I Think Boy who brought guns to school is a relative!!!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by totoro, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    I think the Boy who brought the guns to the local High School is my StepMom's Nephew! He comes from a very sad background and the whole story of how his Mom become pregnant and hew story is pretty sad...
    I have a call into my StepMom... I have Not seen him since he was little, but I used to see his Mom a lot when I bartended...

    The sad part of the story whether or not this is him or not, is the fact that he is being treated by a family Doctor... Not a psychiatrist! Why, because there are none here!!!

    Spokesman Review-

    Suicide was teen's intent, attorney says

    Erica F. Curless
    Staff writer
    January 25, 2008

    Document: Sheriff's department burglary report
    A “Columbine” shooting was never Brian Edward Gilmore’s intent when he pulled into Lake City High School's parking lot Wednesday with a loaded shotgun and three stolen, high-powered rifles in his car, his attorney alleged Thursday.

    Instead, the depressed teenager, a former Lake City student, intended to park his Pontiac in the school parking lot, walk across the street to his church, take sleeping pills and then shoot himself before he passed out, the attorney said.

    “This is absolutely not a Columbine incident,” defense attorney Clark Peterson said. “This is a troubled kid with some medical issues.”

    Judge Robert Burton set Gilmore’s bond at $500,300.

    Gilmore’s mother, Debbie Gilmore, contacted the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday night after she learned that her son might have stolen guns from an uncle.

    In the burglary report, Debbie Gilmore told a deputy she was worried about her son “doing a Columbine,” referring to the deadly 1999 school shooting in a Denver suburb. Gilmore added her son had been acting “very erratic” and spent time on the Internet researching guns and how to make silencers.

    She said he’s always been very “military” and that she recently discovered black “stealth” gloves in his room and two locked safes in his car, which he wouldn’t allow her to see.

    When Brian Gilmore, 18, left their Third Street home that morning he wore all camouflage and wouldn’t say where he was going.

    Gilmore still had on camouflage at 11 a.m. Wednesday when he pulled into Lake City High’s senior parking lot.

    Coeur d’Alene police arrested Gilmore without incident.

    The burglary report alleges that Gilmore stole a Marlin rifle and two Remington 700 rifles from the relative’s South Gozzer Road home along with ammo, about $300 and several pairs of boy’s underwear belonging to the caretaker’s 10-year-old son.

    Peterson and local law enforcement characterize Debbie Gilmore as a hero for notifying the Sheriff's Office and reporting her son might be headed for either Lake City High or Coeur d’Alene High, where he is currently a senior.

    “She was critical,” Capt. Ben Wolfinger said. “At that point we only had a burglary. Guns are pretty commonly taken in a burglary. We wouldn’t have had the information to put two and two together. It’s important people get involved like that.”

    In the report, Debbie Gilmore said her son had been expelled from Lake City High and was attending Coeur d’Alene High, yet he planned to transfer to the Bridge Academy next week after semester finals were finished.

    She told the deputy that Gilmore was often picked on by students, had no friends and hates what he called “the whole society of the jock thing.” She added that he hadn’t made any specific threats but that he hasn’t been talking to her lately.

    For several months, Gilmore has struggled with social anxiety and depression, receiving prescriptions from the family's physician, Peterson said. Gilmore also was upset that his mother recently had a baby, a concern that Debbie Gilmore mentioned in the sheriff's report.

    The medicine “drastically” changed the teenager’s behavior, and the doctor recently switched Gilmore to Prozac, Peterson said.

    Peterson said the family has no criticism of the doctor and that sometimes anti-depressants have odd effects on teenagers.

    Gilmore took a polygraph test, and Peterson said it showed that he had no intent to harm anyone at the high school.

    Instead, Peterson said Gilmore parked his car at the school because he figured his mom might suspect he would show up at the neighboring Community United Methodist Church where he works a couple hours a week.

    From there, Peterson said, Gilmore planned to walk to the church and shoot himself in the attic.

    Peterson disagreed with the high bond and said only $300 of the $500,300 bond is because of the misdemeanor charge for allegedly having a gun in a vehicle at a school.

    He unsuccessfully argued for a $50,000 bond and that the judge release Gilmore to his mother.

    Peterson, who took the case shortly before the 2 p.m. first appearance, said he didn’t know about Gilmore’s past or whether he had any previous problems at school.

    Many students said Wednesday that Gilmore is the same student who brought two vials of mercury to Lake City in March 2006, closing the school for two days before spring break and prompting intervention from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. School officials said student privacy laws prevent them from confirming that.
  2. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Such a troubled young man. I am sorry.

  3. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Oh totoro, how heartbreaking! I'm glad his mother had the presence of mind to call the police and the police handled the situation with such sensitivity. I hope he can receive some meaningful help and peace in his young life.
  4. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    SO I just talked to my StepMom... She said she hasn't heard anything about it yet, she is in California. But it is her cousin and Nephew...
    They live right here in the town next to us.
    I feel so sad for them.
    She is going to call her Aunt today, who lives here also. I said to give them my number, if they need to talk to someone, who understands some of it.
    The towns here are so small. This will not go away for the young man. As all of you who live in small towns know, and it has been on the front page of all 3 papers. Even Spokane's... They don't know who his Father is. At least she has some family in the area.
    So sad...
  5. tdtt

    tdtt tdtt

    it is very sad! Can someone ( like judge or GAL) send him to a larger city for appropriate help??

    I live in a semi rural area - that had NO help for my boys. The judge sent them ( with our driving the boys) for help. It did some good but then stopped as they both did.

    Onre is now re-adopted in a lg city & the youngest is in Foster Care ( 17) but emails frequently.

    I pray the family gets the help needed!!! Prayers.