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A five-part podcast about a school shooting that didn’t happen, the line between thought and crime, and a Republican governor in a rural state who changed his mind about gun laws.

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A five-part podcast about a school shooting that didn’t happen, the line between thought and crime, and a Republican governor in a rural state who changed his mind about gun laws.

    Update: One Year Later

    Update: One Year Later

    How the events of last year changed Vermont schools and law enforcement. Also - where's Jack?

    • 15 min
    Part 5: Threat Assessment

    Part 5: Threat Assessment

    How do you know if a young person is plotting a school massacre? And what do you do then?

    • 29 min
    Part 4: The Reversal

    Part 4: The Reversal

    How a Republican governor who had been rated "A" by the NRA decided that Vermont, one of the most gun-friendly states in the nation, needed gun control laws.

    • 24 min
    Part 3: Thought, Or Crime?

    Part 3: Thought, Or Crime?

    When does planning a school shooting become attempted murder? The question went all the way to the Vermont Supreme Court.

    • 27 min
    Part 2: How We Got Here

    Part 2: How We Got Here

    Who is Jack Sawyer, and why did he want to kill his former classmates?

    • 33 min
    Part 1: The Shooting That Didn’t Happen

    Part 1: The Shooting That Didn’t Happen

    Jack Sawyer’s journal contained a startling confession. It landed him in jail, and sent shockwaves through the state of Vermont.

    • 18 min

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