If anyone should have been on a watch list – it would be the Dayton, Ohio shooter?
Whoever controls the crime scene – controls the narrative
Classmates of Betts’ who said he was expelled from school after officials found a notebook where he reportedly wrote a hit-list of people who he wanted to rape, kill and skin their bodies. The classmate we spoke with said Betts was supposed to write a letter of apology to the people on the list. After being expelled, Betts was allowed back to school,.
She said Betts often simulated shooting other students and threatened to kill himself and others on several occasions.”He loved to look at you and pretend to shoot with guns, guns with his hands,” she said.
A classmate told the Daily News that Betts had “fantasized about tying her up and slitting her throat” and he told her he was scared he had those thoughts. She said she was included on a hit list, but her concerns weren’t taken seriously when she reported them.
Another former classmate, who asked not to be identified out of concerns for his privacy, also recalled being summoned to a school administrator’s office and being told he was “number one” on the list of students Betts
A third person, who also asked not to be named for privacy reasons, told CNN that Betts sent messages about the list to one of his classmates, who told her mother. Her mother then notified the police, who came to the school and interviewed people on the list individually in the school’s office.
Betts family intelligence / military ties
2017 Steve Betts, the shooter’s father, works at Altamira Technologies Corporation, a top open source technology company in the national security space. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Altamira provides engineering and analytic services to the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities. [Source 2]
Shooters father and possibly his mother too founded Minethurn Technology, Inc. In 2014, he wrote, “Still looking for good software developers. Need senior to mid-level talent. Prefer Java and DoD experience. Must be capable of holding a clearance. [Source 2]