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6 December 2009

Canadian Press

MONTREAL — Nobody took Marc Lepine seriously at first, when he walked into a classroom at the Ecole polytechnique on Dec. 6, 1989, and interrupted an engineering student's presentation on heat transfer. He stood there, in his threadbare parka, holding a 223-calibre Sturm-Ruger rifle. People stared, confused. One student asked him if he was playing a prank. "Everybody thought it was just a bad joke until he fired his weapon," Rolando Rifiorati said softly as he cast... (

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