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Joplin school shooter released from lockup: One of the more the highly debated stories on this site was the one of Thomas White. In 2006 a 13-year–old White walked in to the halls of Memorial Middle School in Joplin, Missouri with his dad’s MAC-90. From what I can discern the MAC-90 is a variant of …

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This is a great editorial from reporter turned teacher Randy Turner from Joplin, Missouri. Mr. Turner teaches at a middle school in Joplin but not Memorial Middle School where Thomas White bought a semi-automatic rifle to school and fired a round into the ceiling. In his editorial Mr. Turner details about how he was targeted not …

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Joplin teen who fired gun inside middle school pleads guilty: Joplin teen pleads guilty: As you’ll recall Thomas White of Joplin, Missouri was arrested some years ago for firing an assault rifle inside of Memorial Middle School and trying to fire the gun at the principal but the gun jammed. The last we heard the …

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Judge rules teen unable to assist in own defense: On Friday a judge made it official by ruling that Memorial Middle School gunman Thomas White is mentally incompetent to assist in his own defense. White’s psychiatric report remains private but doctors who had previously examined him believe that he is schizophrenic. White will now be …

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No trial for school shooter: Thomas White’s mother has told the media that her son has been ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial. White was the kid who fired off a round into the ceiling of Memorial Middle School in Joplin, Missouri. The gun he had was his father’s MAC-90. Without seeing how that evaluation …

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Mental exam ordered for school-gun teen: A judge has ordered Thomas White to undergo a mental examination to see if he is competent enough to assist in his own defense. If you’ll recall White is accused of discharging an assault rifle in Memorial Middle School in Joplin, MO. He is also accused of trying to …

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Missouri Supreme Court: Thomas White’s case to remain in adult court: The State Supreme Court of Missouri has ruled that the trial for Thomas White will remain in adult court. White was 13 when he discharged a round into the ceiling from a MAC-90 assault rifle at Memorial Middle School in Joplin, Missouri. Police allege …

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Judge denies defense motion to release Thomas White on house arrest or reduced bond: We already knew that Thomas White’s request for house arrest had been denied. Now his request for a reduction in his $250K bond has also been denied. Judge David Mouton said that due to the seriousness of the crimes in this …

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Middle-school shooting suspect claimed he wasn’t targeting anyone: Ever since Thomas White fired a round from a MAC-90 into the ceiling of Memorial Middle School in Joplin, Missouri his defenders have declared that it was because he was bullied and the school wouldn’t do anything about it. Yet in recently released documents White himself claims …

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