Rammstein Blamed For School Shooting

The 15-year-old accused of shooting a classmate at a suburban Baltimore high school on the first day of school was "obsessed" with the German industrial metal band Rammstein.

Rammstein Blamed For School Shooting
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According to New York's Daily News, the 15-year-old accused of shooting a classmate at a suburban Baltimore high school on the first day of school was "obsessed" with the German industrial metal band Rammstein, Blabbermouth reports. Bobby Gladden was arrested Monday (August 27) after allegedly opening fire in the lunchroom at Perry Hall High School. Police say he critically injured a fellow student, Daniel Borowy, before guidance counselor Jesse Wasmer tackled Gladden and took the gun away. Gladden, who listed his nickname as "SuicidalSmile" on his Facebook page, posted the following status update the morning of the shooting: "First day of school, last day of my life. ... f--k the world." Gladden described himself as a "metalhead" and a fan of Marilyn Manson and Slipknot, and had picture of Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann as his Facebook "cover photo." Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson said at a news conference that Gladden rode to school on the bus with a bag containing a disassembled shotgun, 21 rounds of ammunition and a bottle of vodka.

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    goremetal22
    Yeah, it's the bands' fault. Funny how parents are never to blame for tragedies their children commit, but the musicians they listen to get cast into the fire. Absolutely ridiculous.
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    sam dunn should make a documentary on how industrial metal is constantly blamed for school shootings
    iplayat11
    Actually the Baltimore Sun has an article that describes this kid's pretty messed up home life. The article strongly implies how the parents are responsible. It also doesn't mention the shooter's taste in music once.
    tompac5
    He was wearing a green t-shirt on the day of the shooting. Clovers are also green... coincidence? i think not!
    mavoroks
    Rammstien have nothing wrong at all and also just wondering who supply's this boy with achol and guns???
    MarkoakaNiggaK
    Murcah! The land of the ''free'' and stoopid. Just implement proper gun-laws like the rest of the world and it wouldn't be so easy to get gunns.
    everjump
    What if he had a picture of Mario and Luigi in facebook?
    leony03
    Quick everyone! Hide your turtles!
    Joshua Garcia
    Then we'd blame the Mario Bros for giving him the idea to use mushrooms. Obviously.
    JohnnyApplecore
    You laugh, I once got suspended for wearing a shirt with the green 1-Up mushroom on it, because it "has other connotations." At the time, I was completely drug free and just liked to play video games, but looked like a typical high school stoner.
    Jimmyboba
    This needs to stop. No band should have their music listed as a reason for someone who's mentally ill committing an action like this.
    Wininacan
    They just like to point it out when its rap or metal, and ill be willing to bet there are more serial killers obsessed with classical music. Crazy people do things normal people do, period.
    filipe26
    Hey, shush on the classical music blame. I can't stand how classical music is always related to insanity, it's not! Ahhhhh...
    gateway01
    Remember when Blink 182 was blamed for that kid committing suicide? This just never stops.
    TJWhonley
    Suicide soloution by ozzy back in the 80's supposedly caused a young suicide. the family tried to sue and the judge laughed out loud in the court. lol
    filipe26
    Yeah, and it didn't even talked about how "the solution" is suicide; Ozzy said it's aboud drinking a lot of whisky and doing other drugs, which would be a mixed 'deadly' solution. He also said the song was dedicated to the a Ac/Dc singer, in case somebody didn't know. ^.^
    notaconotaco
    No where in this article does it reference anyone "blaming" any band for the shooting.
    pokerhappy
    The NY Daily News article heavily implies it, and that's what the title references.
    YngwieLi
    Yea, it's not in the Blabbermouth article or the source of that article. The New York Daily News. UG just likes to take news and twist everything around.
    snoble029
    no, the media never said it outright but they were definitely implying it was the music's fault, UG only pointed out what they implied
    eonbluapocalyp
    Look at the title, lol
    notaconotaco
    That's the point. The title has nothing to do with the article. I guess it's possible UG didn't copy and paste the portion of the article that talks about people blaming Rammstein, but it's not in this article they posted.
    bornIIhula
    Articles like this are ****ing dumb. I can't believe it's 2012 and music still gets blamed for stupid shit like this. What if Rammstein had fans that were doctors, lawyers, people of admirable stature... bands never get the positive credit, do they?
    Mikethespud
    If it was a non-metal band, they wouldn't have even been mentioned as a link to what he did
    tennesseehild
    That was something I wanted to say. You never hear about the idiot that listens to Dr. Dre or something joins a gang and then shoots up his school to get thug credit. Or the angry redneck that blows his wife head off because he listened to Garth Brooks.
    iommi600
    Yeah, you're right, I listened to Reise, Reise yesterday and I could not stop shooting people. /sigh Music only rarely influenciates someone to this point. And for someone to do that, the person already has a really ****ed up mind. Good old moralism...
    XxDragon_BassxX
    The only time music has actually pushed someone to this point was with the killing of Dimebag. And that was a COMPLETELY different situation
    helvete_og_død
    But even then that guy was ****ed up. Also it's very discomforting how many mass shootings have happened in the past few months...
    Maestro1600
    No, there have been plenty of instances where music has been 'a factor', be it metal, country, rap or whatever. In each case, though, it's not the fault of the artist. It's the fault of the individual for letting obsessions take over and completely distort their world view. It's the fault of those around the individual for not noticing and/or offering the needed help, and the fault of the system for letting people with such huge issues slip through. Music can affect people like very few other stimuli, but a person has to be pretty much broken for anything to influence them to this kind of thing.
    kozmo4200
    mass shootings have been happening all year. everyday couple days theres another one. this worlds going insane.
    TJWhonley
    Not being funny, but notice its always america, and almost never europe, despite having a larger population???