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This 14-Year-Old Aspired to Kill Scores of Children and Teachers, But" by Diane Ravitch

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'Please read this chilling story (free) in the Washington Post about Jesse Osborne, who wanted to go down in history as the school shooter who killed more people than the killers at Columbine or Sandy Hook.He spent many hours on the Internet reading about mass murders and idolizing the murderers. He took his dad’s 40-caliber pistol, killed his dad, and headed to the local elementary school in So, Carolina that he had attended, and killed a 6-year-old on the playground, but his gun jammed and he was taken down by a volunteer foreman. Ironically, his father’s semi-automatic was not locked in the safe. If Jesse had been able to bring it to the elementary school, he would have achieved his goal of being the biggest mass murderer of them all. Jesse is 16 now.  If tried as a juvenile, he will be free at the age of 21.'

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