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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 04:40 PM

we believe this is the most extensive interview ever done with an American school shooter, but it's


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George Zornick
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A phenomenal, compassionate piece of reporting from @jessicaschulb - we believe this is the most extensive interview ever done with an American school shooter, but it's so much more than that:


Kip Kinkel Is Ready To Speak
huffpost.com
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kip-kinkel-is-ready-to-speak_n_60abd623e4b0a2568315c62d

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Kinkel spent the next 18 months in solitary confinement awaiting trial, first in a juvenile detention center and then, after his 16th birthday, in adult county jail. He was left to deal with his overwhelming sense of guilt, loss and self-loathing mostly in isolation. Solitary confinement is widely recognized as a form of torture, and for Kinkel, it made the symptoms of his illness all-consuming.

When one of his teeth started protruding outward, the result of not having his retainer in jail, Kinkel believed his crooked tooth was being used as an antennae for the chip in his brain. When he found out he was going to have an MRI, he was relieved that everyone would finally see the chip and realize the government and Disney were to blame. At times he could no longer tell where his body ended and the walls of the prison began.

During this time, two boys killed 13 people at Columbine High School in Colorado before killing themselves. Kinkel sobbed when he found out, thinking he might be personally responsible for inspiring the massacre. The voices told him that it was his fault and that he should hang himself. He spent that night punching himself in the head, trying to force the voices out.

Kinkel was examined by multiple doctors who concluded his symptoms were consistent with paranoid schizophrenia, although some said a final diagnosis should wait until he was older.

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 06:25 PM

1. really good article

thanks for posting

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 07:34 PM

2. Truly

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