NWRS: Sad news...

Ed Thomas, who has produced four NFL linemen as the football coach at tiny Aplington-Parkersburg High, was shot and killed Wednesday inside the school's weight room, authorities said. The shooter was a former player. Thomas was shot multiple times just before 8 a.m. local time, authorities said. About 50 students were in the school, including several in the weight room, at the time. School was not in session, and no one else was injured in the attack.


 


http://sports.espn.go.com/highschool/rise/football/news/story?id=4283443

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:35 am
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What is wrong with people?  This is so sad.

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:37 am
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That happened in Parkersburg, Iowa... where they had that devastating tornado just a year (2?) ago... it essentially wiped out the entire town! I feel so bad for the people who live there, they had just gotten everything rebuilt and were getting life back to normal...

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:38 am
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Yeah MrsBlack, I know. I think it was last year. 

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:45 am
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I can't seem to keep my years straight.  I know it was on the day of my cousin & sisters graduation though... we were at the reception and thought the house was going to compeltely blow over, and we were MILES from Parkersburg! My moms friend lives in Parkersburg and mom went through a panicked few hours b/c she couldn't get ahold of her... thankfully she was OK.

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:47 am
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Oh wow. I didn't know about it when it happened- I just read about how he was instrumental in rebuilding the town.  :(

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:48 am
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That is too sad...

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:48 am
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That is so sad... do they know why this happened?  it's horrible.

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:50 am
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Unbelievable.  =(

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:51 am
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Nothing yet, no. Probably something really stupid. Apparently the kid was in a high-speed chase this weekend and it ended when he got in a car crash. When we has taken to the hospital, apparently we was released and the police weren't told so he wasn't arrested.

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:52 am
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Background about the shooter... http://m.dmregister.com/news.jsp?key=481494&rc=ln

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:57 am
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this is so sad...i heard about it on the news a little while ago...people are so crazy

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:59 am
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That is such a terrible sotry, heart goes out to the family

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 10:18 am
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Everyone was talking about it today at work since it's so close to use here in Ames, IA. And that poor man had his home destroyed by the tornado last year and the school was basically destroyed. He had the new football stadium named after him because he was instrumental in it being rebuilt in time for the 2008 football season.

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 10:25 am
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:(

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 10:29 am

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