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Part 1: THE SHOOTING THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN
Jack Sawyer’s diary contained a startling confession. It landed him in jail, and sent shockwaves through the state of Vermont.
Part 2: HOW WE GOT HERE
Who is Jack Sawyer, and why did he want to kill his former classmates?
Part 3: THOUGHT, OR CRIME?
When does planning a school shooting become attempted murder? The question went all the way to the Vermont Supreme Court.
Part 4: THE REVERSAL
How a Republican governor who had been rated “A” by the NRA decided that Vermont, one of the most gun-friendly states in the nation, needed gun control laws.
Part 5: THREAT ASSESSMENT
How do you know if a young person is plotting a school massacre? And what do you do then?
Update: ONE YEAR LATER
How the events of last year changed Vermont schools and law enforcement. Also – where’s Jack?
JOLTED On The Radio
September 6, 2018 – Part 1: The Shooting That Didn’t Happen airs on All Things Considered at 6 p.m.
September 7, 2018 – Part 2: How We Got Here airs on All Things Considered at 6 p.m.
September 13, 2018 – Part 3: Thought, Or Crime? airs on All Things Considered at 6 p.m.
September 20, 2018 – Part 4: The Reversal airs on All Things Considered at 6 p.m.
September 28, 2018 – Part 5: Threat Assessment airs on All Things Considered at 6 p.m.
March 14, 2019 – Update: One Year Later airs on All Things Considered at 6 p.m.
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