dkelly28
Aplington-Parkersburg (IA) high school head football coach Ed Thomas was shot and killed in the high school's weight room this morning. [link=http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=247737]Here's a link.[/link]

Absolute shame this had to happen....especially a year after the community was practically destroyed by an F5 tornado. Society still manages to piss me off every day in some way....
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Berns_old
Michael Jordan didnt make his high school basketball team, but he didnt do this. He worked harder and made something out of himself.

OK, so im merely speculating that this was a defunct player from years passed. Scorned in some way by this coach. Its an absolute tragedy when these types of things happen. These are sensless crimes that communities and families pay for. When this story beaks on a motive, i know i wont be far off.
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jerry_old
Maybe things will be clearer when the whole story comes out, but it's kind of strange that the shooter is 24. Talk about holding a grudge.
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MWarrior2008_old
It really sucks that someone could stoop so low for whatever reason it was. Murder a coach in front of young men at 8 in the morning? I don't know who this guy is but I hope he gets the death penalty. I normally wouldn't say that but this guy crossed the line.
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spike64
I really hope there is something mentally wrong with the shooter. If this is in cold blood. It just baffels me how someone could do something like this.
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db11
spike64 wrote:


I really hope there is something mentally wrong with the shooter. If this is in cold blood. It just baffels me how someone could do something like this.


Reports indicate he was taken to the psych ward last weekend for a different incident, but was released yesterday...apparently the local police were to have been notified of this, but were not.
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jtownsupporter
I believe it was a 24 year old former player that did it?
Wow is all I have to say. And there were kids in the weight room who saw it all happen, very sad.
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