Written by Greg Ellifritz Last week, a 17-year old high school student in Alabama was arrested after teachers and police discovered that he was planning to kill several students in his school by using homemade grenades. The plot was discovered when a teacher read about it in a journal the student […]
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Written by Greg Ellifritz Last Thursday morning (January 10), a 16-year old student entered Taft Union High School in Taft, California and opened fire with a shotgun. You may not have even heard the story since only three people were injured before the student gave up his gun. If you aren’t familiar with the […]
Written by Greg Ellifritz The recent Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has provoked a national discussion about the best ways to keep our children safe. Everyone has their own ideas about what needs to be done. The approaches range from an outright firearms ban to better mental health screening in schools. Others […]
I walked into the high school wearing two guns and a bullet resistant vest. I had a rifle, six spare magazines, and a ballistic helmet stashed close by in my car. It was Wednesday, April 21st 1999, the day after what had been the worst school shooting in United States history. Two high school […]