Comments:Two students in Germany accused of plotting a school attack

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I am curious. Does lighting fireworks and pointing it in someone's face in an educational facility count as an 'attack'? Contralya 08:08, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Depending on what happened after the pointing, it would probably be assault or worse, at a guess. Are you suggesting that pointing a firework at someone could be compared to this though...? -- 19:08, 19 November 2007 (UTC).

Why collect the air guns? What would they have done with them, force students to play dead when shot with paint balls? Cross bows are mildly threatening, but while good for hunting the significant reload time makes them pretty useless in this kind of context. The instructions for pipe bombs-well, I imagine just about every teenage boy has that in some form. None of those items really indicate anything menacing. I do not doubt the psychological problems of the two boys though, especially given the one boy killed himself. The boys made threats, and people are nervous. That seems to be the reality here. It seems strange to consider this as a viable threat to the school. Seems the media is making so much out of this because of the recent news from Finland. Just strange overall. 05:58, 20 November 2007 (UTC)