Nov 12, 2007

American exports

Remember when the news first broke that an 18-year-old Finnish boy had killed eight people in a high school shooting before turning the gun on himself? And you thought, "Wow, how tragic" and then you thought, "Really? In Finland?" and then you thought, "See, we Americans aren't the only ones who are fucked up in this world!"?

Now comes this revelation (as reported by the AP in today's Los Angeles Times):
  • PHILADELPHIA -- A teenager who admitted plotting a school attack near Philadelphia had chatted online about the Columbine massacre with a teenage outcast who killed eight people and himself in a high school shooting in Finland, the Pennsylvania boy's attorney said today.

The full story is here.

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