Read time: 1 minute

May 20, 1999 - Dodging Bullets Of The Magnum Variety.

News for May 20, 1999 - One month to the day after the Columbine massacre, another shooting starts up at Heritage High in Conyers Georgia and once again, the country reacts with shock.

Heritage-High-1999---resize.jpg
<strong>Shooter in custody at Heritage High - a lot of that going around in 1999.</strong>

Views:

A month to the day after the tragic shootings at Columbine High, another in a long line of gun violence at school happened, this time at Heritage High in Conyers Georgia outside Atlanta. The shooter, a Sophomore by the name of Thomas Solomon, distraught over a recent breakup, decided it was a good idea to go maladroit and take his grief out on unsuspecting kids who were just trying to get through the school year in one piece. The result was the wounding of six students and a distraught Solomon, tackled to the ground as he contemplated pulling the trigger on himself. And once again, the hands of the nation were firmly holding up shocked heads as yet another school shooting unfolded on live TV.

And so the news of that day in 1999 was pretty much taken over by that event, with words of shock, proclamations and resolutions to end gun violence in our schools being voiced on Capitol Hill.

And meanwhile, Chemical giants F. Hoffman La Roche and BASF were handed hefty fines over the Vitamin Scandal which saw them rigging prices on Vitamin C among other supplements. Interesting when you consider BASF was very big in the "Arbeit Macht Frei" movement in the 1930's and '40's. But that's another whole story, along with Bayer. They giveth, they taketh away.

And so May 20, 1999 as presented by CBS Radio News.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team