Watch this Public Service Announcement and you will see what I mean:
The following school shooters have been verified as being under the influence of a psychiatric drug at the time of the shooting:
May 21, 1998: Springfield, Oregon: 15-year-old Kip Kinkel murdered his own parents and then proceeded to his school where he opened fire on students in the cafeteria, killing two and wounding 22. Kinkel had been on Prozac.
April 29 1999: A 14 year old boy shot two children, killing one, at W.R. Myers High School in Taber Alberta. He was a student of the school; he was seeing a psychiatrist who prescribed him Dexadrine just prior to the shooting.
April 16, 1999: Notus, Idaho: 15-year-old Shawn Cooper fired two shotgun rounds at his school narrowly missing students; he was taking a mix of antidepressants.
April 20, 1999: Columbine, Colorado: 18-year-old Eric Harris was on the antidepressant Luvox when he and his partner Dylan Klebold killed twelve classmates and a teacher before taking his own life in the bloodiest school massacre in history. The coroner confirmed that the antidepressant was in his system through toxicology reports, while Dylan Klebold’s autopsy was never made public.
May 20, 1999: Conyers, Georgia: 15-year-old T.J. Solomon was being treated with a mix of antidepressants when he opened fire on, and wounded, six of his classmates.
March 7, 2000: Williamsport, Pennsylvania: 14-year-old Elizabeth Bush was on the antidepressant Prozac when she blasted away at fellow students in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, wounding one.
March 22, 2001: El Cajon, California: 18-year-old Jason Hoffman was on two antidepressants, Effexor and Celexa, when he opened fire at his California high school wounding five. Hoffman had also undergone an “anger management” program.
April 10, 2001: Wahluke, Washington: 16-year-old Cory Baadsgaard took a rifle into his high school and held twenty-three classmates and a teacher hostage while on a high dose of the antidepressant Effexor.
March 21, 2005: Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota: 16-year-old Native American, Jeff Weise, reportedly under the influence of the antidepressant Prozac, went on a shooting rampage at home and at his school, killing nine people and wounding five before committing suicide.
More PSAs and information on this subject here: http://CCHRUK.sharenow.com/
or you can call CCHR UK directly on +44 (0)1342 313926.
* News just in (10 Nov 07): Jokela gunman said he used antidepressants - http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Jokela+gunman+said+he+used+antidepressants/1135231686882