In the Wake of the Newtown School Shooting – Beware of Copycats

While America grieves for the victims of the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut, communities must be on the alert for possible copycat attacks.

Since the attack at Newtown, at least two additional potential school violence plots came into light.

Hours before the Newtown school massacre, police in Bartlesville Oklahoma arrested 18-year-old Sammie Eaglebear Chavez on suspicion of plotting to attack his high school and trying to recruit other students to help in the attack.
Students and school officials alerted the police, who detained Chavez. He is now held on a $1 million bond, while police and other law enforcement organizations try to get a clear picture of the plot.

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Police in Cedar Lake Indiana arrested Von I. Meyer, age 60, after he allegedly threatened to set his wife on fire on the premises of the Jane Ball Elementary School where she works at the cafeteria, proceeding to kill as many people as he could before being stopped by police.

Authorities in Indiana said that they thought Mr. Meyer was “just bluffing” when he made the threats. Yet, the man, who apparently had a collection of more than 40 firearms in his home, mostly antique, remained in custody on felony charges.

To read more about the Indiana plot, click here.

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