Media watch – Friday

28 December 2018

MediaWatch

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  1. Gezza

     /  December 28, 2018

    Another mass school shooting
    A man with a gun walked into a school, killed two, injured six.

    After police arrested him, a bomb was found. Three sticks of gelignite wrapped in newspaper, with a fuse attached to a detonator. He also had a knife, and a big grudge against a community he felt was out to get him.

    But this wasn’t America.

    This was little Waikino School, near Waihi, in 1923 and this is the story of New Zealand’s only mass school shooting.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/109153685/revisiting-a-dark-day-new-zealands-first-mass-school-shooting

    Fascinating. I never knew about this.

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  December 28, 2018

    An interesting story about one of the two All Blacks on the staff of CBHS during my school days. The other was John Graham. Both were well respected by the boys but a lot of the Pat Vincent story here is news to me, especiallly after his move to California.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/indepth/sport/pat-vincent-all-black/