The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Parents say bullying pushed Christian Helms to the edge: Two years ago a then 14-year-old Christian Helms walked into Socastee High School in South Carolina with a gun and some pipe bombs. A shot was fired in an ensuing scuffle with the school’s resource officer Erik Karney. Luckily neither Karney nor anyone else was struck …

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Student on hit list: Helms’ sentence “ridiculous”: One of the students named on Christian Helms’ hit list has a problem with the six year sentence he received and I can’t say that I blame him. The student, who I’m not going to name, says that it’s funny that Helms’ claimed bullying as the reason for …

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Former Socastee High student sentenced to six years for shooting: Even though 15-year-old Christian Helms was charged as an adult in the attempted murder of his school’s resource officer he received a juvenile-like sentence of 6 years. If you’ll recall Helms brought a gun to Socastee High School in South Carolina and shot at the …

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15 year old enters plea in school shooting: 15-year-old Christian Helms was set to go to trial yesterday for shooting a gun in Socastee High School at point-blank range at the school’s resource officer. Instead he entered an Alford plea. An Alford plea is basically like pleading no contest. It means that the defendant knows …

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Sorry that I’m late on this one. Anyway last Friday a judge ruled that accused Socastee High shooter Christian Helms will be tried as an adult. Again I don’t care what the kid looks like but this is the only logical step to take. If he was successful in shooting and killing school resource officer …

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More details from the hearing to determine if Socastee shooter Christian Helms will be tried as an adult or not. First let’s hear from a video that Helms made describing what he planned on doing…. “It’s a strange thing to know you’re going to die,”  “Try not to remember me as anything negative . . …

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Again, don’t let the babyface fool you. 15-year-old Christian Helms was only inches away from being a stone cold killer. Back in September he allegedly brought a revolver to Socastee High School and in a struggle fired the gun at school resource officer Erik Karney. Of course the usual excuse of that he was supposedly …

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Teen school shooting suspect remains in detention: The unnamed 14-year-old gunman from the shooting at Socastee High School in South Carolina was back in court this past week. He was ordered to remain in detention for at least another 45 days while he undergoes a psych eval. The bone I’d like to pick with is …

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Attorney: Socastee High shooting suspect was bullied: It was inevitable really. Anyway the attorney for the 14-year-old gunman from Socastee High School says that his client was bullied half his life. According to reports that will play a prominent role in the defense of the still unnamed teen who fired a gun at school resource …

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Second Socastee High student facing charges; Accused shooter could face terrorism charge: The article that I linked to is about a teen from Socastee High School that was arrested for posting a threat on a social networking site. He’s been released to the custody of his parents but he’s not my main focus on the …

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