• My upcoming book Transcending Columbine will change the way we view and respond to bullying and school violence.

    Download a free 58-page sample chapter from:

    After endless years of abuse and humiliation, in 1995, long before Columbine became synonymous with the term "school shooting," I was arrested and charged with terrorist threats for planning a school massacre at my junior high. I wanted a way out, and a school massacre with a glorified suicide mission seemed like the best way to show everyone what they had done to me for all those years. "I'll show them," I thought. "I'll make them pay."

    At the age of 14 I was pushed through the juvenile justice system, and under the guise of having changed through such a traumatic experience I was let off the hook, only to resume plotting-and no one had a clue. I felt powerless against my attackers in a system that always seemed to punish the victims and let the bullies walk free.

    My upcoming book, Transcending Columbine details my journey through life struggling with issues of bullying, abuse from teachers and peers, OCD, social anxiety, depression, obesity, abandonment, gender, homosexuality, Columbine obsession and the ultimate life transformation that turned childhood bullies into friends and my dreams into reality.

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    September 22, 2011 at 11:45 p.m.

  • WoofWoof,

    Thanks for commenting. I always open up my blog to some dialogue. The story that I linked in this story was reporting I put into this story. I spent most of the morning on campus gathering information, reactions and color; so the story is complete. Still, I'd love to hear from some of our online readers what they think of the entire situation. Also, be sure to pick up tomorrow's Advocate. We have several story angles that will be presented about the shooting. Thanks again for commenting.

    September 22, 2011 at 4:55 p.m.

  • You're the reporter, why axk us questions, be onsite and axk questions there. In my opinion.

    September 22, 2011 at 4:16 p.m.