Motive for Colo. School Attack Still Murky
December 16, 2013
Karl Pierson (Photo: Facebook)
Few details are coming out to possibly indicate why 18-year-old Karl Pierson walked into Centennial, Colo.'s Arapahoe High School with a shotgun, ammunition, a machete, Molotov cocktails, and an intent to kill — but one of his friends has an idea.
Joe Redmond, who had been friends with Pierson for three years, said the teen had an ongoing feud with the school's debate coach, Tracy Murphy, that had escalated.
"Karl had threatened to kill Mr. Murphy," Redmond told The Denver Post.
But Redmond was not clear why.
Displaying 1 - 2 of 2
Greg @ 12/17/2013 5:37 AM
18, spoiled and an opinionated socialist/leftist (we would sure have heard about his political beliefs is he were conservative or belonged to the NRA). Sure sounds like quite a few other of the various shooters nowadays. He did light and throw one molotov cocktail in the library...the Brit papers seemed to be willing to give more information than our rags. Machete and Molotov cocktails...sounds like he fit into his political belief group nicely.
Dennis @ 12/17/2013 3:11 PM
Because it is what Socialism *Ultimately* leads to.
“First they nudge, then they shove, then they shoot.” ~ Glenn Beck
Join the Discussion
Other Recent News
Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson is trying to find out why National Guard troops were not...
A gunman opened fire at four different buildings, including APD headquarters, the Mexican...
The Spirit of Blue Foundation has worked with Whitney Wreath to make available a blue...
Two FBI agents were shot early Wednesday morning in north St. Louis County. This incident...
Family members said Joshua's death is tied to the protests that consumed Ferguson after...