Citizens Commission on Human Rights

August 16, 2005 20:35 ET

The link between psychiatry's drugs and violence

Escapee is the 4th school shooter who was taking a mind altering drug Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Media Editor, News Editor VANCOUVER--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 16, 2005) - Todd Cameron Smith, the boy the police are searching for after he escaped from a Toronto group home, was the 4th out of 8 school shooters who were taking one or another of psychiatry's violence inducing drugs at the time of the shooting.

On April 28, 1999, Todd walked into his Taber Alberta high school with a sawed-off shotgun and shot and killed 16-year-old Jason Lang and wounded another boy.

A Document, in the form of a prescription, released to the Citizens Commission on Human Rights by the boy's mother, just after the shooting, verified that the 14-year-old shooter had indeed been prescribed a speed-type drug called Dexedrine by an Alberta psychiatrist just prior to the time of the shooting.

During a 1999 conversation between the boy's mother and a representatve of CCHR, shortly after the shooting, she reported that after a 5 minute consultation with the Alberta psychiatrist regarding the her boy's condition, he made a diagnosis and prescribed the drug Dexedrine. Soon after that Todd committed the act of senseless violence.

Brian Beaumont, President of the Vancouver chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights said, "Todd Smith's Life, the lives of his mother, sisters and all other family members, not to mention the lives of the parents and friends of the kids Todd shot, are ruined. Although all individuals are ultimately responsible for there own actions, psychiatric meddling in children's lives with their bogus diagnosis and drugs play a large role in the monstrous crimes that have been committed by school shooters such as Todd Smith and others. After each school shooting psychiatrists rush in to defend their cash-cow, the administration of suicidal and violence inducing drugs with a vengeance, while denying the documented deadly effects of their drugs. The simple fact is that psychiatric drugs are the most common link in school shootings".

The following is a partial list of other school shooters who were known to be taking antidepressant drugs at the time of the shootings:

16-year- old Native American school shooter Jeff Weise was the 8th school shooter who had been taking a mind altering psychiatric antidepressant.

May 21, 1998: Springfield, Oregon: 15-year-old Kip Kinkel murdered his own parents and then proceeded to school where he opened fire on students in the cafeteria, killing two and wounding 22. Kinkel had been on an antidepressant.

April 16, 1999: Notus, Idaho: 15-year-old Shawn Cooper fired two shotgun rounds in his school narrowly missing students; he was taking a mix of antidepressants.

April 20, 1999: Columbine, Colorado: 18-year-old Eric Harris had been taking an antidepressant when he and his partner Dylan Klebold killed twelve classmates and a teacher The coroner confirmed that the antidepressant was in his system through toxicology reports. Dylan Klebold's autopsy was never made public.

May 20, 1999: Conyers, Georgia: 15-year-old T.J. Solomon was being treated with a mix of antidepressants when he opened fire on and wounded 6 of his classmates.

March 7, 2000: Williamsport, Pennsylvania: 14-year-old Elizabeth Bush was on an antidepressant Prozac when she blasted away at fellow students in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, wounding one.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights was established by the Church of Scientology in 1969 to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights.


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