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By By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Not long after Friday's shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school, media outlets began reporting the gunman's identity as 24-year-old Ryan... By By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Not long after Friday's shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school, media outlets began reporting the ... (more)
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#2 Dec 15, 2012
Cory Baadesgaard (Paxil then 300 mgs Effexor) in Matawa, WA school shooting. This was not long after being taken off Paxil cold turkey and changed over to Effexor.
Shawn Cooper of Notus, aged 15 (SSRI and Ritalin) took a 12 gauge shot gun to school and started firing, injuring one student and holding the school hostage for about 20 mins.
There have been further similar cases of children and teenagers involved in homicides while on prescription psychotropic drugs, though the book was already published by that time:
Jeff Weise, 16,(PROZAC) Minnesota School Shootings March 2005, killed his Grandfather and Grandmother, then went on a rampage at the school killing a teacher, a security officer, 5 students (and wounding 7 others, 2 critically), before exchanging gunfire with police and then shooting himself.
Christopher Pittman, aged 12,(Paxil then Zoloft). Known amongst family as 'pop-pops shadow', he had always been very close to his grandfather. Shortly after being prescribed Zoloft he shot both his grandparents dead and burned the house down.
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