Motive a mystery in fatal California school shooting

first_imgHomeBad BehaviorMotive a mystery in fatal California school shooting Nov. 16, 2019 at 11:00 amBad BehaviorCrimeNewsMotive a mystery in fatal California school shootingAssociated Press2 years agoNo tags By STEFANIE DAZIO and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated PressA 16-year-old boy planned the attack that killed two students and wounded three others at a Southern California high school, but investigators were so far unable to find out why he brought a gun to campus and opened fire, authorities said Friday.After more than 40 interviews and evaluation of evidence, no motive had been established, said Capt. Kent Wegener, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s homicide unit. He said no manifesto, diary or suicide note had been found.“It still remains a mystery why,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva told a press conference.The teenager opened fire on his birthday Thursday morning after being dropped off by his mother at Saugus High School in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita. The shooter, who hasn’t been identified, fired his last bullet into his own head and remained in critical condition Friday.The shooting in an outdoor plaza took just 16 seconds and was recorded on security video, authorities said.The teen stood by himself, did not appear to interact with anyone and then walked to the center of the quad, Villanueva said.“As far as we know the actual targets were at random,” the sheriff said.The sheriff said the conclusion that the attack was planned was based on the shooter bringing the weapon, handling it with enough expertise and counting the rounds fired.“It wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment act,” Villanueva said.The origin of the gun was being investigated.Three off-duty law enforcement officers were first on the scene and treated some of the wounded until paramedics arrived.One of the dead was identified as 15-year-old Gracie Anne Muehlberger.The other student who died was 14. His name and those of the other wounded were not released.Doctors said Friday morning that two girls, ages 14 and 15, who were both shot in the torso, were doing well and should be released from the hospital over the weekend. A 14-year-old boy was treated and released from another hospital, authorities said.The suspect was described as a quiet and smart kid who was a Boy Scout and had previously run track for his school.“You have the image of a loner, someone who is socially awkward, doesn’t get along, some violent tendencies, dark brooding and online strange postings — stuff like that,” Villanueva said. With this boy, investigators have found “nothing out of the ordinary. He’s a cookie cutter kid that you could find anywhere.”In fact, the stereotype of the loser sociopath is often inaccurate, according to the psychologist who wrote federal guidelines for assessing school shooting threats and has interviewed 10 shooters.What pushes most shooters is some kind of loss or disappointment, often recent, followed by the inability to cope with a feeling of being overwhelmed, according to Marisa Randazzo, a former chief research psychologist at the U.S. Secret Service.“These are acts of suicide as much as homicide,” said Randazzo, who is now CEO of a firm that does threat assessments.Most shooters she studied were academically successful and weren’t social outcasts.Friends said while the boy could be introverted, he had a girlfriend and good social network focused on his cross-country teammates.Randazzo said she expects investigators will learn that someone had an inkling of trouble.Antczak reported from Los Angeles.share on Facebookshare on Twittershow 1 comment November 16, 2019 at 8:04 AM 1 Comment Another shooting in a government run school that breeds divisiveness and hatred with its left wing think tank agendas. James Bell says: Comments are closed. Crime Watch – You got stool’edSMMUSD Announces Special Meeting on Nov. 19 and a Late Start to the Nov. 21 MeetingYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more

Browns hope to start RGIII again this season

first_imgIt looks like the Cleveland Browns might be able to use their season starting quarterback before the dreadful 2016 campaign is over.NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport noted on NFL GameDay Morning Sunday that unless rookie quarterback Cody Kessler returns from a concussion and plays like he has been, the team will try and start Robert Griffin III at least one more time.Griffin (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve after a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and was originally set to return the very next week but the injury was worse that the team thought. He practiced with the Browns before Thanksgiving and could be in line to see playing time sooner rather than later.The Browns (0-11) are starting veteran Josh McCown against the New York Giants (7-3) today while Kessler recovers from his second concussion. Last week, Browns coach Hue Jackson said he would consider shutting Kessler down if his symptoms didn’t improve, noting that he was more concerned for Kessler’s future than him starting.The Browns have a large roster bonus due to Griffin on the third day of the 2017 league year. It would be nice to know before that if there is any chance he could be the player who won the NFL’s rookie of the year award just four years ago. Tom Farmer Related TopicsCleveland BrownsCody KesslerHue JacksonJosh McCownNew York GiantsRobert Griffin IIIcenter_img Born and raised in northeast Ohio, Tom Farmer started loving sports at a very young age. Some of his first memories were playing baseball and basketball for his local recreation center. Tom’s passion for football came in his early teenage years when the Browns came back in ’99. Tom is a season ticket holder for the Cleveland Gladiators that play in the Arena Football League. He will forever represent his Cleveland teams from the womb to the tomb. Cleveland rocks!last_img read more

The debrief: Wigan Athletic (A)

first_imgBelow is a summary of what he had to say in the post-match press conference.Lee Johnson gave Paul Cook’s team credit, admitting: “Fair play to Wigan, they worked their socks off.”The head coach said he “didn’t see it coming and there was no excuse for it.” He didn’t think his side showed “anywhere near the character” they usually doHe added that City didn’t play with enough “grit and steel” On Joe Garner’s yellow card for the foul on Adam Webster, Johnson reflected: “I have played against him as a player and as a coach a number of times. He is that sort of player you want in your team but sometimes it goes over the edge. Whether that went over the edge today I’ll let you (the media) decide.”With Aston Villa arriving at Ashton Gate in seven days’ time (Friday, September  28th), Johnson added: “We’ve got to have a good look at ourselves and find a way to bounce back.”last_img read more

Luke Campbell vs Ryan Garcia set for November in US or UK with deal made in principle between Hearn and Golden Boy

first_imgAN AGREEMENT has reportedly been reached for Luke Campbell to fight Ryan Garcia later this year.The Mirror claims Eddie Hearn and Golden Boy Promotions have struck a deal in principle for the stars to clash in November.A deal has been reached for Luke Campbell to fight Ryan GarciaCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdHowever, it is not yet known if they will be fighting in the UK or across the pond.The claims come a month after Campbell was ordered to face Garcia for the WBC ‘interim’ title – with the winner then fighting reigning champ Devin Haney.Brit Campbell, 32, was due to face 30-year-old Javier Fortuna in a title eliminator. It is not known if the pair will fight in the UK or USACredit: Getty – Contributor But the Dominican will now meet Jorge Linares, 34, instead.It led to the WBC instead handing No3 ranked challenger Garcia, 21, the chance to fight for the interim belt.Haney, 21, was handed the world title after lightweight king Vasiliy Lomachemko – who beat Campbell last year – was elevated to ‘Franchise’ champion.The American suffered an injury last year ruling him out of defending his belt, opening the door for Campbell to earn his shot at interim champion.Garcia has 17 knockouts in his 20 consecutive wins, and fought as recently as February.Olympic gold medalist Campbell, while more experienced, has not been in the ring since being outclassed by Lomachenko, 32, last August.Luke Campbell v Vasyl Lomachenko – Round by Round What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017center_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uklast_img read more

Cardi B sorry for ‘Real Housewives’ of civil rights parody

first_imgATLANTA | Cardi B has apologized to the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. for portraying the civil rights leader’s wife, Coretta Scott King, in a comedy skit.Cardi B arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)News outlets report the Bronx rapper was featured in “The Real Housewives of Civil Rights,” a two-minute parody that surfaced Tuesday on TMZ. Tuesday was the 55th anniversary of the March on Washington and King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.The sketch from comedian Rip Michaels’ new series “Off the Rip” portrays pettiness between Coretta Scott King and Malcolm X’s wife, Betty Shabazz, and ends with a joke about Dr. King sleeping with “The Iggy Azalea of the Civil Rights Movement.”But Bernice King later thanked Cardi B on Twitter for reaching out and apologizing, and said she looked forward to talking with her.last_img read more

Spurs unsure if Duncan or Ginobili will return

first_imgWill Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili return?“I really don’t know what they’re going to do,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said Friday, a day after the Spurs’ season-ending loss at Oklahoma City. “But when they do decide to move on, sometime between now and the next five years – that’s a little bit of a joke – it will feel a little differently walking into the gym.”Anything less than having both Duncan and Ginobili in uniform next season will be even more jarring for the Spurs than losing to the Thunder in six games in the Western Conference semifinals. “We’ll see,” said Tony Parker, the other member of San Antonio’s Big Three. “It’s going to be a long summer for us.” The Spurs did not expect their offseason to begin so early.San Antonio appeared revived and renewed after re-signing Kawhi Leonard and adding marquee free agent LaMarcus Aldridge during the offseason. But after winning the series opener by 32 points, the Spurs suddenly looked old and thin in comparison to the Thunder’s size inside and athleticism on the wings.Still, the Spurs hope for the return of two of the franchise’s greatest players ever.Duncan, 40, and Ginobili, 38, both have player options on the two-year contracts they signed last summer, but neither has given any indication what he plans to do.Duncan said he would “get to that after I get out of here and figure out life” when asked about his future following San Antonio’s 113-99 Game 6 loss. Ginobili said he would “take my time as always.”Duncan has played 19 seasons, leading the Spurs to each of the franchise’s five championships. Ginobili has been a part of four of those titles over 14 seasons.Popovich joked one thing is certain, the veterans won’t be turning to him for advice.“I haven’t talked to Timmy in about 11 years and Manu stopped talking to me about three or four years ago,” Popovich said. “So, I doubt it highly. They are just going to come in and say, ‘Pop, this is what I’m doing.’ And then whatever they say, that’s what I’ll do.”It would officially mark the end of an era if either one retires, although San Antonio’s reliance on its Big Three came to a close this season.Aldridge and Leonard became the focal point of the Spurs, helping the team transition for the future with All-Star seasons.Leonard led the team in scoring for the first time in his five-year career, averaging 21.2 points and 6.8 rebounds. The 6-foot-7 forward also won Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first non-center to win the award in consecutive seasons since Dennis Rodman in 1989-91.“Kawhi’s just improved every year, become more confident, a bigger part of the offense every year,” Popovich said. “Obviously plays at both ends being the Defensive Player of the Year. He’s a special young man, deserves a lot of credit for the work that he puts in. He’s just going to get better. There’s more room for him to grow.”After some early struggles adjusting to a new system, Aldridge developed into the offensive threat the team hoped for when it signed him in the offseason. He averaged 18 points and 8.5 rebounds, and his mid-range jumper proved an ideal complement to Parker’s pick-and-roll and pick-and-pop sets and Leonard’s drive-and-kick.“He’s fit in quicker than anybody we’ve ever had for a first-year guy,” Popovich said. “Especially with such an experienced team and him trying to figure where his place was. I thought he was phenomenal in that regard.”Aldridge and Leonard guided San Antonio to a franchise-record 67 wins in the regular season, including matching the league mark for best home record at 40-1.That success made losing to Oklahoma City all the more disappointing.“It’s the same, It doesn’t matter if you win 50 games or 67,” Popovich said. “There’s only one team that is happy at the end of the year and everybody else at some point is sad, but you get over it. You get over it.”The Thunder’s Steven Adams and Enes Kanter took advantage of the Spurs’ interior limitations, and Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant also exposed how thin San Antonio was on athleticism and energy.“I think when you look at the team, having a little bit more quickness and youth is definitely part of the equation,” Popovich said.San Antonio also will look at shoring up its depth, which has long been a strength for the team, but didn’t work out very well against Oklahoma City.Ginobili, David West, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills excelled during the regular season, but all struggled to various degrees against the Thunder.“The playoffs weigh heavily on our decision making, I’ll put it that way,” Popovich said. “We’ve relied on our bench almost every year as long as I can remember because you need to do it. If you look at the team that you lose to, usually you’ll find that more players played well than on your team.”,Will Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili return?“I really don’t know what they’re going to do,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said Friday, a day after the Spurs’ season-ending loss at Oklahoma City. “But when they do decide to move on, sometime between now and the next five years – that’s a little bit of a joke – it will feel a little differently walking into the gym.”Anything less than having both Duncan and Ginobili in uniform next season will be even more jarring for the Spurs than losing to the Thunder in six games in the Western Conference semifinals. “We’ll see,” said Tony Parker, the other member of San Antonio’s Big Three. “It’s going to be a long summer for us.”center_img Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, talks with San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan, right, following Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 12, 2016. Oklahoma City won 113-99 and moves on to the Western Conference Finals. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio’s unexpected and abrupt end to the season brings on another stressful summer that begins with what has become an annual quandary. The Spurs did not expect their offseason to begin so early.San Antonio appeared revived and renewed after re-signing Kawhi Leonard and adding marquee free agent LaMarcus Aldridge during the offseason. But after winning the series opener by 32 points, the Spurs suddenly looked old and thin in comparison to the Thunder’s size inside and athleticism on the wings.Still, the Spurs hope for the return of two of the franchise’s greatest players ever.Duncan, 40, and Ginobili, 38, both have player options on the two-year contracts they signed last summer, but neither has given any indication what he plans to do.Duncan said he would “get to that after I get out of here and figure out life” when asked about his future following San Antonio’s 113-99 Game 6 loss. Ginobili said he would “take my time as always.”Duncan has played 19 seasons, leading the Spurs to each of the franchise’s five championships. Ginobili has been a part of four of those titles over 14 seasons.Popovich joked one thing is certain, the veterans won’t be turning to him for advice.“I haven’t talked to Timmy in about 11 years and Manu stopped talking to me about three or four years ago,” Popovich said. “So, I doubt it highly. They are just going to come in and say, ‘Pop, this is what I’m doing.’ And then whatever they say, that’s what I’ll do.”It would officially mark the end of an era if either one retires, although San Antonio’s reliance on its Big Three came to a close this season.Aldridge and Leonard became the focal point of the Spurs, helping the team transition for the future with All-Star seasons.Leonard led the team in scoring for the first time in his five-year career, averaging 21.2 points and 6.8 rebounds. The 6-foot-7 forward also won Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first non-center to win the award in consecutive seasons since Dennis Rodman in 1989-91.“Kawhi’s just improved every year, become more confident, a bigger part of the offense every year,” Popovich said. “Obviously plays at both ends being the Defensive Player of the Year. He’s a special young man, deserves a lot of credit for the work that he puts in. He’s just going to get better. There’s more room for him to grow.”After some early struggles adjusting to a new system, Aldridge developed into the offensive threat the team hoped for when it signed him in the offseason. He averaged 18 points and 8.5 rebounds, and his mid-range jumper proved an ideal complement to Parker’s pick-and-roll and pick-and-pop sets and Leonard’s drive-and-kick.“He’s fit in quicker than anybody we’ve ever had for a first-year guy,” Popovich said. “Especially with such an experienced team and him trying to figure where his place was. I thought he was phenomenal in that regard.”Aldridge and Leonard guided San Antonio to a franchise-record 67 wins in the regular season, including matching the league mark for best home record at 40-1.That success made losing to Oklahoma City all the more disappointing.“It’s the same, It doesn’t matter if you win 50 games or 67,” Popovich said. “There’s only one team that is happy at the end of the year and everybody else at some point is sad, but you get over it. You get over it.”The Thunder’s Steven Adams and Enes Kanter took advantage of the Spurs’ interior limitations, and Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant also exposed how thin San Antonio was on athleticism and energy.“I think when you look at the team, having a little bit more quickness and youth is definitely part of the equation,” Popovich said.San Antonio also will look at shoring up its depth, which has long been a strength for the team, but didn’t work out very well against Oklahoma City.Ginobili, David West, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills excelled during the regular season, but all struggled to various degrees against the Thunder.“The playoffs weigh heavily on our decision making, I’ll put it that way,” Popovich said. “We’ve relied on our bench almost every year as long as I can remember because you need to do it. If you look at the team that you lose to, usually you’ll find that more players played well than on your team.”last_img read more

Casey tick for Bunjil Place

first_imgBy GARRY HOWE THE City of Casey’s largest infrastructure project, Bunjil Place, has unprecedented community approval. Project director Steve Dalton…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Healthy minds vital during pregnancy

first_imgA NEW perinatal emotional health and wellbeing clinic in Berwick has opened to meet the community’s “growing need“ for perinatal…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img