Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Oklahoma teen stopped from committing school mass shooting

Sammie Eaglebear Chavez
A teen Bartlesville, Oklahoma, named Sammie Eaglebear Chavez, was caught trying to plan a mass shooting at his high school.  He apparently had firearms and was planning on trapping students in the auditorium, as well as placing bombs at doors to kill entering police.

From an article:

Reportedly, a student confirmed to authorities that he had been in the cafeteria on Dec. 12 and that Chavez "tried to recruit other students to assist him with carrying out a plan to lure students into the school auditorium where he planned to begin shooting them after chaining the doors shut," the affidavit states. 
Chavez reportedly further said that if the students that were assisting him did not do as they were supposed to do that "he would not hesitate to kill them and/or himself." 
Police say he additionally said that he planned to "place bombs by the doors so when the police arrived he would detonate the bombs, killing the police as they entered the building." 
Authorities contend that Chavez had been attempting to obtain a map or diagram of the building. Chavez had reportedly told a teacher that "he had recently purchased a Colt .45 handgun and spent the weekend shooting it." 
Police further allege that Chavez had performed Internet searches for a ".22 caliber rifle on a machine gun platform" on school computers as recent as Nov. 30, as well as information on "how to build pipe bombs" and information on "the Columbine High School Massacre." 
Authorities reportedly located Chavez around 4:50 a.m. Friday at a residence on Adeline in west Bartlesville. He was taken into custody at that time and a search was conducted of the residence.

(a related article)

How did this boy get firearms?

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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