Talk:Pearl High School shooting

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Nonfree image[edit]

Maybe we should upload a nonfree of Woodham at the time of the incident. Even though he is still alive, his physical appearance has changed.

http://www.mdoc.state.ms.us/InmateDetails.asp?PassedId=R4682 is his MDOC photo of what he looks like now. It shows that he looks different than when he committed the act.

WhisperToMe (talk) 23:15, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

"PEARL 'MASTERMIND'OFF TO CAMP PROSECUTOR SAYS, 'YOU GET THE CONVICITON YOU CAN GET'." Sun Herald. February 12, 2000. A1 Local Front - This describes Grant Boyette's sentencing. WhisperToMe (talk) 07:39, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Article needs to be monitored.[edit]

Articles referencing CCW or CWP use are being vandalized. All versions prior to 8 DEC 2012 cite Vice Principal's use of .45 caliber handgun to stop the shooter. Versions 18 DEC 2012 vary rampantly. As stated, vandalism. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JAK29349 (talkcontribs) 05:39, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

Monitoring and Vandalism[edit]

Hi JAK, hoping you're still monitoring the article. I'm the non-user that removed the part of the article referencing the pursuit of the shooter and everything that came from what is at this moment under citation 2. When I first came to the page tonight the citation linked to the alternet article which made no mention of the event. It seemed this part of the article had been added as of Dec 18th, since a new paragraph was created for it at that time. As the article stands right now the citations are still out of line with each other and an older version should probably be restored. Pay attention to any other changes I made regarding vandalism, some links are just straight to text files hosted on private servers. I saw an article that seemed suspicious and tried to make corrections, apparently only adding to the chaos. Thanks for staying on it, there are many people trying to research this event right now, sorry if I caused confusion.


74.130.161.27 (talk) 09:48, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

The use of a firearm by Joel Myrick was a part of the article when it was first written on March 14, 2009. At that time it was supported by a citation: ( "Mississippi v. Luke Woodham". Court TV Online ) That content remained unchanged until 04:49, 18 December 2012, when 173.25.84.76 removed mention of Myrick's gun and replaced it with the claim that Myrick rammed his car into Woodham's vehicle to stop the incident. There is no citation for the change, and absolutely no attempt made to support that "rammed" version of events. It appears to be anti-gun vandalism in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings. The original information and its cite have been repeatedly replaced, by myself and others, and the vandals continue to remove it. 207.54.163.146 (talk) 14:38, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

The CNN article from 1997 supports the car ramming version of events, and does not including the quote about "life has wronged me" (which is listed as being from the CNN article. If there are transcripts of court proceedings that support the Myrick's gun, please post them. The only article from 1997 that supports the gun story seems to be a people magazine article Removing language of how Myrick stopped him until a second source proves the car ramming, or details of the gun. Ideally, not something writen this year, but rather something archived from 1997 (or more recent but about these events or the trial, not about shooting that happened afterwards) 173.11.193.137 (talk) 17:39, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

Hmmm, there definitely appears to be quite a bit of controversy, especially regarding sources. I've reached out to the one user who's deleting that one phrase despite having six different sources to no avail.

I wish I could find that text on the Associated Press' website, but I admit I'm not sure that's how it works. Casull 02:32, 19 December 2012 (UTC)


Referenced articles that were written on or edited on or after the 17th December 2012 make reference to the assistant principal having a gun. The other articles (Those that have not been written or edited since the 1990s) do not mention him using a gun at all. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shkibr (talkcontribs) 07:14, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Your statement is not supported by the facts, The People Magazine Article from the People Magazine print edition Vol 48 No 18, November 3 1997 titled "The Avenger" which is also archived on the People Magazine site specifically makes note that Joel Myrick used a .45 caliber firearm to detain the suspect (now convicted felon). If you want to pull the print edition of People Magazine from November 3, 1997 and find some discrepancy, would be interested to see a scanned image that corroborates your statement. Otherwise, please do not deface or vandalize the article without significant verifiable proof that we can all validate. The facts are what they are and we are not here to rewrite history but merely to document it correctly without bias regardless of the politics.Justanonymous (talk) 17:31, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

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