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September 13, 2006 - 1:45 pm

A a href=”http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14818183/”school shooting in Montreal/a–this time at a college campus.br /br /Update: Sari Stein has more a href=”http://www.geocities.com/segacs2/weblog/”on the shooting here /a(Hat tip: Instapundit). What I found most interesting is that Canadians seem to have no realization that violent crime exists:br /br /blockquoteJust to give you an idea of how uncommon it is to hear gunshots in Montreal, CBC is interviewing one student who said she was in the other cafeteria at the time when they first heard the shots, and that for about 10 minutes afterwards, people just continued doing whatever they were doing before, because nobody actually realized they were gunshots until someone ran into the room screaming at them to get out. She said everyone assumed it was a joke, or fireworks, or just a random loud noise./blockquotebr /br /This same a href=”http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/mass/marc_lepine/3.html”lack of awareness and realization/a of danger was apparent when a madman opened fire in the 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique at the University of Montreal :br /br /blockquoteSatisfied, the rampage killer returned to the escalator and went down. His next stop: the first floor cafeteria, where more than 100 people had gone for dinner. Students running through had urged them all to flee, but many had dismissed the warnings as last-day pranks. Those few who decided to leave did so quickly. Many remained and continued with their meal or indulged in the free wine offered that day to celebrate the term ending. Around them hung signs wishing them a Happy New Year a year that some would never see. For them, it would be their last drink./blockquotebr /br /Maybe it’s time Canadians opened their eyes and started providing instructions to students on how to respond in an emergency because sitting there finishing your lunch is as clueless as it gets.br /br /strongUpdate/strong: a href=”http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:I3pvdq9pT1MJ:vampirefreaks.com/u/fatality666+fatality666hl=enct=clnkcd=2″Here is a link to the killer’s webpage /aat vampirefreaks.com. Notice on the page that his dislikes include “Animal Cruelty, anyone who supports the American Government, capitalists, Republicans, racists” and just about everybody else. I wonder where his life and mind took such a wrong turn to be so full of hate?

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