Teen Wanted To Shoot Up Katy School

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Patrick Hudson: Chilling plans to keep some kids alive
Patrick Hudson: Chilling plans to keep some kids alive

Patrick Hudson: Teen Wanted To Shoot Up Katy School, Leave Some Students Alive To Suffer With The Memories

By Richard Connelly

A 19-year-old man who allegedly planned to shoot up a Katy school before committing suicide has been arrested after cops were tipped off about his online bragging, police say.

Patrick Joseph Hudson, who works at a Rosenberg Office Max, dubbed himself "SS_Patrick" online in an October 1 posting and praised people who had been involved in school-shooting incidents, court documents show.

The documents indicate Hudson put some thought into how to get the maximum effect out of his plan, in a chilling way. The court documents read:

During the chat session "SS_Patrick" posted, "what better way to go out with a bang than killing a bunch of little kids. "SS_Patrick" then posts "and after that...don't want to live through the trails [sic] and jaile [sic]...so I off myself in the classroom."

Later, in response to another chat that suggested he could shoot his brain all over them (kids), "SS_Patrick" stated that he would leave a few survivors so that a select few would never grow up correctly.

"SS_Patrick" then states "not only did I fuck with dead kids. I fucked with alive ones too."

"The threat did not specify a particular school, but referenced elementary school children," the FBI says.

In his postings Hudson noted the average call time it would take police to respond to an incident, and talked about the camera he wanted to use to document the violence.

FBI agents contacted Hudson, who initially called the postings "a joke" based on song lyrics. Bond has been set at $100,000, the FBI says.

School officials said they were made aware of the threat and that students were not in danger.

The letter Katy ISD sent home to parents:

October 3, 2012

Dear Parents and Staff:

Katy ISD was notified by the FBI yesterday that threatening statements were made by an individual in an Internet chat room towards an "elementary school." While no specific school or district was named, the district was made aware of the situation as the suspect lives in Katy. It was determined that there was no immediate threat to any Katy ISD district campus or facility as the suspect was in the company of FBI agents throughout the day. The individual was later charged and arrested for making a terroristic threat.

The purpose of this message is not to alarm you, but to let you know that potential threats are always taken seriously. Whenever potential threats are brought to the attention of the district, we will work with area law enforcement to determine its credibility and take the appropriate measures to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

I would also like to stress the important role we all have in keeping our students and schools safe. Research shows that in cases involving school violence, someone knew something about the threat but never alerted anyone. Please take this time to talk to your children about the important role we all have in keeping our schools safe by reporting potential threats to the proper authorities. The safety and security of students and staff members on our campuses is of the highest priority and by working together we can ensure that we provide safe teaching and learning environments.

Alton Frailey
Superintendent, Katy ISD


Wow, Brett Dolan And Dave Raymond Fired By The Astros. Who's Next?

By John Royal

I feel that I owe an apology to Brett Dolan and Dave Raymond. It took me a few years before I accepted them as members of the Astros radio crew. Mostly that was due to my affection for Alan Ashby, who was unfairly forced out of the booth.

Once I got in tune with them, I liked them. They knew their stuff. When they worked together on road games, they had a really good chemistry and worked well with each other. The home broadcast was another issue, and it was always uncomfortable listening to them force themselves to give way to Milo Hamilton. I was really looking forward to seeing what they would do when Hamilton was gone.

But we're never going to get the chance to find out.

Yesterday, in the latest of a seemingly never-ending string of PR blunders, the Astros decided to fire Dolan and Raymond. And with the futures of Bill Brown and Jim Deshaies still up in the air, it's looking increasingly like the Astros have decided the best way to move into a new league is to fire everybody and bring in new people.

"We appreciate the work Brett and Dave have done for us over the past seven seasons and wish them well," team president George Postolos said in the Houston Chronicle. "We are excited to begin the search for the new radio broadcast team of the Astros and look forward to finding a great talent to succeed Milo."

While Postolos, Astros owner Jim Crane and their minions are excited by this move, the question has to be asked: Why? Seriously, why? Why all of the continuing efforts to piss off the fans? Why not give the guys a chance to finally own the broadcast after years of having to be second bananas to the increasingly out-of-touch Hamilton?

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