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School attacker was not Amish


More details have emerged about the fatal shooting at an Amish school in the United States in which four girls died and seven others were critically injured. It is now known that the attacker was not Amish. He has been identified as Charles Carl Roberts and was heavily armed with guns, knives and 600 rounds of ammunition.

Police say he ordered the boys and some adults out of the one room schoolhouse and then killed the victims, execution style before committing suicide. Pennsylvania police commissioner, Jeffrey Miller, believes he chose the school at random and was acting in revenge over and incident 20-years ago:

“What I can say about the (suicide) notes is he was angry, he was angry with life, he was angry at God – things like that,” he said. The tragedy has particularly stunned the largely Amish community, where people shun many aspects of modern life, like cars, electricity and television. The attack on the isolated community is the third gun-related violent incident to take place in a US school in the last week.

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