coon wasn't a coon?"