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
How the events of last year changed Vermont schools and law enforcement. Also - where's Jack?
Part 5: Threat Assessment
How do you know if a young person is plotting a school massacre? And what do you do then?
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.
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.
Part 2: How We Got Here
Who is Jack Sawyer, and why did he want to kill his former classmates?
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.
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Excellent journalism that really digs into the issue of an averted school shooting, gun violence and the line between personal liberty and collective security. Episode 4, about the Reupublican governor who changed his opinion on gun laws, and then is branded a “traitor,” is illuminating and worth listening to on its own.
Started listening in my English class, but only got to episode 4. I just really had to finish it because it was really interesting! Love it
Being from VT, I found this very interesting. The balance between safety and rights is a fine line.