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Teen Arrested In Minnesota Shooting Plot

It seems that there may be more to the story of the tragic school shootings on the Red Lake Indian reservation in Minnesota last week. The echoes Of Columbine where already there; the trenchcoat, asking victims if they believe in God then shooting them when they said "yes." The only thing missing was an alleged partner - at least until today.

RED LAKE, Minn. Mar 28, 2005 (AP) - The juvenile son of the tribal chairman has been arrested in connection with last week's shootings on a Minnesota Indian reservation, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said Monday.

Louis Jourdain, son of Floyd Jourdain Jr., was arrested Sunday, the source told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity. The younger Jourdain was arrested as part of an investigation into a potentially wider plot, the source said.

Nine people were killed, including seven at Red Lake High School, in last week's attack before the 16-year-old gunman, Jeff Weise, took his own life.

As more information comes to light it appears that a Columbine-style plan may have been in the works. Monica Davey reports in The New York Times:
The government official who was briefed on the case said that as the F.B.I.'s behavioral scientists and profilers studied the shootings, they saw some contradictory information and began to doubt, based on his personality traits, that Mr. Weise had acted alone.

As a result, this official said, investigators uncovered evidence that Mr. Weise and Mr. Jourdain had discussed a larger-scale armed attack on the school or some other type of violent act. The elder Mr. Jourdain could not be reached for comment Monday. Last week, standing beside F.B.I. leaders at a news conference, he described the shooting as the "darkest day" in tribal history.

...As Red Lake spent another day burying its dead, some there who have been interviewed by the federal authorities said they believed that the investigation of the shooting plot appeared to be spreading - perhaps to others among the small group Mr. Weise spent time with at the high school.

Those who were acquainted with Mr. Weise say he was deeply depressed, favored a Nazi philosophy and sometimes watched violent films with his small group of somewhat outcast Goth friends at Red Lake.

The story may be transforming from a case of a single depressed and deranged youth to a group plotting a sick and twisted bit of tribute to the Columbine High School killers, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris.


Comments (7)

Interesting use of language... (Below threshold)
John:

Interesting use of language - since we've now been told by most liberals and now 5 of the Supremes that being under 18 means you really are a kid, why is it that 16 year old 'kid' Weise is described by the Times as "Mr. Weise"?

sometimes watched violen... (Below threshold)
julie:

sometimes watched violent films with his small group of somewhat outcast Goth friends

What guy doesn't watch violent films with his geek friends in high school?

Julie I agree with that. W... (Below threshold)
Just Me:

Julie I agree with that. While I admit I am disturbed by the things some parents let their 7 year olds watch or play, violent films for high schoolers isn't not out of the norm at all.

What I don't understand is this freakish obsession of these kids to repeat Columbine.

Here we go again, mentionin... (Below threshold)
Palmateer:

Here we go again, mentioning the names of the infamous Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris.

That is exactly what these losers want when they do these things.

Just Me:I think it... (Below threshold)
julie:

Just Me:

I think it's important to say no to your kid even if they are going to go to someone elses house and do it anyway. At least you have imposed a value that may take root. They and there friends may make fun of you, but the seed is there.

Years before Columbine, there were a number of school shootings. One kid, had carved 666 into his forehead and covered it with his bangs. Still, he sat at the dinner table with at least one parent for two weeks and no one noticed. My opinion, take a damn interest in your kid and actually look at him once in a while.

My other pet peeve after examing all these cases is when kids who by definition are immature to begin with, have violent tendencies, are acting out, and the parents reward them with weapons because they brought up their grades to a C-. HELLO! They should never be rewarded with a weaon because they already have demonstrated they can't handle it. I don't care if they turn 18 - it's your house, your car, and you're paying the tuition.

My third pet peeve is when these kids leave clues all over the place and the parents are unaware b/c they would never violate their son's "privacy." Idiots.

No, no, it <a href="http://... (Below threshold)
Jack Tanner:

No, no, it was the guns fault.

Julie-I am not in the "why ... (Below threshold)
Just Me:

Julie-I am not in the "why bother if they are going to do it anyway" camp. I agree that parents should set standards, although I think it is important for kids to understand why you set those standards.

"My other pet peeve after examing all these cases is when kids who by definition are immature to begin with, have violent tendencies, are acting out, and the parents reward them with weapons because they brought up their grades to a C-. HELLO! They should never be rewarded with a weaon because they already have demonstrated they can't handle it. I don't care if they turn 18 - it's your house, your car, and you're paying the tuition. "

Absolutely.

But I am still appalled by what things parents let their 7 year olds watch and play. Almost every time I sub in lower elementary at least one of the kids in the class will discuss playing grand theft auto (a video game that absolutely isn't for young kids to play) or watching some movies that I wouldn't see because of the content, much less let my 7 year old see.




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