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It is being reported with increasing frequency both on social media and on mainstream media that members knew of the alleged shooters intentions and not only did not report the threatened actions but actually encouraged the shooter to go go ahead with his plans.

One article quoted the alleged shooter:

“Some of you guys are alright. Don’t go to school tomorrow if you are in the northwest.

happening thread will be posted tomorrow morning

so long space robots”

One reply to the alleged shooter indicated that 4chan members wanted him to go ahead with his threat and even offered this advice:

“I suggest you enter a classroom and tell people that you will take them as hostages. Make everyone get in one corner and then open fire.”

Another reply seemed to show support for what the shooter was planning:


The entire chat thread was archived and has appeared in a number of articles on both the mainstream media and on social media websites:

This is not the first time that members of 4chan have encouraged or support such actions as this mass shootings. There are many instances of 4chan members advocating people commit suicide on webcam. 4chan is noted for many pranks and the practice of “swatting” and prank calls to suicide hot lines have been attributed to members of the various chat sites within the website.

Law enforcement seems not to care about this website’s actions and even Obama seems not to see the real problem as he is once again on the subject of gun control.

How many incidents of this nature is it going to take before the government realizes that it is more than access to guns that is part of the problem. It is the actions by members of 4chan and similar websites that need to be looked into more closely.

Stay tuned