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    Default I do not think he'll get an invitation to his class reunion...

    Jonesboro school shooter free

    Mitchell Johnson, pictured at age 13, was charged in the murders of four students and a teacher.
    Johnson released on 21st birthday

    JONESBORO, Arkansas (CNN) -- Mitchell Johnson walked free from prison Thursday, seven years after he and another student opened fire outside a Jonesboro middle school killing four students and a teacher.

    Johnson, who was tried as a juvenile, left a Tennessee facility on his 21st birthday -- his record wiped clean.

    The release angered many in Jonesboro and opened fresh wounds in a small community still coping with the deadly attacks.

    "I'll never forget what he did to our school, our friends and our teachers. He's changed our lives completely. We don't even know what a normal life is really," shooting survivor Brandi George said.

    George was with two friends -- Natalie Brooks and Paige Herring -- on that fateful day at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro on March 24, 1998. The fire alarm had gone off in the school, and they thought they were heading outside for a fire drill. Instead, it was an ambush.

    As the girls were walking outside, holding hands and singing, Natalie and Paige were shot dead by Johnson, then 13, and Andrew Golden, then 11. Two other students and a teacher were killed. Nine students and a second teacher were wounded.

    Mitch Wright, whose wife was killed in the attack, finds it outrageous that Johnson is getting out. "You look at the number of deaths and the number of people shot, and it's just not right," he said.

    Johnson and Golden were tried and convicted as minors, due to a now-closed loophole in which they could not be held under Arkansas' juvenile justice system past age 18. Federal prosecutors were able to use gun charges to keep them in prison until their 21st birthdays.

    The boys had stolen weapons from Golden's grandfather, pulled the school's fire alarm and then waited in the woods for teachers and students to gather outside before they opened fire.

    Golden is set to be released in 2007.

    Johnson left the facility with a clean record. Because he was convicted as a minor, he no longer has a criminal record reflecting the shootings.

    Sheriff Jack McCann of Craighead County, Arkansas, said that means he will be able to legally purchase guns. McCann said neither of the boys has given a reason for the shootings or expressed remorse.

    "I think that's one of the major problems everyone has with this case," he said.

    The sheriff spoke with Johnson's mother who said her son would not be living in the Jonesboro area after his release. She still lives about a mile from the middle school where the shooting took place.

    Johnson's mother was quoted in an Arkansas paper as saying her son wants to become a minister and that he promises to never live in Arkansas again.

    That suits most people here in Jonesboro just fine.

    "I'm glad he's not coming back to Jonesboro. Too many people in this area would put a hole in him," resident Greg Slayton said.

    Whitney Irving, a student at the middle school when the shootings occurred, said she and others still struggle to cope with what happened seven years ago.

    "I want to ask him personally: Have you changed? Do you feel sorry for what you did? Have you suffered like we have?" she said. "Of course, there's no way he's suffered as much as we have."

    She added, "In my eyes, he's always going to be a killer. I mean I don't see how you can go from being a killer to being a minister, especially just in seven years."
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    Big round of applause for the justice system.
    "Suck a fat one, faggot."
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    "You know what's weird to me is Christians who are against the death penalty. After all, if it weren't for the death penalty, we wouldn't celebrate Easter!"

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    how in the hell these two kids are alive is beyond me!!!!
    I used to wonder why he was grinning all the time(Michael Ian Black talkin about EVH on VH1 I love the 80's) but then i realized the reason he's grinning is because he's Eddie F*#king Van Halen

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    Like I've been saying, hopefully those heathens got slammed a few times and never want to go back.
    If it's BROWN, flush it DOWN.

    GO STEELERS!

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    What a fucked up justice system we have. They kill 5 people, wound 10 more, and only do 7 years, and have clean records? WTF is up with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen
    What a fucked up justice system we have. They kill 5 people, wound 10 more, and only do 7 years, and have clean records? WTF is up with that?

    America!! F yeah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod
    Johnson left the facility with a clean record. Because he was convicted as a minor, he no longer has a criminal record reflecting the shootings.

    Sheriff Jack McCann of Craighead County, Arkansas, said that means he will be able to legally purchase guns. McCann said neither of the boys has given a reason for the shootings or expressed remorse.

    "I think that's one of the major problems everyone has with this case," he said.
    Um, like yeah. Never expressed remorse but wants to be a minister. Riiiiight. Another travesty of our judicial system. What ever happend to common sense? Keep these bastards locked up before they do it again.
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    I give him a year tops that he'll do it again somewhere else and end up going back. Except sinse he won't be a minor anymore, he can be given a real hard punishment.
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    maybe he'll eventually be on the wrong side of the sights...
    Last edited by voivod; 08.13.05 at 05:58 AM.
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