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March 25, 2005 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
Cody Thunder was sitting in the front row of his biology class at Red Lake High School on Monday, staring at the clock and itching to leave, when he first heard the gunshots down the hall. Seconds later, the 15-year-old turned to look through a window. On the other side of the glass stood student Jeffrey Weise, 16, pointing a handgun at Thunder's head. "He started shooting," said Thunder, who ran for cover after being wounded in the right hip. "I thought he was messing around.
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April 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
Tribal leaders Thursday defended a $5,000 victims-aid grant given to the family of a teenager who killed nine people before taking his own life, saying his relatives had "a double burden." Red Lake Tribal Secretary Judy Roy said the tribal council had decided unanimously that shooter Jeffrey Weise should be considered a victim of the March 21 violence centered on a high school, and that his family should get help paying for his funeral and burial. "It's not for him, it's for the family....
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March 31, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The 16-year-old gunman in the Red Lake High School shootings was wounded by tribal police officers before retreating to a classroom and taking his own life, according to an account by Polk County Sheriff's Deputy James Goss. Jeff Weise killed himself with a shotgun after being hit in the hip and leg, according to the e-mailed account obtained by the Associated Press. The deputy also wrote that "the entire school" was "covered with blood," and said there were bullet holes "everywhere."
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March 31, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The 16-year-old gunman in the Red Lake High School shootings was wounded by tribal police officers before retreating to a classroom and taking his own life, according to an account by Polk County Sheriff's Deputy James Goss. Jeff Weise killed himself with a shotgun after being hit in the hip and leg, according to the e-mailed account obtained by the Associated Press. The deputy also wrote that "the entire school" was "covered with blood," and said there were bullet holes "everywhere."
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April 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
Tribal leaders Thursday defended a $5,000 victims-aid grant given to the family of a teenager who killed nine people before taking his own life, saying his relatives had "a double burden." Red Lake Tribal Secretary Judy Roy said the tribal council had decided unanimously that shooter Jeffrey Weise should be considered a victim of the March 21 violence centered on a high school, and that his family should get help paying for his funeral and burial. "It's not for him, it's for the family....
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April 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
Two boys wounded in last month's deadly shooting rampage at Red Lake High School led the way as students returned to the campus Monday to gather up their belongings and take part in a traditional Indian healing ceremony. Classes will resume today at the school on the Red Lake Reservation. Ryan Auginash, 14, and Cody Thunder, 15, who survived the nation's deadliest school shooting since Columbine in 1999, were at the front of a group of students, teachers and parents Monday.
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April 8, 2005 | From Associated Press
A healing ceremony after the deadly shooting rampage on the Red Lake Reservation was postponed as the FBI searched for a gun at the school Thursday. "We have uncorroborated intelligence about the possibility of a gun on the premises of Red Lake High School," FBI spokesman Paul McCabe said. Thursday evening, officers could be seen walking across the roof of the middle school -- which is attached to the high school -- looking under roof vents and around security lights.
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March 29, 2005 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
Federal investigators have arrested a juvenile they say played a key role in last week's shooting on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota that left 10 dead, a federal law enforcement official said Monday. The official, who declined to be identified, said the suspect was a student at Red Lake High School and a relative of a tribal leader. U.S. Atty.
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April 3, 2005 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
As the federal investigation into the deadly attack at a high school on the Red Lake Reservation continues, residents are struggling with a mounting fear that their own children may have known about the plot or been involved. Dozens of students, here and in the nearby town of Bemidji, have been questioned about the crime. Federal agents this weekend seized scores of computers from students' homes, as well as from computer labs at Red Lake High School.
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March 30, 2005 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
Louis Jourdain, the 16-year-old son of tribal leader Floyd Jourdain Jr., has been charged in connection with last week's shootings on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota that left 10 people dead. The teenager -- who family members say was on the middle-school chess team and was friends with gunman Jeffrey Weise -- appeared in a closed federal court hearing Tuesday in Duluth, Minn. Jourdain was arrested Sunday afternoon on the Red Lake Reservation, about 240 miles northwest of Minneapolis.
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March 25, 2005 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
Cody Thunder was sitting in the front row of his biology class at Red Lake High School on Monday, staring at the clock and itching to leave, when he first heard the gunshots down the hall. Seconds later, the 15-year-old turned to look through a window. On the other side of the glass stood student Jeffrey Weise, 16, pointing a handgun at Thunder's head. "He started shooting," said Thunder, who ran for cover after being wounded in the right hip. "I thought he was messing around.
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March 24, 2005 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
On a sliver of a peninsula, where little is growing on land covered with thick layers of snow and ice, the people have started gathering supplies they will need for their grief. Native American residents in this and the other tribal villages of the Red Lake Indian Reservation have collected bundles of sage, to be given as gifts and burned during funeral ceremonies. They are assembling blankets and clothing and favorite toys, to be tucked into the caskets of the 10 people who were killed Monday.
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February 16, 2008 | Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer
Icried a long time on my hotel bed that night, thinking about their faces. So many children -- 14, 15, 16 years old -- drawn tight with grief and exhaustion. It was Tuesday, April 20, 1999, and two boys had just killed 12 classmates and a teacher at Columbine High School here in this Denver suburb. I had attended an evening prayer service, listening to students whisper their fragments of fear: "He was shot twice. In the back." "Right in front of me." "My sister . . .
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