Jeff Weise, Red Lake Shooter
Two of the worst school shootings in America…Today is the sixteenth anniversary of the Columbine shooting. Classes were canceled today in memory of the victims – 15 died in the shooting and 24 more were wounded with some barely surviving.
And Saturday, March 21, was the 10th anniversary of the Red Lake School shooting where 10 died and 14 were wounded. Early the morning ten years earlier 16 year old Jeff Weise shot his grandfather (who he was very close to and loved very much), and his grandfather’s girl friend, before leaving the home. He then went to school and killed a security guard, a teacher and five fellow students before shooting himself.
Jeff had become obsessed with the movie Elephant about the Columbine Shooting and just as with Eric Harris at Columbine his doctor had just increased the dose of his antidepressant. With Eric it was the antidepressant Luvox which had been doubled two months before and with Jeff it was Prozac which had been greatly increased to 60 mgs the week before the shooting.
Database of School Shootings
Database of about 70 school shootings including documentation of the antidepressant involved in each shooting can be found here:
Why I Took A Gun to School
If you have not yet watched the video of the only school shooter to go into detail about what happened to him you need to watch Corey Baadsgard discuss his experience which miraculously ended with no shots being fired and one getting injured after Corey’s teacher was able to talk him into giving him the gun 45 minutes after he walked into the classroom taking his fellow classmates hostage.
Click link to watch Corey’s video interview:
Ten Years Ago – That Day In Red Lake
From an article ten years ago: “BEMIDJI, MINN. — Jeffrey Weise had “a good relationship” with the grandfather he shot and killed on Monday as prelude to his deadly assault on students and others at Red Lake High School, according to relatives who are struggling to understand what might have pushed the teenager from sometimes bizarre behavior to mass murder and suicide.
They have sifted through the traumas of his childhood: his father’s suicide, the car accident that left his mother with reduced mental capacity, the shuttling between the Red Lake Reservation and the Twin Cities, and the taunts of peers over his appearance, size and outsider behavior.
They wondered, too, about medication he was supposedly taking for depression, and a recent increase in his prescribed dosage.
Lee Cook, director of the American Indian Cultural Center at Bemidji State University and a first cousin to Sgt. Daryl (Dash) Lussier, the grandfather, talked about the tragedy Thursday after meeting on the reservation with Lussier’s brother, three daughters and other family members.
“The daughters said Jeff loved his grandfather, and his grandfather loved him,” Cook said. “There had never been any serious differences or harsh words between them.
“They were surprised by all of this, but they were stunned he would shoot his grandfather.”
“Weise’s relatives “knew he had a problem with depression, and they took him to treatment,” Cook said. “He was getting counseling.” His medication dosage had been increased a week earlier, Cook added.
“His grandmother, Shelda Lussier, 54, said he saw a mental health professional at Red Lake Hospital on Feb. 21, the same day his prescription was refilled for 60 milligrams a day of Prozac, which he had been taking since last summer, the Washington Post reported.”
Black Box Warning Six Months Earlier Not Strong Enough
“Studies have linked Prozac and similar antidepressants to a greater risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in kids. In October, the Food and Drug Administration revised the drugs’ packaging to warn health professionals that they should closely monitor young patients when an antidepressant is prescribed or the dose is changed.”
Burying the Evidence
It appears the drug makers like the idea that Solvey, the makers of Luvox, used in 2009 to bury evidence of the connection between antidepressants and Columbine. (Keep in mind that Solvey used Pfizer’s attorneys out of Denver in Mark Taylor’s suit against them for causing Eric Harris to shoot Mark at Columbine as a result of his use of Luvox.)
See early Redlake news article here:http://ssristories.drugawareness.org/archive/show9a5f.php?item=785
The Aftermath Ten Years Later – Burying the Evidence:
Columbine “Miracle Boy,” Mark Taylor
Original Article on Columbine
This is an interview Mark Taylor, the first boy shot at Columbine and the only one who sued the antidepressant maker for causing Columbine, and I did with Kelly O’Meara who was writing for the Washington Times’ Insight Magazine.
Michael Moore Reveals the Truth Behind Columbine – Not What You Expect From Him
Classes Canceled Today at Columbine
Aftermath of Columbine Ten Years Later – Burying the Evidence
This is what we were doing as Columbine and Red Lake came together to warn the world that both shootings were caused by antidepressants.
While we were working to warn the world of the antidepressant connection the popular US newspaper, USA Today, was most likely obtaining a large Pharma contract in exchange for convincing the world that antidepressants being involved in the Columbine shooting was just a “myth”! Even though I immediately contacted the reporter the minute the article hit the internet to correct him and he admited that Luvox was part of Columbine and he should change that. It was never done and almost a week later the article hit all of the small town papers nationwide and people began to believe Columbine had nothing to do with antidepressants.
So in both shootings we see the efforts to bury the evidence for any younger generations so that they are not aware of the antidepressant connection to nearly every shooting in America and others around the world. In investigating these cases since the 90’s and acting in an expert capacity on many of the cases I can tell you that the connection to antidepressants is SO COMMON that I am shocked when I do not find the antidepressant in the case. Of about the first 100 there were only two where the connection was not made – one involved the use of marijuana, which could easily have been laced with PCP thus causing the violence. The other case had all the earmarks of an antidepressant reaction and I am still following leads on that case to learn the truth behind that one.
Learn How the Drug Companies Fight Back by Viewing
Mark Taylor’s Fight for Columbine
If you really think you know anything about Columbine think again! The initial lawsuit filed against Solvay Pharmaceutical for causing Columbine had five plaintiffs until the attorneys representing Solvay (Pfizer’s attorneys based in Denver) told the plaintiffs that if they did not win their lawsuit against them they would sue them for everything they had. The families knowing the power of the drug companies all backed off stating that they had already lost their loved ones and could not afford to suffer the loss of everything else.
Mark Taylor was the only one with the courage to continue and he used the money donated to him as a victim to do so! Mark Taylor’s voice was one even the FDA officials was impressed with. In my opinion Pharma could not afford to allow Mark Taylor to continue his fight for truth. His lawsuit was mysteriously shattered by technicalities and then the unthinkable happened to Mark next. Please view and share his story here:http://www.drugawareness.org/mark-taylors-fight4columbine/
And to view any other news interviews and lectures Mark has given please go tohttp://www.drugawareness.org/videos/
Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”
WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!
WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.