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(KHOU Houston)   All hell breaks loose when an overprotective helicopter mom spots a cleaning crew employee in the parking lot of her children's school and automatically assumes he's an armed lunatic hellbent on snuffing the life out of every student   (khou.com) divider line 290
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2013-03-16 10:54:48 AM

ReapTheChaos: So it never occurred to anyone to walk out and ask the guy what he was doing there?


No, no, no! You just know he's going to shoot you as soon as you approach.
Haven't you learned anything?
Do not approach strangers! They are out to kill kill kill!
Better to curl up, hide and be afraid.
You obviously need to watch more television, so you know what's going on in the real world.
 
2013-03-16 10:55:07 AM
If she'd been able to Stand Her Ground (tm), the headline you'd be reading would be about a hero mother who shot and killed a suspicious-looking man in a school parking lot and single-handedly prevented Sandy Hook 2 from happening, and there'd be no other side of the story to refute what happened.
 
2013-03-16 10:57:23 AM
Lemme guess, Mom was white and the guy who seemed "suspicious" was black.
 
2013-03-16 10:58:25 AM
Thank goodness she wasn't armed. Talk about an object example.
 
2013-03-16 10:58:31 AM
Remember back in late 2001 when anyone who looked middle-eastern was a terrorist?
 
2013-03-16 10:59:10 AM

Deep Contact: If she was armed, she could of taken him out, just in case.


This! And her fear could be resolved in far less than 16 minutes.
 
2013-03-16 10:59:50 AM

lokis_mentor: IBelieveYouHaveMyStapler: Other than being someone she didn't know, I don't see what the guy did that was suspicious.  I can just imagine what that 911 call sounded like.  "Someone has to get here quick!  My God now he's getting keys out of his pocket!!  We're all going to be killed!!"

Given that part of Texas, and guy ended up being a new guy on the cleaning crew, he was probably just brown.  That neighborhood is pretty much golf course subdivisions and is one of the more monied sections of harris county


I live in Katy.

Five bucks the woman is white.  Twenty bucks says the guy was black or Hispanic.
 
2013-03-16 11:00:47 AM

Broktun: Remember back in late 2001 when anyone who looked middle-eastern was a terrorist?


Good times.
 
2013-03-16 11:00:57 AM

Semantic Warrior: superlawyergirl: She's considered paranoid and annoying because she was wrong, but what if her suspicions were correct?

I don't support the spread of widespread paranoia, but, if a mother saw something suspicious at a school, didn't say anything out of fear of being called "paranoid", and tons of kids died from the subsequent rampage, she'd be crucified.

I have to call BS on anything but hysterical paranoia here... If I had kids, and if I was dropping them off at school and saw a suspicious person in the parking lot, you better believe I wouldn't "rush them inside", I'd take them back to the car, drive a safe ways away, then make calls to the police and/or school's office, and await the situation to be resolved.

What if this guy was just a look out and there were others inside?  What if he gets spooked and moves up his time table once your kids are in... Great parenting.  Sounds like she just really needed attention (evidenced by this entire "story"), and was risking her kids lives so SHE could be a victim had something actually happened.


Believe me, I am not holding this woman up to be the next leader of our people. She sounds dramatic, paranoid, and not very smart, considering she took her kids in to a place she felt was about to be under attack.
I just jumped ahead to thinking about the mothers who may shy away from voicing their opinions about actual suspicious activity because they don't want to cause trouble or be considered paranoid. Could you imagine hearing about the Newtown tragedy and knowing you could've helped prevent it? Anyway, that's the thought my comment came from...
Maybe it's because I just read about the large number of medical mistakes that could be prevented if nurses weren't too afraid to speak up about what they see. Anyway..
 
2013-03-16 11:01:23 AM
Primrose School at Barkers Cypress? I don't think I've ever seen a punchable school name before.

/except Duke
 
2013-03-16 11:02:35 AM

Deep Contact: If she was armed, she could of taken him out, just in case.


It's only a matter of time before one of these idiots does exactly that.

"But officer, the men with the green truck in the park were carrying a ladder and a shiny saw and some other stuff I couldn't imagine what they were carrying it looked so dangerous with the school just down the street and the playground over there, I thought they were going to kill everyone! So I took careful aim, just like my husband showed me and emptied the magazine, just like he told me to! And I got them BOTH by golly!"

Headline the next day: "Woman claiming to be defending her neighbors children shoots and kills two parks department workers in the back with AR-15."
 
2013-03-16 11:05:41 AM

Satanic_Hamster: lokis_mentor: IBelieveYouHaveMyStapler: Other than being someone she didn't know, I don't see what the guy did that was suspicious.  I can just imagine what that 911 call sounded like.  "Someone has to get here quick!  My God now he's getting keys out of his pocket!!  We're all going to be killed!!"

Given that part of Texas, and guy ended up being a new guy on the cleaning crew, he was probably just brown.  That neighborhood is pretty much golf course subdivisions and is one of the more monied sections of harris county

I live in Katy.

Five bucks the woman is white.  Twenty bucks says the guy was black or Hispanic.


I live in Houston, that's a sucker's bet. Especially if it's Cypress.
 
2013-03-16 11:06:55 AM
If she was African American or Hispanic and living in an inner city, then two hours to never would have been her expected wait time for a cop to show up.
 
2013-03-16 11:08:52 AM

SurelyShirley: accelerus:  "I had to shoot him he was making a threatening advance"

[i45.tinypic.com image 217x250]


"He was makin' a move, I had to get it on!"

I can't believe you made a "Heat" reference. And "Waingro", no less. Awesome.
 
2013-03-16 11:09:01 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: If she was African American or Hispanic and living in an inner city, then two hours to never would have been her expected wait time for a cop to show up.


And they would have tazered and arrested her if she complained when they arrived.
 
2013-03-16 11:09:21 AM
I find myself sorely disappointed that no one shot and killed this stupid broad and her kids.... Moving on.
 
2013-03-16 11:14:26 AM

The_Gallant_Gallstone: John the Magnificent: WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO YOU PEOPLE?

Are you telling me that 9/11 didn't change everything?

9/11 changed everything...




thefocusedfilmographer.files.wordpress.com

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-16 11:16:47 AM

superlawyergirl: She's considered paranoid and annoying because she was wrong, but what if her suspicions were correct?

I don't support the spread of widespread paranoia, but, if a mother saw something suspicious at a school, didn't say anything out of fear of being called "paranoid", and tons of kids died from the subsequent rampage, she'd be crucified.


Crucified? Well, it is God's plan. Who are you to expect anything?
 
2013-03-16 11:17:14 AM

The_Gallant_Gallstone: John the Magnificent: WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO YOU PEOPLE?

Are you telling me that 9/11 didn't change everything?

9/11 changed everything...


Can it even dye my eyes to match my gown?
 
2013-03-16 11:18:54 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: If she was African American or Hispanic and living in an inner city, then two hours to never would have been her expected wait time for a cop to show up.


This would be true even if the man was waving a gun around.
 
2013-03-16 11:22:00 AM

MikeSass: It took the cops 16 minuters to get there...now you know why having responsible citizens carry guns is a good idea.


Oh my little troll, how I've missed you so.
 
2013-03-16 11:23:33 AM

Deathfrogg: Deep Contact: If she was armed, she could of taken him out, just in case.

It's only a matter of time before one of these idiots does exactly that.

"But officer, the men with the green truck in the park were carrying a ladder and a shiny saw and some other stuff I couldn't imagine what they were carrying it looked so dangerous with the school just down the street and the playground over there, I thought they were going to kill everyone! So I took careful aim, just like my husband showed me and emptied the magazine, just like he told me to! And I got them BOTH by golly!"

Headline the next day: "Woman claiming to be defending her neighbors children shoots and kills two parks department workers in the back with AR-15."


Has this happened even once, anywhere, since the school shooting hysteria really got going strong in 1999?  "But, hey, it's only a matter of time" -- the opinion that can never be wrong.
 
2013-03-16 11:23:38 AM
Great, Now I've got this song stuck in my head.

Also, this happened in Texas. Go inside, lock all the doors, put your hand on your gun, and don't allow anyone in until the cops got there.

Why couldn't someone just yell to the guy "Hey! What are you doing here?"

Sheesh.
 
2013-03-16 11:24:49 AM
Similar thing happened in Olympia, WA the other day.  Some moron called the cops because they saw a person walking down the street near a school with what turned out to be an umbrella.  Caused 2 or 3 schools to go on lockdown.
 
2013-03-16 11:25:10 AM

aharown: MikeSass: It took the cops 16 minuters to get there...now you know why having responsible citizens carry guns is a good idea.

Oh my little troll, how I've missed you so.


Yes, citizen, accept your fate. Trust in your phone. In phone we trust.

/observe, report
//you all you guilty
 
2013-03-16 11:25:53 AM
I would think banks would be worrying in that town.

I wonder when the movie is coming out.
 
2013-03-16 11:26:45 AM

superlawyergirl: She's considered paranoid and annoying because she was wrong, but what if her suspicions were correct?

I don't support the spread of widespread paranoia, but, if a mother saw something suspicious at a school, didn't say anything out of fear of being called "paranoid", and tons of kids died from the subsequent rampage, she'd be crucified.


In the weeks after Sandy Hook; the shear call volume consering suspicious persons near schools and churches went up by something like 400%.

Not to say some of that wasn't a legitimate issue; but, 99.99999999999999999999999999999999999.....% of the calls were found to be about people who, either didn't exist or had a perfect right to be near the school.

/ with so many people crying wolf, what did you guys think was going to happen?
 
2013-03-16 11:27:37 AM
 'we've been kind of busy pulling a body out of a lake.

Ah hahahahahaha

#1) after Sandy Hook, all mommies are scared.
#2) Some mommies are smarter than other mommies
#3) Guy is damn lucky she wasn't armed
#4) texas

is the guy on death row yet?
 
2013-03-16 11:29:08 AM

grokca: Broktun: Remember back in late 2001 when anyone who looked middle-eastern was a terrorist?

Good times.


No, Good Times was black, not middle-eastern.

img.imtwelve.com
 
2013-03-16 11:29:12 AM
Weeping Jesus on a cross....Ban all schools....Home school your kids till they are 18 then release them on the world...
 
2013-03-16 11:29:25 AM

superlawyergirl: She's considered paranoid and annoying because she was wrong, but what if her suspicions were correct?

I don't support the spread of widespread paranoia, but, if a mother saw something suspicious at a school, didn't say anything out of fear of being called "paranoid", and tons of kids died from the subsequent rampage, she'd be crucified.


Right.  Just because there were no weapons visible and nobody recognized him, we should assume that everybody we see is a crazed mass-murderer.  Gotcha.  Anybody want to guess what the man's ethnicity was?
 
2013-03-16 11:29:55 AM

Marcintosh: is the guy on death row yet?


Nah... his IQ test came back too high.
 
2013-03-16 11:31:36 AM
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2013-03-16 11:31:42 AM
I work with a mom like this - she won't let her kids play outside of their cushy suburban home (cul-de-sac no less) alone. Once when she was planning a Disney vacation I told her about the child care they offered so she and he husband could have a night alone and she flipped out - she would never leave her kids with strangers!!! Even after I explained that the Disney babysitters would most,likely not rape her kids she simply would not hear of it. It was just odd.....
 
2013-03-16 11:31:47 AM
What about the cleaning guy?
All those kids are going to be terrified of him and most likely flip out when he shows up to do his job.
 
2013-03-16 11:32:00 AM
read headline, saw 'KHOU', thought 'i bet it's a cy-fair school'.

*check article* private school in cy-fair district. close enough.

i'm so glad i no longer live within 100 miles of that place. and when i did live in houston i was over 20 miles from the cy-fair area, but even with a million people between me and there, 20 miles was not enough.
 
2013-03-16 11:32:03 AM

superlawyergirl: rumpelstiltskin: It's Texas. I expect a law will be proposed allowing two year olds to bring guns to school.

I'm pretty sure they're considering something similar the next legislative session. Seems we can't get over not being the first state to allow teachers to arm themselves.


Right.  Obviously, we can't trust teachers with a gun.  In that case, if they're so untrustworthy, WHY ARE WE TRUSTING THEM WITH OUR CHILDREN in the first place???
 
2013-03-16 11:33:04 AM

MikeSass: It took the cops 16 minuters to get there...now you know why having responsible citizens carry guns is a good idea.


But guns.
 
2013-03-16 11:33:15 AM

ReapTheChaos: So it never occurred to anyone to walk out and ask the guy what he was doing there?


This. This this this this this.
 
2013-03-16 11:35:29 AM

Secret Master of All Flatulence: Right.  Obviously, we can't trust teachers with a gun.  In that case, if they're so untrustworthy, WHY ARE WE TRUSTING THEM WITH OUR CHILDREN in the first place???


buh buh teacher you marked this wrong i put 1+1=2 and you said '3' why?

because you're mexican, johnny, and you have to get used to not getting ahead in life.
 
2013-03-16 11:36:23 AM
scary tag?  what...was did the stupid tag refuse to be associated with the story due to how far beyond stupid this goes?
 
2013-03-16 11:37:03 AM
Homeland Security pays TV stations well for these "If you see something, say something" PSAs.
 
2013-03-16 11:37:18 AM

harbingerofdoom: scary tag?  what...was did the stupid tag refuse to be associated with the story due to how far beyond stupid this goes?


stupid typos...
 
2013-03-16 11:38:41 AM

utah dude: buh buh teacher you marked this wrong i put 1+1=2 and you said '3' why?

because you're mexican, johnny, and you have to get used to not getting ahead in life.


In that case, shouldn't we be getting rid of the teacher for being a racist moron?
 
2013-03-16 11:40:28 AM

superlawyergirl: She's considered paranoid and annoying because she was wrong, but what if her suspicions were correct?

I don't support the spread of widespread paranoia, but, if a mother saw something suspicious at a school, didn't say anything out of fear of being called "paranoid", and tons of kids died from the subsequent rampage, she'd be crucified.


i kind of feel that way too.  i think it's stupid for parents to call the cops every time they see some unfamiliar person near the school, but at the same time, i think it is better for parents to be aware of potentially dangerous people than to simply ignore them or assume they aren't dangerous.  if you see something you think is suspicious, call the cops.  there's nothing wrong with that.

my only worry is that one of these days, a frantic parent will see someone "suspicious" and call the cops, and the first cop on the scene will try to be a superhero and save the day, and inadvertently shoot and kill the cleaning guy in the parking lot because he assumed the guy was armed or something.  eventually all this paranoia about school shootings will result in an innocent person getting killed by a security guard or something because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
 
2013-03-16 11:40:49 AM

Girl On Couch: I work with a mom like this - she won't let her kids play outside of their cushy suburban home (cul-de-sac no less) alone. Once when she was planning a Disney vacation I told her about the child care they offered so she and he husband could have a night alone and she flipped out - she would never leave her kids with strangers!!! Even after I explained that the Disney babysitters would most,likely not rape her kids she simply would not hear of it. It was just odd.....


A couple of years ago here on Fark, there was a discussion about schools and the people in them. One Farker commented that he wanted a background check on every adult in the building. Including other parents.

Some people are just too freaked out.
 
2013-03-16 11:41:01 AM
You know who else worked at a pre school?


cdn.ilcinemaniaco.com


/just sayin
 
2013-03-16 11:41:13 AM

aharown: MikeSass: It took the cops 16 minuters to get there...now you know why having responsible citizens carry guns is a good idea.

Oh my little troll, how I've missed you so.


So now a troll is anyone that makes a statement you may not agree with?
 
2013-03-16 11:42:21 AM

Russ1642: With mothers acting like this now I'm amazed there isn't entire generation being home-schooled just to keep them safe.


This woman is dropping off a 2 to 4 year old in school. Think about that. Its baby sitting, not schooling. She chews on the police who have better things to do because her needs were not prioritized.  People like this don't take personal responsibility, they want the rest of the world to accomodate them.

Home schooling is about taking on personal responsibility. That is the last thing this woman would do.
 
2013-03-16 11:43:56 AM
Back in college in the mid-90s i was in the theater group. One of the props for a play was a rifle, which i carried across campus without comnent, stares, or incident.

In retrospect, im grateful im still alive.

\csb
 
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