Redding, CA--Murder, suicide by a 16 year old.


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esheato
September 24, 2004, 07:08 AM
Teen kills neighbor, self at Redding day-care site

Link (http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/10842256p-11760086c.html)

REDDING - Carrying a shotgun, 16-year-old high school student Paul McCallister walked down the stairs to the apartment directly below his, knocked on the door and told the 8-year-old boy who answered that he wanted to see the child's mother.

When 31-year-old Teresa Northrip came to the doorway, the teen shot her twice as her son looked on, and then shot himself.

The murder-suicide late Tuesday afternoon stunned neighbors and baffled investigators, a Redding Police Department spokesman said Wednesday.

"It happened right in the doorway," Sgt. Damon Minor said in describing the bloody scene officers found at at 4:45 p.m. the apartment in southeast Redding. Both the woman and the teen were dead of wounds from a 12-gauge shotgun.

The officers' immediate concern was the fate of the children still inside the apartment where Northrip provided day-care services. They found a 7-month-old baby, Northrip's 2-year-old daughter and her son physically unharmed. The woman's boyfriend, who shared the apartment, had barricaded himself and the children in a bedroom as the shooting began, Minor said.

Shasta County Child Protective Services arrived and later released the children to the custody of family members.

Numerous people, including a neighbor who claimed to have witnessed the shooting, called 911, the officer said.

Northrip and the teen had "some kind of dispute months ago, but we don't believe that it had anything to do with this," Minor said. "We don't know of any recent problems."

He declined to say whether Redding authorities had any prior contact with the juvenile.

McCallister was a freshman last year at Enterprise High School, which was not far from the apartment he shared with his family on East Way, a short street with a mix of single-family houses and apartments.

This semester he was enrolled as a sophomore at Anderson New Technology High School, according to Anderson Union High School District Superintendent Dennis Boyle.

Students from Shasta or Tehama counties who are uncomfortable in traditional schools often find a place at the charter school, according to its Web site. The school has a current enrollment of 195 students, Boyle said.

He confirmed that McCallister had been attending classes, which began Aug. 16, but he provided no other details. Boyle said that counselors had been on campus Wednesday to help students cope with the seventh death of a district student in the past year.

Five of those deaths were related to traffic collisions and one to a hunting accident.

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What a pity. A neighbor kid with a shogun guns down a mother while one of her children look on. I don't think I would have been able to restrain myself if I was the boyfriend.

Keep your eyes open folks...anyone, anytime, anywhere...ya just never know.

Ed

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BluesBear
September 24, 2004, 08:07 AM
Students... who are uncomfortable in traditional schools often find a place at the charter school
Uncomfortable? :rolleyes:

Is that what they'e calling it now? :barf:


All this politically correct, warm-fuzzy, phoney-feel-good, don't insult anyone's fragile/troubled ego crap just makes me sick.

It'll be interesting to learn what this waste-of-oxygen's real malfunction was.

jobu07
September 24, 2004, 10:25 AM
The crime wasn't committed with an eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil assault shotgun, was it?:rolleyes: It's a terrible tragedy, but you can't prevent someone from committing this kind of act.... Shotgun or no, if it's gonna happen, it'l happen.

Leatherneck
September 24, 2004, 10:29 AM
Can you say "statutory rape" boys and girls? I knew you could!

TC
TFL Survivor

ZeroX
September 24, 2004, 11:12 AM
Can you say "statutory rape" boys and girls? I knew you could!

That's what I was thinking too. It's the only scenario that comes to mind.

cslinger
September 24, 2004, 12:19 PM
Cuz, I was thinking abuse/rape myself.

Course I was also thinking WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I get angry, heck I even have a pretty short fuse but I don't go around shooting people or even beating them up. I get angry, I bitch, I moan, I go play the computer, have a beer and move on.

:banghead:

jsalcedo
September 24, 2004, 02:23 PM
Yep my thoughts exactly.

One of my best friends was a "victim" of a lonley housewife when he was only 13. She ended up having a child by him. Luckily his dad had the sense
to move away from the situation.

GigaBuist
September 24, 2004, 03:01 PM
Can you say "statutory rape" boys and girls? I knew you could!
Yes.. it's freaky how we all think so much alike sometimes.

$20 says this kid's been on Ritalin or some other similar drug too.

joab
September 24, 2004, 03:31 PM
Can you say "statutory rape" boys and girls? I knew you could!
Yeah I can also say bad drugs
unrequited crush
Responsible adult complaining to parents about son's misdeeds pisses little brat off.
Little nobody wants to off himself and wants in the paper at the same time.
Irresponsible parenting
Drug induced paranoia and/or psychosis.
Hatred of little noise making rug rats and the care giver that wont shut them up

But those scenarios put the blame on the gunman not the victim and are just as unproven as the above quote

R.H. Lee
September 24, 2004, 03:33 PM
$20 says this kid's been on Ritalin or some other similar drug too. Good possibility, IMO, but that information may be suppressed.

oldfella
September 24, 2004, 05:24 PM
All good possibilities, but only that; There's only one fact here: two people are dead and we don't know why... yet.

Standing Wolf
September 24, 2004, 07:09 PM
That just proves the People's Republic of California doesn't have enough leftist extremist so-called "gun control" laws.

westex
September 25, 2004, 02:20 AM
I think the charter school for uncomfortable students also needs to beef up its Driver Education Program.

mete
September 26, 2004, 08:51 AM
Drugs ? The FDA has finally admitted that anti-depressants given to kids can cause depression and other problems .As far as Ritalin , here in NY state there are schools where as many as 25% of the kids take it !! Now that's drug abuse. Sadly while reports say things like 'we know of no reason' there is always a reason and often the signs were there but were ignored .

ArMa
September 26, 2004, 03:50 PM
Interesting that this story came to THR, I currently reside in Redding and have for all my life. I am close friends with the boyfriend of the woman who was killed, they were going to get married next month. I heard from my her boyfriend that the 16 year old kid wasn't allowed to leave his house, the parents were very strict and didnt let him live a normal social life. When the kid did get out he would stare at Teresa with a disturbed look and tell her she was "hott". I talked to the deputy coroner (he buys guns from the business I work for) and he said the kid use federal 3" 12 gauge slugs, shot her once in the stomach and then once in the forehead, he then put the barrel under his chin and pulled the trigger. Its interesting to me that the investegator on the case said the kid had no obvious motive.

borderguy
September 26, 2004, 10:10 PM
I don't see abuse. I see a frustrated kid who couldn't get what he wanted and decided no one else could either.

4v50 Gary
September 27, 2004, 11:20 PM
Thank you ArMa for your insights. Still it is disturbing as no one would want that to happen to a friend or relative.

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