Aftermath of Red Lake Shooting

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photoA tragic school shooting, with nightmarish echoes of Columbine, has shocked a Minnesota Indian tribe and the nation this week. This past Monday, 16-year-old Jeff Weise, after killing his grandfather and his grandfather's girlfriend, opened fire at Red Lake High School in Northern Minnesota. He shot to death a security guard, a teacher and five fellow students before killing himself.

The Red Lake High School shooting is the deadliest U.S. school shooting since the Columbine massacre that killed 15 in 1999. The incident has focused the country's attention on the poor conditions at the Red Lake Indian reservation in northern Minnesota as well as renewed fears over the "Columbine syndrome."

Hear a discussion on what incites shooting rampages in schools and how to avert what has become known as the "Columbine syndrome."


Molly Miron, editor, The Bemidji Pioneer

Katherine Newman, professor of sociology at Princeton University and author of "Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings"

Kent Smith, professor of Indian Studies, Bemidji State University.

This program aired on March 24, 2005.


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