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SHOULD THIS BOOK BE BAN?: Colorado high school gunman reportedly read book on how to make explosives

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Police in Colorado say 18-year-old Karl Pierson targeted his debate coach, when he opened fire inside Arapahoe High School on Friday, shooting one student, before killing himself.


Investigators say Pierson read the book "The Anarchist Cookbook," which showed him how to make explosives.  Reports say the author wants the book pulled.  The teen was reportedly obsessed with the book.  So do people in our area think the book should be removed from store shelves?

"I do not think so.  I think you should have a right to read whatever you want to read," said Janey Pryor of Beckley.

"He could've easily learned anything off the internet, especially YouTube," said Kim Le, a Woodrow Wilson High School freshman.

Some students say Pierson was bullied.

Stay with 59News and wvnstv.com as we continue to follow the latest developments in the school shooting in Colorado.