The gun used by T.J. Lane in the shooting that left 3 dead is believed to have been a gun that he stole from his grandfather’s barn. Lane’s grandfather is said to have noticed the .22 missing after the attacks and noted that it had been there the day before.
Again if people would just follow the basic rules of gun safety by keeping your guns locked up when not in use a lot of tragedies could be avoided. I don’t care how much you trust those within reach of the gun don’t take that chance.
It seems that Lane may have been a certifiable tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist as well. Supposedly on his Facebook Lane listed David Icke as one of his favorite authors and his book The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy. If I remember correctly Icke believes, or at least suckers people into believing, that the world is secretly ruled by a race of ancient alien reptilians. While it sounds idiotic to anyone with a reasonable amount of intelligence you’d be surprised how many people believe that.
As a matter of fact, I remember shortly after Columbine happened there was a website that blamed Columbine on the lizard people and a number of mutants actually believed it.
Only the weak-minded believe in conspiracy theories.
As is usual in these cases several copycat threats have popped up in Ohio with some arrests being made.
Lane has been charged as a juvenile in the three murders. That’s because prosecutors were given a Thursday deadline to file charges. This does not mean that Lane can’t be charged as an adult. Prosecutors have stated that they do plan to try Lane as an adult.
The mother of Demetrius Hewlin, says that she forgives her son’s killer.
“I taught Demetrius not to live in the past, to live in today and forgiveness is divine. You have to forgive everything. God’s grace is new each and every day,” she said. “Until you’ve walked in another person’s shoes, you don’t know what made him come to this point.”
God bless her, she’s a better person than me. I would be calling for Lane’s head on a pike.
According to some students at Chardon High one of Lane’s victims, Russell King Jr., was dating Lane’s ex-girlfriend. Could this be the real motive behind the shootings? Possibly. Normally I don’t hold stock in a lot of theories put up by students of schools who experience these tragedies but I’ve posted other stories of jilted teen lovers seeking violent revenge in schools before so it’s a possibility.