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50 Years of KEZI 9 News: Thurston High School Shootings

November 19, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — On May 21, 1998, a 15-year-old in Springfield boy killed his parents and then went to school at Thurston High with murder on his mind.

His name is Kip Kinkel.

And what he did that day will always be part of the lore of the Willamette Valley.

A look back at the past 50 years of KEZI 9 News wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Kinkel, who today sits in a prison without the possibility of parole.

The tragedy in Springfield was difficult to comprehend that day and still is.

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