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School shootout averted

We always hear about the US school shooting sprees that happened – but never about the ones that get nipped in the bud. Of which there are many.

Take the case of Joshua O’Connor, a teenager who is starting a 22 year sentence in Washington State for keeping a journal in which he committed his dark thoughts to paper. Thoughts of walking into his school and blasting his peers to pieces. Thoughts such as “I’m preparing myself for the school shooting. I can’t wait. My aim has gotten much more accurate.”

He might have got away with it too if he hadn’t been shopped by his grandmother, who could not believe what she found in his journal.