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When Grief Wanted a Hero, Truth Didn't Get in the Way
He was the teenage hero who turned a horrifying school shooting into a parable of good against evil. His name is Ben Strong, the gregarious son of a preacher, and he was said to have displayed remarkable courage when he disarmed Michael Carneal, the 14-year-old killer who opened fire on a prayer group at Heath High School here on Dec. 1, 1997.
nytimes  schoolshootings  heathhighschool  media  ideas 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
What Kind of Monster Wants to Shoot Up His School?
The case of a teenager who didn’t kill his classmates—but talked about it.
gawker  crime  schoolshootings  criminaljustice 
december 2013 by brendanmcfadden

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