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'Idiots' Discuss Columbine-Style Massacre On Facebook

March 07, 2012  | 

Two former students of a Massachusetts high school used poor judgement when discussing a Columbine-style attack on Facebook and never intended to carry out the plan, the mother of one told the Boston Herald.

Students at Attleboro High tipped off Attleboro authorities on Monday about the graphic chat between Natick Sands, 18, and Ryan Ringuette, 20.

Sands' mother, Leighanne Coriaty, told the Herald the men were two "idiots having a conversation," and that her son was merely blowing off steam after a fight with a girlfriend.

In a Facebook chat Monday about a possible attack, Sands allegedly said he'd like to "take the first shots," picking out the school's resource officer and "the front desk" as targets. Ringuette countered, saying it's "columbine ove (sic) again" and telling Sands to remember to "lock all the doors," police said.

Tags: Campus Safety, Cops Online, Social Media, Stupid Criminals


Comments (8)

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John Gee @ 3/7/2012 12:17 PM

In light of all the recent attacks we've had, authorities have to take this seriously, it's like putting out a threat to the US President, you shouldn't be doing that...

gp cobb @ 3/7/2012 5:59 PM

Throw away the key, make an example..........

Frank @ 3/7/2012 7:31 PM

Modern technology and youth is something like drinking and driving. It has a way of biting you in the a**.

jkraemer @ 3/7/2012 7:37 PM

Too often fantisy remarks can evolve in to reality. Not to consider the kids remarks as presented in the story seriously is adult denial in charge.

Dustin @ 3/8/2012 6:34 AM

Charge them and take it seriously. Who knows if they were "just blowing off steam" and weren't about to "blow off rounds"!

Trigger @ 3/8/2012 6:49 AM

"just blowing off steam", how many times have we heard that when an idiot wacks someone. I have handled several of those complaints, simply amazing the deniability on the part of many adults. Not so funny when junior shows up at school with a gun and starts shooting.

c. britt @ 3/8/2012 1:41 PM

Do not take this laying down. they may try something.

John Weismiller @ 3/9/2012 8:14 AM

As my sainted daddy used to say, "Many a true word is spoken in jest."

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