Friday, September 16, 2005

Inside the Violent Mind of the "Angel of Death"

The shootings were the worst attack of this type in the nation since the 1999 Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colo.
"A preliminary investigation indicated the suspect apparently first shot his grandparents, then went to the school where he allegedly shot a security guard, exchanged fire with police officers and opened fire on other students before killing himself," said a report on the hometown news, WCCO-TV.
"Paul McCabe, an FBI special agent, said 10 people are confirmed dead: the suspect, five students, a female English teacher, a male security officer and the suspect's grandparents.The teacher is identified as 62-year-old Neva Rogers, according to the Star Tribune. The paper identified the security officer as Derrick Brun. The identities of the students have not been released.Six wounded students were admitted to North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji, Minn. between 4:22 p.m. and 4:50 p.m., doctors said Tuesday. All were male and under the age of 18, doctors said.One was admitted with a head wound and later died, Dr. Joe Corser said.Two were critically injured and transferred to MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D. for treatment. One was shot in the head and the other was shot in the face, Corser said.Those students, who remain in critical condition, are identified as Jeffrey May, 15, and Steven Cobenais, 15.Three wounded students remain at North Country Regional Hospital, doctors said Tuesday. Corser said two were shot in the chest and one was shot in the hip. Their identities were not released pending FBI and parental authorization," the report went on to say.
The Associated Press reported Weise may have posted messages last year on a neo-Nazi Web site calling himself "Angel of Death" and expressing admiration for Adolf Hitler.


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