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Blogger Predicts VA Tech Shooting In March?

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Loren Coleman wrote the following on March 28…

Here is my prediction of what to expect in the next two months: There will be new school shootings with increased violent outcomes by “outsiders.” Plots will be discovered, and students, especially girls and women, will be targets, victimized by adults using the vulnerable landscape of schools to work out their bloody and brutal homicidal-suicidal plans in a greater mirror of the scenarios of last fall.

During the spring of 2007, school professionals and paraprofessionals, law enforcement officials, and mental health personnel should be aware we are entering the most active “School Shooting Season” since 9/11. From the end of March through the end of May, this window of time could be very deadly. I sincerely hope I am wrong.

As impressive as the above is, Coleman is no neophyte to this particular area. His bio reads as such…

Loren Coleman has dealt with the Copycat Effect through his federal government funded research work, books, and media consultations for almost three decades. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of over 25 books, one of which is the acclaimed Suicide Clusters (Faber and Faber, 1987).

Cho could very well be seen as an outsider to the culture at VA Tech. If you’ve seen his videotape, you know what I mean. He wanted to punish everybody around him (and ultimately himself) because he couldn’t fit in.

If nothing else, the above serves as a prophetic footnote to this tragic story.