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(NW Florida Daily News)   Elementary school goes on lockdown after student is discovered carrying a concealed magic marker   (nwfdailynews.com ) divider line
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2012-12-18 12:02:51 AM  
Bueno? Buena!

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2012-12-18 12:03:16 AM  
Something smells rotten here. There has to be more to the story. I can't imagine how anyone can mistake a magic marker for a weapon, however, I can imagine a kid starting a story about another kid he would like to prank.

Bad deal all the way around.
 
2012-12-18 12:05:27 AM  
Well, it was a MAGIC marker. What happens if he draws a revolver? If cartoons have taught me anything it is that anything you draw becomes real. Of course, it's also true that if the bad guy draws or paints anything, it will backfire on him badly, but hey, the police have to protect the bad guys against themselves unless they are black males or cats.
 
2012-12-18 12:07:10 AM  

SilentStrider: Confabulat: ha and we thought the last generation was growing up paranoid

this is what we get for letting the generation that grew up hiding under their desks from nuclear attacks have children.


just think what the next generation has in store for us
 
2012-12-18 12:07:47 AM  
Bring on the rash of knee-jerk reactions.

Its no different than what farkloads of politicians are doing in congress right now...
 
2012-12-18 12:08:08 AM  
Was it a magnum 44?
www.apluswhs.com
 
2012-12-18 12:11:48 AM  

Fart_Machine: This is the kind of thing that follows every high-profile school shooting. Remember when they were banning trench coats after Columbine?



LOL!

Read that as "French Toast".

/Should be banned
//Moar beer!
///Uuuurp!

////And don't go cheap on the syrup - mmmkay! 
/ Sweet
 
2012-12-18 12:12:32 AM  

MrDon: Something smells rotten here. There has to be more to the story. I can't imagine how anyone can mistake a magic marker for a weapon, however, I can imagine a kid starting a story about another kid he would like to prank.

Bad deal all the way around.


Duh.
 
2012-12-18 12:14:34 AM  
The article just said it was a marker. It didn't say Magic Marker, Sharpie, or any other type. For all we know, it could've been a highlighter.
 
2012-12-18 12:14:53 AM  

SmithHiller: Was it a magnum 44?
[www.apluswhs.com image 238x238]


ooooh, magic marker pr0n!
 
2012-12-18 12:16:37 AM  
In all fairness, he might have used it to draw a picture of a (*whispers) G - U - N.
 
2012-12-18 12:17:32 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Will they start profiling female Mexican students?



Has one of your students been siphoning gasoline with a black rubber hose???


i.cdn.turner.com

/Save a life
//Know the signs 
/// A PSA from the Project for a siphon-free America
 
2012-12-18 12:18:35 AM  
I guess the kid needs to work on his...

[takes off sunglasses]

markersmanship.

Ye..know the rest.
 
2012-12-18 12:20:21 AM  
The marker may be gone, but they'll never dry erase away the mark it left on the school.
 
2012-12-18 12:27:44 AM  
Back when dinosaurs walked the earth I crushed a small glass tube "stink bomb" at the end of my grade 8 science class which obligated the following class to evacuate the room due to the overpowering stench. Hilarious 14-year-old humor.

Would that be a terrorist act now?
 
2012-12-18 12:34:06 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: When markers are outlawed, only outlaws will watch picture pages!

[www.themenacingkitten.com image 300x225]


Next they'll be outlawing those crayons and those pencils.
 
2012-12-18 12:34:46 AM  
Anybody tell me why these are still legal?

s7d5.scene7.com

Anybody? I just don't understand why anyone would need this. There is no legitimate purpose for something so obscene.
 
2012-12-18 12:36:26 AM  

Strongbeerrules: Back when dinosaurs walked the earth I crushed a small glass tube "stink bomb" at the end of my grade 8 science class which obligated the following class to evacuate the room due to the overpowering stench. Hilarious 14-year-old humor.

Would that be a terrorist act now?


I dunno, but if one more crotchfruit drops one of those in the store I work at, I could very well be charged with one for my desired response.
 
2012-12-18 12:38:06 AM  

Strongbeerrules: Back when dinosaurs walked the earth I crushed a small glass tube "stink bomb" at the end of my grade 8 science class which obligated the following class to evacuate the room due to the overpowering stench. Hilarious 14-year-old humor.

Would that be a terrorist act now?


Saying the words would be.
 
2012-12-18 12:46:49 AM  

fusillade762: I still remember all the times we used to take toy guns to school. Think I'd get in trouble today packing one of these?

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And mine didn't even have the red thingy on the barrel.


Toy guns were always the best in the 70s and 80s. Made from metal, no crappy orange markings, and they handle caps just fine. Kids today can't get good stuff.
 
2012-12-18 12:47:48 AM  

Fart_Machine: This is the kind of thing that follows every high-profile school shooting. Remember when they were banning trench coats after Columbine?


That was annoying. Not because they were banning trench coats, but because there were so many dipshiats that decided that was the precise moment to start wearing them in droves. My revulsion over those coats were the reason it took me over a decade to sit down and watch The Matrix.

/I realize I'm probably biatching to the wrong crowd here...
 
2012-12-18 12:50:59 AM  

limeyfellow: fusillade762: I still remember all the times we used to take toy guns to school. Think I'd get in trouble today packing one of these?

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

And mine didn't even have the red thingy on the barrel.

Toy guns were always the best in the 70s and 80s. Made from metal, no crappy orange markings, and they handle caps just fine. Kids today can't get good stuff.


Crack, crack, click, click, crack, click, crack, crack crack...
 
2012-12-18 12:53:28 AM  

Bucky Katt: What calibre color was the magic marker?


I just measured the two Sharpies on my desk: the normal anti-personnel one is .45 (116 grain) and the large game one is .665 (240 grain).

/I'm going to go get loaded now.
 
2012-12-18 12:54:46 AM  

ultraholland: Anybody tell me why these are still legal?

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Anybody? I just don't understand why anyone would need this. There is no legitimate purpose for something so obscene.


Talk about clueless. Obviously you've never tried to tag the interior of a subway train or school with a "Fine" Sharpie before!
 
2012-12-18 12:56:05 AM  
limeyfellow: Toy guns were always the best in the 70s and 80s. Made from metal, no crappy orange markings, and they handle caps just fine. Kids today can't get good stuff.

god I remember my water guns: battery-operated full-scale models of uzis, mac 10s, and tec 9s with removable magazines as the water reservoirs. Childhood was the shiat!
 
2012-12-18 12:56:37 AM  
"Oh my god! He has a gun in his pants".

"Calm down Sarah, Dan's just happy to see you. But you might want to keep your hands off that thing because if you touch it, it may just shoot you".
 
2012-12-18 01:03:39 AM  

ultraholland: limeyfellow: Toy guns were always the best in the 70s and 80s. Made from metal, no crappy orange markings, and they handle caps just fine. Kids today can't get good stuff.

god I remember my water guns: battery-operated full-scale models of uzis, mac 10s, and tec 9s with removable magazines as the water reservoirs. Childhood was the shiat!


Yeah, we used to play with toy guns that were completely realistic looking. You could buy them at any local toy shop. It was just the norm. I remember we were pissed when they finally added the orange muzzle plugs. Of course, those were extracted pretty quickly. That was a long time ago.
 
2012-12-18 01:07:36 AM  
When I was in high school, I once got caught with a crowbar and a switchblade in my locker. Even told the principle that they were there in case I needed to fark up some bullies who were messing with a (developmentally disabled) cousin of mine, who went to the same school.

I think I got 2 hours of detention. And I got sent home with both items at the end of the day.

/Old.
 
2012-12-18 01:17:08 AM  
Is this fallout from the new type of warfare and the lack of need for attrition, I wonder.
 
2012-12-18 01:17:20 AM  

ultraholland: Anybody tell me why these are still legal?

Anybody? I just don't understand why anyone would need this. There is no legitimate purpose for something so obscene.


Well, technically that is not an 'assault' Marker.

Even though, as you stated, we should all stop kidding ourselves, we all know markers only have one function.
 
2012-12-18 01:17:30 AM  
According to CRACKED, in some states it actually is a misdemeanor to carry a sharpie or a magic marker because it's a "tool of vandalism". It gets really bad for people caught for graffiti, because sharpies become contraband for them. So getting caught with one violates their parole.
 
2012-12-18 01:26:53 AM  

Apos: Homr: 11-Year old in Salt Lake brought a loaded gun to school today to protect himself from a gunman. Supposedly his parents gave it to him. Good to see we aren't over reacting.


You're kidding, right?


Nope
 
2012-12-18 01:38:17 AM  

fusillade762: I still remember all the times we used to take toy guns to school. Think I'd get in trouble today packing one of these?

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

And mine didn't even have the red thingy on the barrel.


We had people that would leave their rifles or shotguns in the principle's office during hunting seasons if they didn't have a vehicle that would lock 'just in case.' I honestly don't remember anyone carrying a pistol with them in high school because really... what would you shoot with a pistol that wouldn't be more effectively shot with the rifle or shotgun you had?

I see so many people these days that appear to me as frightened children that are afraid of guns because they're a dangerous tool that could just jump up and shoot them without warning, or believe that they need a gun at all times to feel safe from a world out to get them. The mom of that shiatbag, and by extension... the shiatbag himself, that shot up the school last week fits the latter category.

I fully support not the registration of firearms, but the registration of people to own a firearm. They can own as many as they want, or none at all, but they have to be fully registered at the federal level and tested yearly to maintain their license to own. Any incidents of unwarranted violence at all results in the temporary or permanent loss of the 'right' to own a firearm and a search of all property owned. It wouldn't be very effective immediately, but in 10 years? Or 30 years?  Imagine not caring that the guy waiting at the school office to pick his kid up is carrying a sidearm for some unknown reason. Imagine seeing someone walking down a busy street in a large city carrying a rifle case and just dismissing it as someone probably taking it to a gun shop for repair, or coming back from a hunting trip.

All I see are people worried about the object and not at all about the person carrying it. So people want gun control? That starts with weeding out of society the people likely to use a gun in a criminal act. That kid that shot up the school had red flags all over him. People who knew him said he had psychological issues. People who knew him knew his mom was a doomsday gun nut. Why was the little bastard and his mom still freely walking the streets? I've seen right here on Fark threads morans claiming that if guns were banned, he couldn't have done what he did. I claim bullshiat. He shouldn't have been able to do what he did because a multitude of people knew that the family was a mental trainwreck, yet nothing was done about them at all. They shouldn't have had access to firearms not because there are no firearms, but because the doors at the nuthouses don't have knobs on the inside. 

Or I guess we could just continue to spend trillions on foreign wars, bailing out megacorps and superbanks due to lying/cheating/mismanagement, import subsidies to other countries, two-party political wrangling and power struggles, and making sure potheads don't see the light of day... rather than protecting our own society, building roads and power distribution, and tending to the sick and homeless. Because priorities.
 
2012-12-18 01:39:14 AM  
/rant
 
2012-12-18 01:48:14 AM  
Meanwhile, in Texas...

Link
 
2012-12-18 01:52:50 AM  

ultraholland: god I remember my water guns: battery-operated full-scale models of uzis, mac 10s, and tec 9s with removable magazines as the water reservoirs. Childhood was the shiat!


In the late sixties a friend had a toy pump shotgun. You'd give it a few pumps, pull the trigger and bam! Granted it wasn't quite as loud as the real thing. Probably the pinnacle of stupid kids toys.
 
2012-12-18 02:00:19 AM  

ElLoco: /rant


Link

And from 1993 an article warning of the problems to come...

Link
 
2012-12-18 02:01:21 AM  

MechTard: Apos: Homr: 11-Year old in Salt Lake brought a loaded gun to school today to protect himself from a gunman. Supposedly his parents gave it to him. Good to see we aren't over reacting.


You're kidding, right?

Nope


Good Lord.
 
2012-12-18 02:17:55 AM  

ElLoco: Or I guess we could just continue to spend trillions on foreign wars, bailing out megacorps and superbanks due to lying/cheating/mismanagement, import subsidies to other countries, two-party political wrangling and power struggles, and making sure potheads don't see the light of day... rather than protecting our own society, building roads and power distribution, and tending to the sick and homeless. Because priorities.


I find it hard to be anything but emotionally disconnected from anything that the media tries to foist onto people. Not because I'm heartless, but I have enough already to deal with that is direct and personal. There is a lot of suffering in the world, like the 3000 kids yesterday that died of malaria, but priories man, priorities. There are a lot of things people, business, and corporations could do that maybe wouldn't prevent stuff like this but would reduce it without passing laws, but we're not going to, because priorities.
 
2012-12-18 02:22:14 AM  
Why was her first thought "gun!" and not "boner"?
 
2012-12-18 02:22:39 AM  

SmithHiller: Was it a magnum 44?
[www.apluswhs.com image 238x238]


Did you know those things have a warning label that says "Do not take internally"?

Oh yes they do.
 
2012-12-18 02:34:38 AM  

Brick-House: This her???

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I almost want to find her and ask why the ink unibrow?!?! Almost.
 
2012-12-18 02:55:47 AM  

The more you eat the more you fart: Bring on the rash of knee-jerk reactions.

Its no different than what farkloads of politicians are doing in congress right now...


That's not quite fair. They are our elected representatives. Right now they are representing the knee-jerk reactions of their constituents.

You could say that they have an ethical responsibility to be wiser and more far-sighted than Jack-in-the-Street and to exercise restraint when the masses are in a panic rather than ride the wave, but they're only human. Realistically, you've got to expect some of them to exploit the situation. Last I checked, "farkloads" of politicians weren't doing that. Hopefully, most of them are waiting for emotions to settle before they survey the lay of the land (if indeed anything has really changed) before they set to work on changes to gun policy.
 
2012-12-18 02:57:19 AM  

MechTard: Apos: Homr: 11-Year old in Salt Lake brought a loaded gun to school today to protect himself from a gunman. Supposedly his parents gave it to him. Good to see we aren't over reacting.


You're kidding, right?

Nope


Wow!

Two things:

1) This is the result of parents who are farking idiots!

2) Not that it applies to an 11yr old, but this and other insane reactions are an excellent reason to require basic statistics education in schools. The chance of these events happening to you are very, very remote. If you think this will happen to you, don't ever get in your car. It's a death machine!
 
2012-12-18 03:00:48 AM  
Dumb ass americans...now they are gonna give up the only chance they ever had against total slavery..........

look at me...I am safe......wheeeeeeee!
 
2012-12-18 03:08:20 AM  

SweetDickens: Dumb ass americans...now they are gonna give up the only chance they ever had against total slavery..........

look at me...I am safe......wheeeeeeee!


Yep, here comes total slavery! Yeah... Any minute now...
 
2012-12-18 04:09:12 AM  
When officers arrived it was quickly determined that the student did not have a weapon, but had a marker concealed in their clothing.

Ah. So, "in their pocket"?
 
2012-12-18 04:14:29 AM  

bunner: When officers arrived it was quickly determined that the student did not have a weapon, but had a marker concealed in their clothing.

Ah. So, "in their pocket"?


"Police also determined that there was a body concealed in his clothing, but it was just the boy."
 
2012-12-18 04:15:58 AM  
I remember in our HS a rehearsal for a Shakespeare play involved a couple of students slashing at each other with a pair of antique cavalry sabres. Theseadays even bringing those puppies into the school parking lot would probably get you suspended. Fortunately the sabres were pretty dull and the students were going slow, still.
/and I wondered why our English teacher drank.
//mind you, most do- seems to be a combo of failed hopes of being a writer coupled with impending mid-life crisis.
 
2012-12-18 04:18:31 AM  

ShannonKW: The more you eat the more you fart: Bring on the rash of knee-jerk reactions.

Its no different than what farkloads of politicians are doing in congress right now...

That's not quite fair. They are our elected representatives. Right now they are representing the knee-jerk reactions of their constituents.

You could say that they have an ethical responsibility to be wiser and more far-sighted than Jack-in-the-Street and to exercise restraint when the masses are in a panic rather than ride the wave, but they're only human. Realistically, you've got to expect some of them to exploit the situation. Last I checked, "farkloads" of politicians weren't doing that. Hopefully, most of them are waiting for emotions to settle before they survey the lay of the land (if indeed anything has really changed) before they set to work on changes to gun policy.


Yeah, the psychopaths.
 
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