7 EpisodesProduced by Vermont Public Radio

A five-part podcast about a school shooting that didn’t happen, the line between thought and crime, and a Republican governor in a rural state who changed his mind about gun laws.

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Update: One Year Later

March 14th, 2019


How the events of last year changed Vermont schools and law enforcement. Also - where's Jack?

Part 5: Threat Assessment

September 27th, 2018


How do you know if a young person is plotting a school massacre? And what do you do then?

Part 4: The Reversal

September 20th, 2018


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 …

Part 3: Thought, Or Crime?

September 13th, 2018


When does planning a school shooting become attempted murder? The question went all the way to the Vermont Supreme Court.

Part 2: How We Got Here

September 6th, 2018


Who is Jack Sawyer, and why did he want to kill his former classmates?

Part 1: The Shooting That Didn’t Happen

September 6th, 2018


Jack Sawyer’s journal contained a startling confession. It landed him in jail, and sent shockwaves through the state of Vermont.

JOLTED: Podcast Trailer

August 22nd, 2018


Coming September 6 from Vermont Public Radio.

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