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  1. GingerCoffee

    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    School threat too close to home

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by GingerCoffee, Feb 13, 2015.

    A couple blocks down the street to be exact. Some kid made a threat on social media. Fortunately people acted and called the police. They closed the school, one kid has been arrested and there are helicopters flying around. My neighbor said they are news copters not police copters, that's good.

    Sad. It's a high school that's hard to get into because they offer special programs: International School. Admission is by lottery.
     
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    There was a time when we discussed things. Now we just throw links at one another...
     
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    Fullmetal Xeno Protector of Literature Contributor

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    There was two or three bomb scares at my high school when my sister was there 8 or 9 years ago. Just two weeks ago there was a bomb scare at my local walgreens, thankfully the person was lying about the bomb and the cops arrested him. These things happen everywhere unfortunately.
     
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    I remember those school bomb threats. It was a fad for a while.
     
  6. Garball

    Garball Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand. Supporter Contributor

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    Let's see how many time we can put bomb and school in the same sentence before we get flagged by the FBI.
     
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    Fullmetal Xeno Protector of Literature Contributor

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    Thank goodness they ceased, i prefer the annoying tornado drills and fire drills over a potential threat. Parents like to think their kids are 100% safe at school but with these bomb scares and shootings it just makes them realize that it isn't. That reality is there but people numb themselves out of accepting something they don't want to believe. I wished it was 100% safe, but everything has it's ups and downs.
     
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    Pffftt, I've been in the FBI files since the 80s.
     
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    An update: Who says access to guns isn't the problem.

    17 yr old senior, honors student, felt bullied
    Sells his belongings to raise money to buy guns and body armor
    Tells two friends he's going to shoot up the school
    They call the police
    Kid is arrested, they find $1,000 in his room, no weapons, no body armor
    Parents don't have a gun (think if they would have)
    Kid tells police he's been suicidal for 5 years
    Says he got his mother to take him to the local shooting range where he planned to kill himself in front of her but he chickened out

    That's scary. It only would have taken another piece or two of the puzzle to come together and we'd have had kids killed at the school down the street. Once he took that last irreversible step, pulling the trigger on that first kid, yet another school shooting tragedy would have occurred.

    Hooray for his friends taking the threat seriously. Selling one's belongings is not 'just kidding'.
     
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    Garball Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand. Supporter Contributor

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    Think if he would've taken that $1k to the local nursery. Anarchist cookbook and a grand go a lot further than buying a gun(s), ammo, and body armor.
     
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    Glad his friends called the police. Sounds very troubled. Hope the boy gets the help he needs so he never has to turn to violence, on himself or on others.
     

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