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

Friday, December 28, 2012

Washington man threatens to "shoot up every school in a 100 mile radius"

Following the tragedy of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, a man in Washington state, Korry Martinson, 19, posted on a Facebook that he thanked the shooter and then threatened to "shoot up every school in a 100 mile radius" if any gun control measures came about due to the tragedy.

After a search for Martinson, he turned himself in to police.

From an article and screenshot of his Facebook message:
Authorities had been looking for the man, identified as Korry Martinson, 19, since Friday at about 7:20 p.m., after he allegedly posted the threat on his Facebook page, police said. 
The threat was seen by several people, who reported it to the Sedro-Woolley police and the Skagit County Sheriff's Office. 
Martinson's mother also was contacted by several callers. When she confronted her son about the posting, he got into an argument with her and took off before police arrived at his home.  
Authorities had been looking for him ever since, and the FBI was monitoring the case, said Lt. Lin Tucker of the Sedro-Woolley Police Department.  
Martinson finally turned himself in on Sunday afternoon, when a friend brought him to the Sedro-Woolley police station. He was placed under arrest and booked into the Skagit County Jail for investigation felony harassment. 
A screenshot of the Facebook threat allegedly posted by Martinson said: 
"Okay, so about that shooting of the little kids. 
"I would personally like to thank the man who did this. You will (be) looked u pon as a hero in my eyes. You have rid the world of 20 future s------- and w-----. 
"I say good riddance, and that we need more people like you. It's the government's fault as to why these things happen. 
"If this causes our gun laws to be taken away, to the point as to where I cannot own a gun, I will personally get my sawed off double barreled shotgun and my AK-47 and go shoot up every school within a 100-mile radius of my current location."

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