Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Disturbing article on boy who wanted to blow up local school
Today's Charlottesville paper has a disturbing article about one of the local school kids who was arrested after planning a Columbine-style attack on his school. Much of the article focuses on info the child shared on his myspace account.
He chose as his screen name "Loki420diefor" and the article notes:
In the chats, the former Western Albemarle student used the screen name, “Loki420diefor,” calling to mind the character in Norse mythology known for mischief, and his birthday (April 20), which is also the day of the shootings at Columbine High School. (The number 420 is also commonly associated with marijuana use.)
Among other things, the article notes his myspace info "reveals his anger, his disdain for 'trendy Christians,' his enjoyment of Goth music and marijuana and his interest in suicide."
Again, the article should send chills down our spine when we think about this boy's deep disdain for his fellow man (and his antipathy toward believers in particular). It should also give us deep pause before sending our children off into classrooms with other children who have this kind of nihilistic worldview.