Teen and Pre-Teen Murder
In U.S. - More On The Way

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?
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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 two teachers.
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 the shootings.
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 doorway.''
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 and heartbroken.''
``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.
Subj: Jonesboro -- Breaking the Code of Silence
Arkansas Shooting Suspect Accused of Molestation
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 former neighbor.
``It happened,'' Mitchell Johnson's aunt, Linda Koelsch of Spring Valley, told the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. ``He did it.''
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.
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 death threats.
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 said.
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," he said.
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 said.
"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 of Silence
LOS ANGELES--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--March 26, 1998--It's no longer just strangers that children need to be cautioned against.
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 silent.
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: Subj: MK Today - Mass Murders by Teens and pre-Teens
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 not injured.
``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 Satanists
School Killings Boy 'dabbled in devil worship'
By Tom Rhodes The Times Jonesboro, Arkansas 3-28-98
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 cult.
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 books.
"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.

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