Taiwanese exchange student arrested for threatening school shooting

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Taiwanese exchange student arrested for threatening school shooting

Postby maoman » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:40

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/an-tso-sun ... ol-attack/

Doesn't look like a real threat. Just a kid being stupid.
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Re: Taiwanese exchange student arrested for threatening school shooting

Postby Toad » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:02

If he genuinely did have a stockpile of weapons, I'd say no, he was at least halfway serious. It's not like Taiwan has never heard of people going berserk for reasons of revenge, mental illness, etc.

"I'm going to kill you all, hahaha, just joking" is itself a pretty fucked-up thing to say. At the very least that kid wants his head examined. At least the police didn't go in there with a SWAT team, blasting away at anything that looked like it might be a kid with a gun.
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Re: Taiwanese exchange student arrested for threatening school shooting

Postby sandman » Thu Mar 29, 2018 13:47

His own MOTHER said it was just a joke! If you can't believe a child's mother, who CAN you trust? Powerful crossbow with a scope, 9mm ammo, garotte, searches for and AK47 or AR15. Some pretty funny yuk-yuks there and no mistake!

"...And daddy doesn't understand it, he always said she was good as gold..."

There's been a few cases of passengers getting hauled off planes and jailed after mentioning the b-word. I don't think "joking" or "stupidity" are looked upon as strong defences in such cases.

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Re: Taiwanese exchange student arrested for threatening school shooting

Postby Big Vern » Thu Mar 29, 2018 19:17

sandman wrote:His own MOTHER said it was just a joke! If you can't believe a child's mother, who CAN you trust? Powerful crossbow with a scope, 9mm ammo, garotte, searches for and AK47 or AR15. Some pretty funny yuk-yuks there and no mistake!

"...And daddy doesn't understand it, he always said she was good as gold..."

There's been a few cases of passengers getting hauled off planes and jailed after mentioning the b-word. I don't think "joking" or "stupidity" are looked upon as strong defences in such cases.


Indeed. Making a joke is one thing, also purchasing weapons is another. The last school massacre could have been prevented if people had picked up on the warning signs. Basically, the USA is not the place to make a joke at the moment.
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Re: Taiwanese exchange student arrested for threatening school shooting

Postby cranky laowai » Wed Aug 29, 2018 15:56

He cut some sort of deal with the prosecutors and has pleaded guilty to a relatively minor charge.

He could still end up in prison for quite a stretch. But it looks he'll be back in Taiwan sooner rather than later, because he'll definitely be deported as soon as he finishes doing time.
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Re: Taiwanese exchange student arrested for threatening school shooting

Postby Toad » Wed Aug 29, 2018 17:13

cranky laowai wrote:he'll definitely be deported as soon as he finishes doing time.

Oh joy. So presumably he'll then be free to wander the streets of Taipei muttering to himself about the CIA coming to get him? Just what we need: another nutter on the loose.
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Re: Taiwanese exchange student arrested for threatening school shooting

Postby Icon » Sun Sep 02, 2018 17:39

cranky laowai wrote:He cut some sort of deal with the prosecutors and has pleaded guilty to a relatively minor charge.

He could still end up in prison for quite a stretch. But it looks he'll be back in Taiwan sooner rather than later, because he'll definitely be deported as soon as he finishes doing time.


An interesting part of that legal document says the accused went several times to a local shooting range and also took several acquaintances from Taiwan to that same shooting range.

Friends? Family? How many knew and agreed on the stock piling? How many were aware he couldn't do that on a student visa? Did not know or did not care?

Those shooting were a recent finding and apparently had quite to do with the possible sentence hiked up to 10years.
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Re: Taiwanese exchange student arrested for threatening school shooting

Postby Icon » Sun Sep 02, 2018 17:40

Toad wrote:
cranky laowai wrote:he'll definitely be deported as soon as he finishes doing time.

Oh joy. So presumably he'll then be free to wander the streets of Taipei muttering to himself about the CIA coming to get him? Just what we need: another nutter on the loose.


I expected some copycats to flourish after the latest MRT incident. Indeed, the next there was a loony on our train shouting about guns...
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Re: Taiwanese exchange student arrested for threatening school shooting

Postby cranky laowai » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:46

Lucky kid. He'll be back in Taiwan soon, probably before the end of the year.
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Re: Taiwanese exchange student arrested for threatening school shooting

Postby Icon » Wed Nov 21, 2018 15:31

It is so sad that all the adults around him -parents, house mother, etc-have failed him, aiding and abetting illegal activities, promoting unhealthy behavior, covering him from the consequences of his actions. He simply isn't mature enough to drive a car let alone carry heavy weaponry. And his mental health, based on his lack of empathy and violent tendencies, make him a potential danger to others. This will not end well.
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