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Lawsuit: Officials Ignored Warning Signs School Shooter Ethan Crumbley Was Plotting Sick Attack

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A lawsuit alleging that a Michigan high school didn’t do enough to protect students from the teenager who is charged in a fatal November shooting claims the boy showed multiple instances of bizarre behavior without any response from school officials.

Ethan Crumbley, 15, faces charges of first-degree murder and terrorism in connection with the Nov. 30 shootings at Oxford High School, in the Detroit suburbs, that killed four and left seven injured. The four dead were all students. Those injured included a teacher.

Attorney Geoffrey Fieger is suing the Oxford school district for $100 million on behalf of sisters Bella and Riley Franz, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Riley Franz, 17, was shot in the neck during the massacre. Bella Franz, 14, was not wounded but did see her sister shot.

The lawsuit claims that about three weeks before the shooting, Crumbley brought the head of a bird to school and left it in a boys’ bathroom, sitting in a jar filled with yellow liquid, according to the Free Press.

Although the discovery was reported to school officials, the lawsuit said parents of students were told everything was fine.

“Please know that we have reviewed every concern shared with us and investigated all information provided. … [We] want our parents and students to know that there has been no threat to our building nor our students,” read an email sent out by the school’s administration the day after the head was found, the Free Press reported.

On Nov. 4, a severed deer’s head was dumped in the school courtyard, according to the school’s website. Messages were written on windows in red paint. Again, the school told parents not to worry.

“I know I’m being redundant here, but there is absolutely no threat at the HS,” the principal wrote in a Nov. 16  email, which was cited in the lawsuit, the Free Press reported. “… Large assumptions were made from a few social media posts, then the assumptions evolved into exaggerated rumors.”

According to the Free Press, the individual who brought the deer’s head has been identified and is not Crumbley.

The lawsuit said that on Nov. 29, the day before the shooting, Crumbley openly brought bullets to class, the lawsuit states, according to the Free Press.

The suit claims school officials knew about the bullets and a tweet from Crumbley that day saying, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. See you tomorrow Oxford.”

Attorney Nora Hanna, who works with Fieger, told the Free Press that the school district was “on alert” about Crumbley.

“There are a million things that they could have done,” she said.

But what was done actually made matters worse, the lawsuit claims, according to the Free Press.

“(The principal) excited Ethan Crumbley by pulling him out of class, warning him that Child Protective Services might be called, thereby encouraging Crumbley to accelerate his timetable for murder,” the lawsuit states, according to the newspaper, adding that taking him out of class and making him wait for a meeting with his parents “further escalated” his plan.

The lawsuit’s allegations come as prosecutors offered more details about Crumbley’s home life during a hearing concerning his parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley.

The Crumbleys are facing involuntary manslaughter charges for what prosecutors describe as bad parenting choices they think led to the four students’ deaths.

The revelations came in a hearing in which the Crumbleys failed to get their bail lowered, according to the Free Press.

Assistant Oakland County Prosecutor Marc Keast revealed that last March, Ethan Crumbley texted his mother several times that “he thought there was a demon or a ghost or someone else inside the home,” the Free Press reported.

Jennifer Crumbley did not reply for several hours, Keast said.

The prosecutor claimed Ethan Crumbley tortured animals in May and recorded himself doing so, according to the Free Press The prosecutor revealed that a severed bird’s head was under his bed for six months.

In August, according to Keast, Ethan Crumbley made a video showing him holding his father’s handgun and texted a friend the message: “It’s time to shoot up a school. JK. JK. JK.”

“Ethan was gravely troubled,” Keast said, according to the Free Press. “He was fascinated with firearms. He was violent. He displayed terrifying tendencies and behaviors, and he literally sketched out what he planned to do in his journal and his drawings.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Army Reveals New Weapon Intended to Become Standard-Issue Rifle in Combat Force

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The Army has revealed the weapon intended to replace the M4 carbine in front-line combat units.

The branch announced a 10-year, $20.4- million contract to Sig Sauer to produce two weapons it’s calling the next-generation squad weapons at the end of April, according to a U.S. Army Public Affairs press release.

The weapons are the XM5 rifle and the XM250 automatic rifle. The former is intended for individual soldiers, and the latter is intended as a replacement for squad automatic weapons like the M249 light machine gun.

The weapons are being supplied to combat arms across the branch, with the branch planning on eventual widespread distribution. If the weapon is adopted across the Army, it would be the most dramatic change to the branch’s standard weapon since the Vietnam War.

The M16 became the first assault rifle in US military use during that conflict, with the M4 carbine entering service as a shortened version of the rifle in the following decades.

The two weapons will fire a bigger bullet than their predecessors. Both are chambered for 6.8-millimeter rounds, rather than the 5.56 of the M4 and M429.

The new round is thought to be more lethal against a foe who is wearing body armor.

The military is gradually retooling for more conventional wars against state opponents, as opposed to the Global War on Terror against irregular Islamic terrorist forces.

The weapon has some visual similarities to the AR family of weapons used by both American civilians and service members, and some crucial differences.

The rifle has a charging handle like the AR-15, but its bolt catch is different.

“Both weapons provide significant capability improvements in accuracy, range and overall lethality,” said the Army’s statement in announcing the contract.

“They are lightweight, fire more lethal ammunition, mitigate recoil, provide improved barrel performance, and include integrated muzzle sound and flash reduction.”

The weapons are designed for use with the XM157 Fire Control system, a tool that will integrate a variable optic, a laser rangefinder and a ballistic calculator.

Widespread adoption of the XM5 rifle isn’t assured at this stage of its development, with the performance of the weapon likely to determine whether it becomes the Army’s standard-issue rifle.

Colonel Scott Madore, who oversaw testing of the XM5 against competing rifles, said that service members tested the weapon for 20,000 hours to gauge its utility.

There’s no indication that a civilian version of the XM5 is in commercial development, although it’s likely a semi-automatic version will end up in gun stores if the rifle proves effective and reliable.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

The Army has revealed the weapon intended to replace the M4 carbine in front-line combat units. The branch announced a 10-year, $20.4- million contract to Sig Sauer to produce two weapons it’s calling the next-generation squad weapons at the end of April, according to a U.S. Army Public Affairs press release. The weapons are the XM5 rifle and the XM250 automatic rifle. The former is intended for individual soldiers, and the latter is intended as a replacement for squad automatic weapons like the M249 light machine gun. The weapons are being supplied to combat arms across the branch, with the branch planning on eventual widespread distribution. If the weapon is adopted across the Army, it would be the most dramatic change to the branch’s standard weapon since the Vietnam War. The M16 became the first assault rifle in US military use during that conflict, with the M4 carbine entering service as a shortened version of the rifle in the following decades. The two weapons will fire a bigger bullet than their predecessors. Both are chambered for 6.8-millimeter rounds, rather than the 5.56 of the M4 and M429. The new round is thought to be more lethal against a foe who is wearing body armor. The military is gradually retooling for more conventional wars against state opponents, as opposed to the Global War on Terror against irregular Islamic terrorist forces. The weapon has some visual similarities to the AR family of weapons used by both American civilians and service members, and some crucial differences. The rifle has a charging handle like the AR-15, but its bolt catch is different. “Both weapons provide significant capability improvements in accuracy, range and overall lethality,” said the Army’s statement in announcing the contract. “They are lightweight, fire more lethal ammunition, mitigate recoil, provide improved barrel…

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Op-Ed: I’m Furious the Black Community Is Being Used to Perpetrate an Attack Against Americans

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Something maniacal was unleashed in the wake of the leaked draft opinion detailing the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

This frightening new obscenity is more insidious and deadly than Jim Crow ever was. I join many others who are furious that the black community is yet again being used to perpetrate a terroristic attack against the people of America.

It is the elites who are calling for women to take it to the streets — to protest the potential reversal of a decision that has had a genocidal and devastating impact on this nation. In particular, they desire the black community — those who have had their birthrate so gutted they are no longer having enough children to remain 12 percent of the population — to join them in the streets. That will not happen this time.

All across America, black women of childbearing age — those who have been targeted consistently by the abortion industry — have had proportionately the greatest number of abortions. In fact, black women of childbearing age are roughly 3 percent of the population and yet have 40 percent of all abortions. In some states, the numbers are so horrific they should take your breath away, with more abortions being performed than babies being born.

Georgia, where I am running for governor, is one of those states. In 2020, there were 31,248 abortions performed. Of that staggering number, 20,601 — 66 percent — were on black women. More abortions were performed in Georgia than ever before, making it a banner year for the abortion industry — even during a pandemic.

The very same year, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading abortion provider whose Southeast regional office is in Atlanta, announced that it is a systemically racist, white supremacist organization that has caused “reproductive harm” to minority women. The reaction… crickets.

There was no marching, protests or outrage from black “social justice” leaders. There was no rioting, shouts of “Black Lives Matter” or demands to shut Planned Parenthood down. Not one black legislator elected to protect black interests marched in the streets or otherwise reacted to Planned Parenthood’s admission. Instead, they continued to accept money from the organization that has killed millions of their own. The silence was deafening.

The civil rights movement was never meant to be used as a tool to destroy the black family. Yet politicians have used the movement to create a false narrative that includes the “right” to take unborn lives.

Through Planned Parenthood’s Negro Project, launched in 1939 and continuing today, political operatives such as Stacey Abrams and Sen. Raphael Warnock are paid to promote birth control and abortion as lifesaving tools, especially for black women. They call it “reproductive justice” — but it is anything but just.

In response to the possibility that Roe could be no more, Abrams announced she is suspending her campaign fundraising in favor of raising money for the very organizations that have taken more black lives than any group, including the KKK. Since 1973, more than 20 million black babies have died in one of the abortion centers in or near black neighborhoods. This staggering number is more than America’s entire black population in 1960.

I am furious that Abrams and others dare to prostitute the black experience to sell abortions to black women. Not one of our ancestors fought, bled and died so that the black community could be exterminated in the name of civil rights, social justice or women’s health.

The diabolical plan launched by Abrams in support of the longstanding Negro Project has to be stopped dead in its tracks, along with all the other elite-driven plans of terror aimed at persuading the Supreme Court justices to change their votes. I am calling on all people of goodwill, all people who believe every life should be protected whether in the womb or out, to stand in unity against this latest plot intended to intimidate the court to make a political rather than a constitutional decision.

I am calling on the black community to no longer allow our lives to be prostituted for the sake of enriching a few. Our nation, our state and our community deserve the right to life.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Something maniacal was unleashed in the wake of the leaked draft opinion detailing the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. This frightening new obscenity is more insidious and deadly than Jim Crow ever was. I join many others who are furious that the black community is yet again being used to perpetrate a terroristic attack against the people of America. It is the elites who are calling for women to take it to the streets — to protest the potential reversal of a decision that has had a genocidal and devastating impact on this nation. In particular, they desire the black community — those who have had their birthrate so gutted they are no longer having enough children to remain 12 percent of the population — to join them in the streets. That will not happen this time. All across America, black women of childbearing age — those who have been targeted consistently by the abortion industry — have had proportionately the greatest number of abortions. In fact, black women of childbearing age are roughly 3 percent of the population and yet have 40 percent of all abortions. In some states, the numbers are so horrific they should take your breath away, with more abortions being performed than babies being born. Georgia, where I am running for governor, is one of those states. In 2020, there were 31,248 abortions performed. Of that staggering number, 20,601 — 66 percent — were on black women. More abortions were performed in Georgia than ever before, making it a banner year for the abortion industry — even during a pandemic. The very same year, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading abortion provider whose Southeast regional office is in Atlanta, announced that it is a systemically racist, white supremacist organization that has caused “reproductive…

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