Left Menu
Development News Edition

Classmates: Ohio shooter kept a 'hit list' and a 'rape list'

PTI | Dayton | Updated: 05-08-2019 11:20 IST | Created: 05-08-2019 11:14 IST
Classmates: Ohio shooter kept a 'hit list' and a 'rape list'
Representative Image Image Credit: ANI

High school classmates of the gunman who killed nine people early Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, say he was suspended for compiling a "hit list" of those he wanted to kill and a "rape list" of girls he wanted to sexually assault. The accounts by two former classmates emerged after police said there was nothing in the background of 24-year-old Connor Betts that would have prevented him from purchasing the .223-caliber rifle with extended ammunition magazines that he used to open fire outside a crowded bar.

Police on patrol in the entertainment district fatally shot him less than a minute later. Both former classmates told The Associated Press that Betts was suspended during their junior year at suburban Bellbrook High School after a hit list was found scrawled in a school bathroom.

That followed an earlier suspension after Betts came to school with a list of female students he wanted to sexually assault, according to the two classmates, a man and a woman who are both now 24 and spoke on condition of anonymity out of concern they might face harassment. "There was a kill list and a rape list, and my name was on the rape list," said the female classmate.

A former cheerleader, the woman said she didn't really know Betts and was surprised when a police officer called her cellphone during her freshman year to tell her that her name was included on a list of potential targets. "The officer said he wouldn't be at school for a while," she said. "But after some time passed he was back, walking the halls. They didn't give us any warning that he was returning to school." Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools officials declined to comment on those accounts, only confirming that Betts attended schools in the district.

The discovery of the hit list early in 2012 sparked a police investigation, and roughly one-third of Bellbrook students skipped school out of fear, according to an article in the Dayton Daily News.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

5G will be the key driving force for COVID-19 recovery: Here's how?

... ...

Canada’s COVID-19 pitfalls highlight need for integrated health information system

In the globalized world of today where outbreaks can spread far and wide within a matter of days, a global-level integrated health information system is ideal but Canadas provincial barriers show that the country lags much behind in deployi...

Pandemic must be impetus, not obstacle, for clean water access

To make matters worse, there are suspicions that the inadequacy of wastewater treatment methods in California, the rest of the USA, and indeed around the world may help to propagate the disease even more widely. ...

3D printing and the future of manufacturing post COVID-19

The on-demand, customizable, and localized manufacturing of product components facilitated by 3D printing has the potential to redefine manufacturing but there are certain technical, mechanical, and legal limitations that, unless ...

Videos

Latest News

Infosys fines independent director Bobby Parikh for inadvertent trade

Infosys has imposed a penalty of Rs 2 lakh on its independent director Bobby Parikh for an inadvertent trade by the portfolio management services of his spouse Bela Parikh. Bela -- a joint holder of the account -- had bought 2,754 shares du...

SAI sanctions two month training period for Olympic probable swimmers in Dubai

The Sports Authority of India SAI has approved two months training period for three Olympic-probable swimmers in Dubai. The three swimmers namely Virdhawal Khade 50m freestyle, Srihari Nataraj 100m backstroke, Kushagra Rawat 400m freestyle ...

Kershaw bounces back as Dodgers down Angels

Clayton Kershaw threw seven strong innings, Cody Bellinger hit two home runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-4 Friday night in Anaheim, Calif. Kershaw bounced back in a big way after losing his last start against t...

Surfer saved after friend punches shark in Australian attack

A woman has survived a great white shark attack on Australias east coast after her surfing companion repeatedly punched it until it let her go. Paramedics were called to Shelly Beach at Port Macquarie, about 400 kilometers 250 miles north o...

Give Feedback