A Chippewa teenager murdered five students, a teacher and a security guard at Red Lake High School on a Minnesota reservation, after shooting his grandfather and the grandfather’s girlfriend at home. He then killed himself. It didn’t make the front page of the San Jose Mercury News. Bad things are expected to happen on desperately poor Indian reservations.
The shooter was a Nazi sympathizer.
Weise identified himself in Internet site postings as “Todesengel,” German for “angel of death” and “NativeNazi,” the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.
He also claimed to have been questioned by police in 2004 about an alleged plot to shoot up the school on the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s birthday, but said he had nothing to do with that, the report said.
“I guess I’ve always carried a natural admiration for Hitler and his ideals, and his courage to take on larger nations,” the newspaper quoted Weise as saying in one forum used by neo-Nazis.
Relatives say the boy’s father committed suicide several years ago; his mother suffered a brain injury in an accident and is in a nursing home.
One story said he’d attended the school but had been placed in a home study program.