JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, 39, pleaded guilty, in a military court on Wednesday to the murder of 16 Afghan civilians. He said there’s “not a good reason in the world” for why he did it . . .
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Courtni Webb, 17, a San Francisco high school senior, at the Life Learning Academy on Treasure Island, was suspended until further notice for a poem she wrote about Adam Lanza and the Newtown, Conn. school massacre. The poem does not express grief for the victims but states she knows what drove the shooter, to pull “the trigger” . . .
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Attorney Irv Pinsky is taking the first steps to file a lawsuit against the state of Connecticut on behalf of a Sandy Hook school shooting survivor. Although the 6-year-old girl made it out safely, she is severely traumatized by hearing the horrific events unfold over the school’s loudspeaker . . .
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A sixth grader in Kearns, Utah, brought a .22 caliber handgun to West Kearns Elementary School, saying he feared a school shooting like the one in Newtown, Conn. The boy was taken to a juvenile detention center . . .
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After 13 years, Susan Klebold, the mother of Columbine High School shooter, Dylan Klebold, has finally spoken on the tragedy. Fox 31 Denver News reported she was interviewed by author, Andrew Solomon, who wrote “Far from the Tree,” a book about atypical children, who are different from the parents for various reasons. Solomon studied families and children with various challenges including schizophrenia, Down Syndrome, deafness, and other disabilities. Included is a chapter on children who become criminals. . . .