- Note - The following sequence of articles
report the Jonesboro boys being involved in Satanism, being victims of
day-care center child abuse, and the older of the two having previously
been charged with child molestation. With the average child watching 43
hours of tv each week and witnessing over 8,000 tv/movie murders and killings,
and countless human-inflicted injuries by their teens, we can expect to
see more of the same. It's called mass media mind control.
- What's Wrong With Kids These Days?
- From Robalini <Robalini@aol.com
A Konformist Special 4-16-98
- Date: Tuesday, March 24, 1998 4:15:49
PM From: DasGOAT@AOL.COM
- At Least 4 Dead in School Shooting
- By Jenny Price c. The Associated Press
- JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Two boys in camouflage
lay in wait in the woods behind their school, then opened fire with rifles
on classmates and teachers when they came out during a false fire alarm
Tuesday. Four girls were killed and 11 other people were wounded, including
- An 11-year-old and a 13-year-old were
caught trying to run away shortly after the midday ambush at the Westside
Middle School, police said. A third boy who allegedly pulled the fire alarm
was being sought.
- Authorities said as many as 27 shots
were fired. Youngsters ran screaming back inside the school as their classmates
fell bleeding, then cried as they waited for emergency workers.
- ``Someone pulled the fire alarm inside
and they went outside, and two people in camouflage clothing started shooting,''
said Connie Tolbert, a secretary.
- ``We thought it was just firecrackers,''
said one student, Brandy George. ``I saw one of my teachers get shot. I
started running towards the gym.''
- Said paramedic Charles Jones: ``We had
children lying everywhere. They had all been shot.''
- Sheriff Dale Haas cried as he recounted
- Two of the dead girls were 12 and another
was 11, state police spokesman Bill Sadler said. He did not know the age
of the fourth victim.
- Seven of the wounded were hospitalized,
including the two teachers who required surgery. The other four were treated
and released. No identities were immediately released.
- The school has about 250 students in
sixth and seventh grades. Jonesboro is a city of 46,000 about 130 miles
northeast of Little Rock.
- The two boys, wearing camouflage shirts,
pants and hats, were caught near the school with handguns and rifles. Officer
Terry McNatt said they offered no resistance and said little. The boys,
both students at the school, were being held at the county jail.
- Investigators said the boys were running
in the direction of a white van found about a half-mile away from the school
with more guns and ammunition in it. It wasn't immediately certain if the
vehicle was related to the shootings.
- Karen Pate, a parent volunteer, was in
the school gym when the fire alarm went off just after sixth-graders had
finished lunch and returned to their classrooms. She fled outside and ``saw
girls falling to the ground.''
- ``I helped one teacher who had been shot
in the abdomen get out of there where she could lay down and we could start
medical attention,'' Mrs. Pate said. ``Another student had got shot in
the leg. As soon as she got hit, she couldn't walk and she fell into the
- Mrs. Pate and her sixth-grade daughter
were not hurt.
- President Clinton, on a visit to Kampala,
Uganda, said in a statement that he and the first lady were ``deeply shocked
- ``We don't know now and we may never
fully understand what could have driven two youths to deliberately shoot
into a crowd,'' he said. ``Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims,
their families and the entire Jonesboro community.''
- Gov. Mike Huckabee said he was angry,
as a parent, that such a tragedy could happen at a public school.
- ``It makes me angry not so much at individual
children that have done it as much as angry at a world in which such a
thing can happen,'' he said.
- Arkansas law does not prohibit minors
from possessing shotguns or rifles, but it does bar people younger than
21 from possessing handguns. Other laws prohibit anyone from possessing
a gun on public property or with criminal intent.
- It was at least the third fatal shooting
rampage in a school in the past five months.
- On Dec. 1, a boy opened fire on a student
prayer circle at a high school in West Paducah, Ky., killing three students
and wounding five. A 14-year-old student, described as small and emotionally
immature, was arrested.
- Two months earlier, a 16-year-old outcast
in Pearl, Miss., was accused of killing his mother, then going to school
and shooting nine students. Two of them died, including the boy's ex-girlfriend.
Authorities later charged six friends with conspiracy, saying the suspects
were part of a group that dabbled in satanism.
- On Dec. 15, a sniper in the woods wounded
two students outside a school in the southwestern Arkansas town of Stamps.
A 14-year-old boy was arrested after a manhunt.
- From: DasGOAT@AOL.COM
Subj: Jonesboro -- Breaking the Code of Silence
- Arkansas Shooting Suspect Accused of
- By Amy Kuebelbeck c. The Associated Press
- MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The older of two boys
held in the Arkansas schoolyard ambush is accused of molesting a little
girl while he visited Minnesota last summer, according to an aunt and a
- ``It happened,'' Mitchell Johnson's aunt,
Linda Koelsch of Spring Valley, told the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. ``He
- Mitchell, 13, was charged with inappropriately
touching the girl, who was 2 or 3 at the time, according to a source close
to the investigation. The boy has appeared in court twice and a juvenile
trial is pending, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
- NBC News reported that the trial is set
for June. The network also reported that Mitchell was under psychiatric
counseling as recently as last fall.
- Records of the case have not been made
public because he is a juvenile.
- Bill Howard, Mitchell's attorney in Jonesboro,
Ark., could not be reached for comment. Messages left by The Associated
Press at his home and office Monday and today were not returned.
- Mitchell also told a friend and the friend's
mother that he had to go to court over the matter.
- ``He said he was being accused of sexually
molesting her,'' said Cathy O'Rourke, who lived in the same southern Minnesota
trailer park as Mitchell until he moved to Arkansas with his mother.
- Mitchell's parents divorced in 1994.
Mitchell spent summers with his father, Scott Johnson, in Grand Meadow,
about 95 miles south of Minneapolis.
- Mitchell and Andrew Golden, 11, are being
held on five counts each of murder and 10 counts of battery. Police say
the two ambushed classmates and staff members who had left the school in
Jonesboro last week after the boys triggered a fire alarm.
- Ms. O'Rourke said Mitchell described
the Minnesota incident to her and her son Andrew as a ``big misunderstanding''
and that he was only helping the toddler pull up her pants in the bathroom.
- ``He said the cops had gotten called
and it got way blown out of proportion and he was going to have to go to
court,'' she said.
- According to a sheriff's June 14 report
from the Austin-Mower County Law Enforcement Center, the boy whom sources
identify as Mitchell admitted taking his pants down and the girl's pants
down in a bedroom and touching her sexually.
- Ms. O'Rourke said the girl is related
to Scott Johnson's live-in girlfriend but she didn't know what the relationship
was. The girl and her mother moved out of the trailer park about two weeks
after the incident.
- KAAL-TV in Austin linked Mitchell to
the police report Friday.
- People who knew Mitchell before the shootings
have alternatively described him as a choirboy and as a bully who was despondent
and angry when grade-school sweethearts moved on.
- From: DasGOAT@AOL.COM
Subj: Jonesboro Kid: Victim of Daycare Sexual Abuse
- Dad: Jonesboro Suspect Was Molested
- NEW YORK (AP) - One of the two boys accused
in the schoolyard ambush in Arkansas said he had been repeatedly sexually
molested when he was a younger boy in Minnesota, according to his father
and his attorney.
- Thirteen-year-old Mitchell Johnson said
he was abused when he was 6 and 7 years old, his attorney, Tom Furth, said
in an interview recorded for broadcast Monday night on ABC News' ``20/20.''
- Mitchell and Drew Golden, 11, face five
counts of murder and 10 counts of first-degree battery each in the March
24 shooting outside a middle school in Jonesboro, Ark. Four students and
a teacher were killed.
- In a transcript of the interview, Furth
and Mitchell's father, Scott Johnson, described Mitchell as angry about
the abuse and remorseful about the shootings. They said he has received
- Johnson said he only learned last week
about his son's alleged abuse, two days before the Sunday interview. The
attacker was ``a family member of the day care where he was placed,'' Johnson
- At that age, Mitchell lived in Grand
Meadow, Minn., a small town about 95 miles south of Minneapolis. His parents
divorced and he later moved to Jonesboro with his mother.
- ``Mitchell Johnson is very angry about
some things that have happened to him in his past,'' Furth said. ``And
he's 13 years old, and he doesn't know how to handle some of these things
and he doesn't know how to cope with some of these things.''
- Neither Furth nor Johnson returned messages
Monday seeking further comment on issues raised in the interview.
- In the transcript, Johnson appears to
confirm earlier reports that Mitchell was charged with molesting a 2- or
3-year-old girl while visiting Minnesota last summer.
- Asked what he could say about the incident,
Johnson said only: ``That his actions were inappropriate and that I took
him to the authorities.''
- "I thought he would get help,"
- The record of the case is closed because
Mitchell is a juvenile.
- Furth said Mitchell is hated in Arkansas
and his family fears for his life because of death threats. Some letters
said Mitchell wouldn't make it out of a detention center alive, Johnson
- "I have a very unpopular client
in this country, and that's because people don't know the answer to why
(the shootings) happened," Furth said.
- Johnson also read a letter he said Mitchell
wrote three days ago. It was unclear to whom the letter was addressed.
- ``Hi. My name is Mitchell,'' Johnson
read. ``My thoughts and prayers are with those people who were killed,
or shot, and their families. I am really sad inside about everything. My
thoughts and prayers are with those kids that I go to school with. I really
want people to know the real Mitchell someday. Sincerely, Mitchell Johnson.''
- If Mitchell is found guilty and sentenced
to a detention center, he likely would be released at age 18.
- Johnson said he didn't think five years
of detention was enough, but when asked what would be enough, he said:
- ``I don't have an answer for that. What
is enough for five lives? I don't think my son should die.''
- Jonesboro Shooting -- Breaking the Code
- LOS ANGELES--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--March
26, 1998--It's no longer just strangers that children need to be cautioned
- Parents need to talk openly with their
children about strategies that will help keep them safe from violent children.
The "conspiracy of silence" against kids talking to adults about
angry and potentially violent children needs to be broken.
- This is according to child psychologist
Robert R. Butterworth, Ph.D. "There is a `conspiracy of silence' when
it comes to kids informing on peers who could pose a risk to others. The
shooting by middle-school children in Arkansas is just another example
of threats being made concerning possible violence to other children, and
their peers' failure to tell adults."
- Statistics confirm that more violent
crimes are being committed by increasingly younger children. Most violent
children are not "natural born killers," but exhibit a gradually
increasing combination of delinquent and aggressive behavior and an inability
to empathize or connect with others.
- These potentially violent children, although
not always identified early by adults, are usually known by their peers
to be the perpetrators of abuse on other children, who in most cases remain
- As we now know from the Jonesboro shooting,
this failure to talk to teachers or parents about possible threats or children
who bully, can turn deadly.
- "We need to talk with children concerning
opening communication with teachers and parents," said Butterworth,
a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of trauma.
- Contact: Contemporary Psychology Associates,
Los Angeles Robert R. Butterworth, 800/677-1983 (24 hours) 213/487-7339
- Date: Thursday, March 26, 1998 9:55:34
AM From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subj: MK Today - Mass Murders by Teens and
- There are many contributing factors to
teenage and other violence. Let's take for granted the breakdown of shared
standards of behavior or social consensus.
- Today we live in a chemical world. The
air is contaminated with thousands of industrial chemicals, as is water
and food. A large number of these compounds indiviudally affect the central
nervous system. No one knows just how they facilitate each other (synergize
or magnify each other's effects). Just reading labels on foods, one sees
a very large number of additives, many of which are poisons which affect
the brain. Many of these are known to cause violence and/or lack of judgement.
In fact, in inTOXICation, the first part of the brain that becomes impaired
is that part in which fine judgement and discrimination takes place.
- I am chemically sensitive so that I react
to a much lower level than an average person; and one of the symptoms I
get and so do other people is "irritability." I have learned,
living with chemical sensitivity, to realize that when I feel this irritability,
I am reacting to toxins in the air (air pollution) or from other sources;
therefore I do not act out my annoyances because I *know* they are chemically-caused.
But even knowing chemicals can do this, many people will still take out
their aggressive feelings on others. Add this to most people do *not*
have such insight. Add to this guns are more readily available or at least
more young people have them. And you can add a lot of other things, too.
- I am not saying there are no "mind
control experiments." I am saying you don't need mind control experiments
to explain increased violence.
- As for why it occurs here rather than
there -- statistically, random occurances are not necessarily distributed
everywhere equally. You can toss a coin, and over a long haul, you'll
get 50% heads and 50% tails if the coinis true, but in the shorter run,
you might get 90% tails and 10% heads. Same with distribution of violence,
I should think.
- From: DasGOAT@AOL.COM Subj: MK Today
-- Mass Murders by Teens and pre-Teens
- Teen Tried To Shoot Principal
- DALY CITY, Calif., March 25 (Reuters)
- A 13-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday on allegations he tried to shoot
his school principal with a semiautomatic pistol, police said. Officer
Bob Blazer said police were sent to the Fernando Rivera Intermediate School
in this San Francisco suburb after neighbors reported seeing a boy with
a handgun and hearing shots.
- A bullet was found lodged in a school
courtyard wall not far from where Principal Mateo Rizzo was standing, Blazer
told KCBS radio.
- Police located the boy, who has not been
named because of his age, who led them to a .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol
hidden in the bushes.
- The boy was reportedly angry with Rizzo
because he wassuspended from school earlier this month. The principal was
- ``He brought a handgun to school,'' Blazer
said. ``The student admitted to the shooting.''
- The boy is being held at a juvenile detention
center on charges of attempted murder, police said.
- From: Sandmob@AOL.COM Subj: Arkansas
- School Killings Boy 'dabbled in devil
- By Tom Rhodes The Times Jonesboro, Arkansas
- ARKANSAS police are investigating another
suspect in the Jonesboro killings after children at the school claimed
that the elder of two boys charged in the murders was involved in a satanic
- Counsellors at Westside Middle School,
where four girls and a teacher were hit by a hail of gunfire on Tuesday,
said other pupils had spoken openly only during the final lesson of the
first day back at school.
- They said that Mitchell Johnson, 13,
who with Andrew Golden, 11, has been charged over the murders, had for
months been dabbling in the occult, drawing satanic symbols on his exercise
- "The kids told us there was someone
else Johnson was working with. They identified an unknown individual as
the leader of a coven and police are looking into that now," one counsellor
said. "They said that Johnson had told them 'if I don't get you all
there is someone else who will finish the job for me'."
- At least two thirds of the school's students
talked of a satanic cult, a connection that will send a chill through the
entire country. In Pearl, Mississippi, last year, Luke Woodham, 16, murdered
his mother, killed two girls and wounded seven others, allegedly inspired
by devil worship and a cult called Kroth.
- Two older boys, Grant Boyette, 18, and
Justin Sledge, 16, were later charged as accessories before the fact after
prosecutors alleged that they had persuaded Woodham to commit the crimes
to "meet the goals of their shared belief system".
- In Jonesboro, the young killers had collected
food, sleeping bags and other survival gear and had a map of their escape
route with extra ammunition and guns in a van near the scene.
- Lieutenant-Colonel David Grossman, 41,
a former professor at Arkansas State University who still lives in Jonesboro,
said the actions taken by the boys on Tuesday bore all the hallmarks of
a copycat killing.
- Johnson and Golden, he said, had probably
heard about the Pearl incident and also another event in southern Arkansas
in December in which a 14-year-old sniper fired from woods at a school,
wounding two pupils.
- Colonel Grossman believes that Golden
was probably following the orders of his older classmate and blamed the
increased cultural conditioning of children.
- Just as soldiers were trained to respond
automatically to targets, so children reacted to television, Hollywood
films and visual stimulants such as violent video games, he said.
- "It's like a reverse Clockwork Orange
where we have millions of children watching violent movies and associating
them with their favourite chocolate or a girlfriend's perfume.
- "In video arcades they learn to
shoot and kill, shoot and kill, they watch as the bodies twist and the
brains fly and we have the audacity to ask how they have learnt to kill
and like it when we taught them how to do it in the first place."
- He said that towns subjected to saturation
television coverage showed a 50 per cent increase in violent crime.