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“This is a horrendous, horrific incident for the Amish community. They’re solid citizens in the community. They’re good people. They don’t deserve ... no one deserves this,” Miller said.The fourth victim, a 7-year-old girl, died about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at Penn State Children's Hospital in Hershey, hospital spokeswoman Amy Buehler Stranges said."Her parents were with her," Buehler Stranges said. "She was taken off life support and she passed away shortly after."Shortly afterward, state police announced the death of a fifth child at a hospital in Delaware, Pennsylvania.

Stranges said."Her parents were with her," Buehler Stranges said. "She was taken off life support and she passed away shortly after."Shortly afterward, state police announced the death of a fifth child at a hospital in Delaware, Pennsylvania.

Most of the victims had been shot execution-style at point-blank range after being lined up along the chalkboard, their feet bound with wire and plastic ties, authorities said. Two young students were killed, along with a female teacher’s aide who was slightly older than the students, state police Commissioner Jeffrey B. Miller said.“This is a horrendous, horrific incident for the Amish community. They’re solid citizens in the community. They’re good people. They don’t deserve ... no one deserves this,” Miller said.The fourth victim, a 7-year-old girl, died about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at Penn State Children's Hospital in Hershey, hospital spokeswoman Amy Buehler Stranges said."Her parents were with her," Buehler Stranges said. "She was taken off life support and she passed away shortly after."Shortly afterward, state police announced the death of a fifth child at a hospital in Delaware, Pennsylvania.

The shooting took place at the one-room West Nickel Mines Amish School, a neat white building set amid green fields, with a square white horse fence around the schoolyard. The school had about 25 to 30 students, ages 6 to 13.According to investigators, Roberts walked his children to the school bus stop, then backed his truck up to the Amish school, unloaded his weapons and several pieces of lumber, and walked in around 10 a.m. He released about 15 boys, a pregnant woman and three women with babies, Miller said.He barricaded the doors with two-by-fours and two-by-sixes nailed into place, piled-up desks and flexible plastic ties; made the remaining girls line up along a blackboard; and tied their feet together with wire ties and plastic ties, Miller said.The teacher and another adult at the school fled to a farmhouse nearby, and someone there called 911 to report a gunman holding students hostage.Roberts apparently called his wife around 11 a.m., saying he was taking revenge for an old grudge, Miller said. Moments later, Roberts told a dispatcher he would open fire on the children if police didn’t back away from the building. Within seconds, troopers heard gunfire. They smashed the windows to get inside, and found his body.Miller said he had no immediate evidence that the victims were sexually assaulted.Killed were two students, and a female teacher’s aide who was 15 or 16 years old, authorities said.No one answered the door at Roberts’ small, one-story home on Tuesday afternoon. Children’s toys were strewn on the porch and in the yard.

home on Tuesday afternoon. Children’s toys were strewn on the porch and in the yard.

According to investigators, Roberts walked his children to the school bus stop, then backed his truck up to the Amish school, unloaded his weapons and several pieces of lumber, and walked in around 10 a.m. He released about 15 boys, a pregnant woman and three women with babies, Miller said.He barricaded the doors with two-by-fours and two-by-sixes nailed into place, piled-up desks and flexible plastic ties; made the remaining girls line up along a blackboard; and tied their feet together with wire ties and plastic ties, Miller said.The teacher and another adult at the school fled to a farmhouse nearby, and someone there called 911 to report a gunman holding students hostage.Roberts apparently called his wife around 11 a.m., saying he was taking revenge for an old grudge, Miller said. Moments later, Roberts told a dispatcher he would open fire on the children if police didn’t back away from the building. Within seconds, troopers heard gunfire. They smashed the windows to get inside, and found his body.Miller said he had no immediate evidence that the victims were sexually assaulted.Killed were two students, and a female teacher’s aide who was 15 or 16 years old, authorities said.No one answered the door at Roberts’ small, one-story home on Tuesday afternoon. Children’s toys were strewn on the porch and in the yard.

women with babies, Miller said.He barricaded the doors with two-by-fours and two-by-sixes nailed into place, piled-up desks and flexible plastic ties; made the remaining girls line up along a blackboard; and tied their feet together with wire ties and plastic ties, Miller said.The teacher and another adult at the school fled to a farmhouse nearby, and someone there called 911 to report a gunman holding students hostage.Roberts apparently called his wife around 11 a.m., saying he was taking revenge for an old grudge, Miller said. Moments later, Roberts told a dispatcher he would open fire on the children if police didn’t back away from the building. Within seconds, troopers heard gunfire. They smashed the windows to get inside, and found his body.Miller said he had no immediate evidence that the victims were sexually assaulted.Killed were two students, and a female teacher’s aide who was 15 or 16 years old, authorities said.No one answered the door at Roberts’ small, one-story home on Tuesday afternoon. Children’s toys were strewn on the porch and in the yard.

Miller said he had no immediate evidence that the victims were sexually assaulted.Killed were two students, and a female teacher’s aide who was 15 or 16 years old, authorities said.No one answered the door at Roberts’ small, one-story home on Tuesday afternoon. Children’s toys were strewn on the porch and in the yard.

and plastic ties, Miller said.The teacher and another adult at the school fled to a farmhouse nearby, and someone there called 911 to report a gunman holding students hostage.Roberts apparently called his wife around 11 a.m., saying he was taking revenge for an old grudge, Miller said. Moments later, Roberts told a dispatcher he would open fire on the children if police didn’t back away from the building. Within seconds, troopers heard gunfire. They smashed the windows to get inside, and found his body.Miller said he had no immediate evidence that the victims were sexually assaulted.Killed were two students, and a female teacher’s aide who was 15 or 16 years old, authorities said.No one answered the door at Roberts’ small, one-story home on Tuesday afternoon. Children’s toys were strewn on the porch and in the yard.

Miller said. Moments later, Roberts told a dispatcher he would open fire on the children if police didn’t back away from the building. Within seconds, troopers heard gunfire. They smashed the windows to get inside, and found his body.Miller said he had no immediate evidence that the victims were sexually assaulted.Killed were two students, and a female teacher’s aide who was 15 or 16 years old, authorities said.No one answered the door at Roberts’ small, one-story home on Tuesday afternoon. Children’s toys were strewn on the porch and in the yard.


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