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May 22, 1998 | KIM MURPHY and TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 15-year-old freshman suspended a day earlier for bringing a gun to school allegedly walked into the crowded cafeteria at Thurston High Thursday, climbed up on a table and opened fire, calmly spraying bullets across the room until three students wrestled him to the ground. "Just shoot me," he then said. One student was killed and at least 22 others injured when the slight, freckle-faced boy strode into the room wearing a trench coat and slinging a rifle at his hip, witnesses said.
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December 11, 2012 | By Matt Pearce and Kim Murphy
At least one person was killed and several injured when a masked gunman stormed into the Clackamas Town Center in a Portland, Ore., suburb and opened fire Tuesday afternoon, witnesses said. The gunman appeared to be wearing a disguise, perhaps a hockey mask, witnesses said, and dropped his assault rifle when it appeared to jam during reloading. Witnesses said the incident began about 3:30 p.m. Shortly before 5 p.m., authorities said the shooter had been "neutralized. " Police confirmed that at least one person was dead and others wounded but had no more specifics.
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April 24, 1990 | United Press International
Two 18-year-olds were held on assault charges Monday, accused of shooting blowgun darts from a pickup truck and hitting five pedestrians, one a woman eight months pregnant. Scott Peterson of Milwaukie, Ore., and Don Gorbett of Molalla, Ore., were booked early Sunday on five counts each of second-degree assault and conspiracy to commit assault. They remained in jail Monday on $50,000 bail. None of the injuries were described as serious.
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June 30, 1998 | From Associated Press
Retired Maj. Gen. Marion Carl, a World War II ace and postwar test pilot considered the "Chuck Yeager of the Marine Corps," was shot to death in a robbery at his home after a man kicked in the front door. The 82-year-old Carl, one of the Marines' most highly decorated aviators, was shot in the head Sunday night. His wife, Edna, suffered a glancing shot to the head. Sheriff's deputies Monday searched for the gunman in the wooded hills nearby.
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May 27, 1998 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of students returned to school Tuesday for the first time since last week's shooting rampage, gathering outside to sing "Amazing Grace" and read the names of the two students killed and 22 injured. Thurston High School cut the day short so students could attend the funeral of 17-year-old Mikael Nickolauson, who was buried with military honors because he had signed up for the National Guard three days before he was slain.
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May 25, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Racked by grief and anger, residents of this shellshocked Oregon town thronged to churches Sunday to pray for the victims and survivors of the nation's latest school shooting rampage. "How do you think about the unthinkable?" asked the Rev. Ed McIndoo. "How do you come to terms with what happened?" But there were few answers to be found at the St. Paul Center United Methodist Church, where worshipers in the packed sanctuary wept and hugged each other.
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May 22, 1998 | TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kipland P. Kinkel, a slight, 15-year-old high school freshman with a liking for tough music and big talk, apparently fulfilled the worst of his friends' fears Thursday in a shooting rampage that claimed at least three lives. Until he allegedly opened fire in the Thurston High School cafeteria before first period, Kinkel was regarded as a braggart but not much worse. He lived with his parents, Bill and Faith, in a modern, three-story, wooden A-frame house southeast of here.
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May 23, 1998 | KIM MURPHY and TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Police searching the isolated home of a teenage boy accused of gunning down more than a dozen students said Friday that they have uncovered an "extraordinary" cache of sophisticated bombs, artillery casings and a grenade secreted in a crawl space under the garage.
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November 22, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 10-year-old boy about to stand trial on a murder charge for shooting his little sister with a hunting rifle pleaded guilty in Portland to the less serious charge of manslaughter. Prosecutors and the boy's attorney, with support from the family, endorsed the plea bargain. Brandon Roses could be sentenced within 30 days.
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May 27, 1998 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoarse after 10 hours of discussions, comments, opinions and statistics on the increase of violence in the nation's schools, Ronald Stephens tried to nurse his vocal cords with a cup of tea with lemon. It was Friday afternoon at the National School Safety Center--housed in a nondescript office suite in Westlake Village--and, its executive director had done the radio circuit, been interviewed by Peter Jennings, appeared on CNN and talked to reporters from as far away as Germany.
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May 27, 1998 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of students returned to school Tuesday for the first time since last week's shooting rampage, gathering outside to sing "Amazing Grace" and read the names of the two students killed and 22 injured. Thurston High School cut the day short so students could attend the funeral of 17-year-old Mikael Nickolauson, who was buried with military honors because he had signed up for the National Guard three days before he was slain.
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May 27, 1998 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoarse after 10 hours of discussions, comments, opinions and statistics on the increase of violence in the nation's schools, Ronald Stephens tried to nurse his vocal cords with a cup of tea with lemon. It was Friday afternoon at the National School Safety Center--housed in a nondescript office suite in Westlake Village--and, its executive director had done the radio circuit, been interviewed by Peter Jennings, appeared on CNN and talked to reporters from as far away as Germany.
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May 25, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Racked by grief and anger, residents of this shellshocked Oregon town thronged to churches Sunday to pray for the victims and survivors of the nation's latest school shooting rampage. "How do you think about the unthinkable?" asked the Rev. Ed McIndoo. "How do you come to terms with what happened?" But there were few answers to be found at the St. Paul Center United Methodist Church, where worshipers in the packed sanctuary wept and hugged each other.
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May 23, 1998 | KIM MURPHY and TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Police searching the isolated home of a teenage boy accused of gunning down more than a dozen students said Friday that they have uncovered an "extraordinary" cache of sophisticated bombs, artillery casings and a grenade secreted in a crawl space under the garage.
NEWS
May 22, 1998 | TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kipland P. Kinkel, a slight, 15-year-old high school freshman with a liking for tough music and big talk, apparently fulfilled the worst of his friends' fears Thursday in a shooting rampage that claimed at least three lives. Until he allegedly opened fire in the Thurston High School cafeteria before first period, Kinkel was regarded as a braggart but not much worse. He lived with his parents, Bill and Faith, in a modern, three-story, wooden A-frame house southeast of here.
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May 22, 1998 | KIM MURPHY and TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 15-year-old freshman suspended a day earlier for bringing a gun to school allegedly walked into the crowded cafeteria at Thurston High Thursday, climbed up on a table and opened fire, calmly spraying bullets across the room until three students wrestled him to the ground. "Just shoot me," he then said. One student was killed and at least 22 others injured when the slight, freckle-faced boy strode into the room wearing a trench coat and slinging a rifle at his hip, witnesses said.
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April 18, 1994 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rachelle Renee Shannon, a quiet, disheveled housewife from rural Oregon charged with shooting a doctor as he drove away from his Wichita abortion clinic last August, could hardly have made her attorney's job any harder. Within hours of the shooting, Shannon was arrested, had confessed to police and had written a jailhouse letter to her daughter detailing her crime. As she was led away by police in the early morning hours, she turned to the waiting media and asked, on camera: "Did I get him?"
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April 16, 1988 | Associated Press
Shots were fired at apartments and a farm owned by the Bride of Christ Church early Friday after reports that convicted California rapist Lawrence Singleton plans to join the church. "I'm sure this may have something to do with the possibility of Singleton coming up here," Douglas County Undersheriff Ray Duncan said. Convicted of raping a teen-age girl and hacking her forearms off with an ax, Singleton, 60, is scheduled to be released from parole restrictions in California on April 25.
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November 22, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 10-year-old boy about to stand trial on a murder charge for shooting his little sister with a hunting rifle pleaded guilty in Portland to the less serious charge of manslaughter. Prosecutors and the boy's attorney, with support from the family, endorsed the plea bargain. Brandon Roses could be sentenced within 30 days.
NEWS
April 18, 1994 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rachelle Renee Shannon, a quiet, disheveled housewife from rural Oregon charged with shooting a doctor as he drove away from his Wichita abortion clinic last August, could hardly have made her attorney's job any harder. Within hours of the shooting, Shannon was arrested, had confessed to police and had written a jailhouse letter to her daughter detailing her crime. As she was led away by police in the early morning hours, she turned to the waiting media and asked, on camera: "Did I get him?"
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