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Maine officer foils gunman 'prepared to kill people'

PORTLAND, Maine — A man who says he was prepared to kill at least two people attending an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in a church basement Monday morning was arrested by a Portland High School resource officer as he loaded a high-powered rifle outside the church.

Officer Stephen Black said he was locking the rear school doors, as he does every day at 8 a.m., when he saw Herbert Jones, 46, holding a rifle in a small paved area behind the school known as Freshman Alley. He said he then saw Jones, whose back was to him, loading rounds into the gun.

Sheriff: Louisiana Eighth Grader Planned School Shooting

LAROSE, La. —  A Louisiana middle school student who stormed into a classroom Monday and fired a gunshot over a teacher's head, then shot himself in a bathroom had detailed plans for a rampage in a journal and suicide note, authorities said.

The 15-year-old student, whose name was not released, fired once around 9 a.m. local time inside a classroom at Larose-Cut Off Middle School, then shot himself in the head, said Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre. He was in critical but stable condition. The teacher had never taught the teen.

Update: New details of officer shooting, fatal hit-and-run

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. -- The North Kingstown man accused of killing a gas station employee by hitting him with his SUV with his mother in the car, then driving off, and later shooting a North Kingstown police officer with his own gun, is being held without bail on five felony charges.

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Justin Garner, the "Standing Hero" of Carthage

March 29, 2009 is a date to remember in Carthage, North Carolina. It was a warm sunny Sunday. The sky was clear in this Southern town of 2,000 people and the lone on-duty police officer, 25-year-old Justin Garner was observing traffic trickle toward church.

At about 10:00 a.m., the Moore County 911 dispatcher disturbed the Norman Rockwell-like setting with a report, “Shot’s fired at 801 Pinehurst Avenue.”

Three dead in Calif. hospital shooting

LONG BEACH, Calif. — A hospital worker shot and killed two employees and then killed himself at a medical center Thursday, sending panicked people fleeing, police and witnesses said.

The gunman was identified as Mario Ramirez, 50, of Alhambra, who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. The victims were Hugo Bustamante, 46, of Cypress, who died at the scene, and Kelly Hales, 56, of Redondo Beach, who was taken to the hospital's emergency room in critical condition and died several hours later.

Man shoots at police 100 times in Vienna Township

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Michigan -- A man barricaded in his home shot at police about 100 times before shooting himself in the chest.

No police officers were hurt.

"It was just by the grace of God that nobody was killed," said Sheriff Robert J. Pickell. The man, who had no previous criminal history, used three different assault rifles to shoot at police.

Richard Gary Schempf Jr., 47, was in critical condition at Hurley Medical Center on Saturday.

Three injured in shooting at Hampton University dormitory

A former Hampton University student armed with three loaded handguns shot a dorm manager and a pizza delivery driver inside a school dorm early Sunday before turning the gun on himself, officials said.

All three survived, and a suspect was quickly arrested. A motive for the shooting was not clear.

The dorm manager, who was shot three times, had been released from a hospital on Sunday. The delivery driver and the suspect, age 18, remained in a hospital in stable condition, university officials said.

Fred Leland on 1380 WNRI Career Life Balance Radio with Host Coach DQ Discussing Workplace Violence

Learn what you can do to recognize signs of danger in the workplace

Something a little different from our regular programming, yet an important topic to cover because you can never be too aware!  Unfortunately, it happens almost every day: a disgruntled employee walks into the workplace and starts shooting.  How can this be prevented?  What are the signs? What can business leaders do to avert disaster?

What Have We Learned From the Columbine Shooting? Anything? by John Byrnes

A great white paper from John Byrnes of Aggression Management Solutions and author of the book Before Conflict Preventing Aggressive Behavior and many articles on the topic of violence and its prevention. Read on!

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