AZ man arrested for copycat school shooting threat

AZ man arrested for copycat school shooting threat
Joshua Adam Bowen

Whenever there is a major school shooting, major being a relative term, inevitably, there will be copycats. In the wake of the Uvalde shooting, there was a rash of arrests for people who were charged with either threatening or planning a school shooting. One of those people was 19-year-old Joshua Adam Bowen of Casa Grande, Arizona.

Bowen is accused of allegedly making threats while playing the mobile version of the video game Call of Duty. According to chat logs, Bowen reportedly said that the Buffalo shooting was justified, the Uvalde shooting was justified, and the Uvalde shooter, Salvador Ramos, was a good man.

Now, being a teenage edgelord isn’t enough to get you arrested. If that was the case, our jails would be way more overcrowded than they are now. However, that wasn’t the end of Bowen’s diatribes. He also allegedly said that people should tune in on June 10th for a Casa Grande school shooting, where he’s going to kill at least 20. He also threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and asked other players of the game if he should shoot his mom first. Bowen is also said to have threatened to shoot up his local movie theater.

While Bowen was not in possession of any firearms, investigators say that he may have had access to them. They also believe that Bowen would have carried out his threat if he wasn’t arrested.

Court documents state Bowen has a ‘developmental disorder’. How much do you want to bet the disorder is Asperger Syndrome. This is not to imply that Asperger’s isn’t a real thing, but in defense of people with Asperger’s the syndrome does not cause people to commit school shootings, although that defense has been tried repeatedly to no success.

As with most school shooting plans and threats since Columbine, this assclown doesn’t have an original idea in his head. The Uvalde shooter shot his mother before going to the school, and the movie theater threat is obviously a reference to the 2012 mass shooting at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater.

As I say, our country has become so entrenched in the gun culture that the name of school shooters are often forgotten outside of their local area. And even then, those names start to disappear after a while. There have been so many school shootings in the past 23 years that most of the names of the shooters have been largely forgotten. Even I had to recently look up the name of the Uvalde shooter. So if you think you’re going to be infamous for committing a mass murder, think again.

Typically, only the name of the school or city or remembered, while school shooters are buried with unmarked headstones, so their graves won’t be defiled.


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