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(KRQE News)   Not shocking: High School kids make weapons in metal shop. Shocking: Some schools still have shop classes   (krqe.com) divider line 144
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2013-09-25 06:07:08 PM
Let me guess, they did what every other HS metal shop in the country is doing behind the teacher's back and made Chinese throwing stars.  (clicks link)  Yep.

Just be thankful they haven't learned how to asplode things with the acetylene.
 
2013-09-25 06:27:50 PM
Back in the 80s I converted one of those switchblade combs to a switchblade knife with the spot welder in shop class.  The shop teacher helped.
 
2013-09-25 06:28:19 PM
Ah yes, I remember making shanks and throwing stars in shop class.
 
2013-09-25 06:28:21 PM
Wait 'til they figure out how to make a bong...
 
2013-09-25 06:29:44 PM
I made a crossbow in 9th grade in 1987. It was an approved kit
 
2013-09-25 06:29:57 PM
Crafting metal into weaponry is a time-honored human tradition.  Proper education in this should have equal standing with sex education.
 
2013-09-25 06:30:52 PM
Keep the shop classes, otherwise where will we keep all the white trash?
 
2013-09-25 06:30:56 PM
Next thing you know they'll find out there are students drinking beer at parties.
 
2013-09-25 06:33:15 PM

red5ish: Next thing you know they'll find out there are students drinking beer at parties.


There is a story on another ABQ news site about some teens that were going on a jail tour because they got caught with booze ended up getting groped by the inmates.

Whatever happened to "pour the beer out before I call your parents". That's what the cops did back in the Jurassic when I was a teenager. Oh wait, I meant the '90s.
 
2013-09-25 06:33:57 PM
We made screw drivers in metal shop. When I went to grind the tip the grinder grabbed it and shot it into a wall about ten feet behind me.
 
2013-09-25 06:33:58 PM
They didn't even bother pulling the Chinese stars out of the ceiling of my school's metal shop.  There were dozens and dozens of the things stuck up there, from generations of students.  I thought it was kind of cool.
 
2013-09-25 06:37:04 PM
i took an industrial something or other class in school.  made some stuff.  but, the really wild and dangerous stuff all happened in chemistry (and with items found in the chemistry classroom, but improperly used somewhere else)
 
2013-09-25 06:39:01 PM
....I loved shop class and wish schools offered more of that type of education. Everyone who aspires to own a home or car should learn a thing or two about making and repairing stuff.

I am a parent and not real happy about the state of education in this country.
 
2013-09-25 06:39:49 PM
We made baseball bats in shop class.

Used to carry it around school all day while the project was underway because my locker was 1/2 a mile away in a building I didn't have any classes in. No one cared.
 
2013-09-25 06:40:27 PM

UberDave: Let me guess, they did what every other HS metal shop in the country is doing behind the teacher's back and made Chinese throwing stars.  (clicks link)  Yep.

Just be thankful they haven't learned how to asplode things with the acetylene.


Forget that. We made drano bottle bombs in Chemistry II.
 
2013-09-25 06:41:11 PM
Where do you find that many idiot cops that were never young boys?
I'm not saying it is aliens, but
 
2013-09-25 06:42:20 PM
Hell, kids were doing this in shop class when I was in jr. high in the early Sixties.

The strangest instance was where guys were crafting ¼" dowel rods as "quart low!" sticks.  For some crazy reason, there is was a big fad in 8th grade for guys to use these or pencils or whatever to sneak up on other guys, ram them up between the victim's buttocks, yank them back and yell, "Quart low!"

Honest to God, I have know idea how or why this stupidity got started.


/why, yes, it was in Florida
 
2013-09-25 06:43:57 PM

Ex-Texan: Keep the shop classes, otherwise where will we keep all the white trash?


I had no idea you viewed engineers as white trash. Tell me, what do you think of doctors!?

/I come from a long line of shop idiots.
 
2013-09-25 06:44:59 PM
Amateurs. They need to start folding metal and make Japanese swords.
 
2013-09-25 06:51:35 PM
we did a lot of dangerous stuff in chemistry.
making dangerous stuff keeps learning fun.

"you see, the oxygen in the rust binds with the aluminum creating aluminum oxide and releases a whole lot of energy. that energy melts the left-over iron from the rust and that's why there's a puddle of molten iron under the reaction crucible. Now, let's see what happens when we throw this 500g piece of potassium in the pond over there"
 
2013-09-25 06:54:33 PM
UberDave:   Let me guess, they did what every other HS metal shop in the country is doing behind the teacher's back and made Chinese throwing stars.  (clicks link)  Yep.

Just be thankful they haven't learned how to asplode things with the acetylene.



Growing up in the late 80's, I remember all the hysteria surrounding Chinese or "ninja" throwing stars.  California even ended up banning them.

Yet, I would assume it would be pretty hard to kill anyone throwing one of those things, unless you had a fair amount of training and a really good throwing arm.
 
2013-09-25 06:56:05 PM
Made a new stock for my dad's .22 rifle in the 9th grade (late 70's)

Black walnut. Custom brass trigger guard. Turned out very nice.

Of course I brought the rifle to class. How else are you going to bed the barrel properly?

Teacher was very helpful.
 
2013-09-25 06:58:16 PM
Ahh, the old 2 pieces of sheet metal with a rivot in the middle. The most basic of all chinese throwing stars.
 
2013-09-25 06:58:25 PM
Our shop class made shivs, throwing stars, .22 cal. zip guns, morning stars (croquet ball attached to a chain attached to a piece of hockey stick with holes drilled in the ball and spikes nailed in backwards) and wooden dildoes.  Our shop teacher was screwing the home ec teacher so we had lots of time to toil away.
 
2013-09-25 06:59:32 PM

GanjSmokr: Back in the 80s I converted one of those switchblade combs to a switchblade knife with the spot welder in shop class.  The shop teacher helped.


Did you have your mom show you how to sew a secret knife pocket in your jean jacket?

/you had a secret knife pocket, didn't you?
 
2013-09-25 06:59:55 PM
Police? REALLY?

Was the shop teacher a little old lady? Wait, scratch that. My Grandma would laugh at high school kids making knives.
 
2013-09-25 07:00:24 PM
In seventh grade, our woodshop teacher helped us sharpen our pocket knives.
Most of the guys carried knives; it was no big deal, then.
I'm old.
 
2013-09-25 07:01:53 PM
I made a cannon in metals shop and the carriage in wood shop. Only 24" long, but still cool.
 
2013-09-25 07:06:17 PM
In the 80's, I had to do shop class in junior high.  We made wooden tool boxes, screwdrivers and box cutters. Hated that class - even though it was a requirement for everyone, it seemed my class was heavy with the future prison convicts of America.

My dad still has my pretty pathetic looking tool box.  I wish I still had the box cutter.
 
2013-09-25 07:06:36 PM
I remember my shop teacher Mr. Amundsen all 6' 6" of him. Great guy that we called Thor.
 
2013-09-25 07:09:30 PM

AlgaeRancher: ....I loved shop class and wish schools offered more of that type of education. Everyone who aspires to own a home or car should learn a thing or two about making and repairing stuff.

I am a parent and not real happy about the state of education in this country.


Honestly, I'd love to see a "life skills" task that teaches things like simple household repairs (how to replace a lightswitch or change a flat tire or put in flooring) and simple household economics (like how a credit card works or what affects your credit score or how to set a budget).  I do honestly believe that the latter, if done properly, could help give valuable skills to children born into poverty that would help keep them from being poor later in life.
 
2013-09-25 07:09:42 PM
Since any piece of wood or metal 12 inches or longer can be used as a weapon, I propose we force shop class students to use only popsicle sticks and foil gum wrappers for wood and metal shop classes, respectively.
 
2013-09-25 07:10:51 PM
Where exactly does subby live where they don't have shop classes in school? Personally I think all kids, male and female, should have to take at least one each of metal/wood and auto shop along with cooking and sewing classes. Nothing wrong with having some basic skills to get you through life. A woman who cant check her own oil or tighten a loose screw is just as sad as a guy who cant cook himself a meal or sew a button on his shirt.
 
2013-09-25 07:11:36 PM
CSB: I bought a bunch of shop equipment at at a school district auction last year. Heavy duty stuff that hadn't been used a whole lot.
 
2013-09-25 07:11:41 PM
I made a full-size replica of the USS Enterprise CV-6. Not the nuclear aircraft carrier. Oh god no. The old school one.

It really made me feel like old navy. I almost didn't get it finished what with all the coffee, smokes, naps, shore leave, AWOLs, visits to the ship's surgeon...
 
2013-09-25 07:13:07 PM

buzzcut73: Whatever happened to "pour the beer out before I call your parents". That's what the cops did back in the Jurassic when I was a teenager. Oh wait, I meant the '90s.


And in the 80's the cops would tell you to finish the current beer you were drinking before they let you go, but then that was it.  And in the 70's the cops would have let you keep drinking so long as you gave them a couple beers as well.  And in the 60's the cops were buying beer at the liquor store for you.
 
2013-09-25 07:14:43 PM
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - An arsenal someone might expect to find hidden in a prison cell turned up in Sandia High School's metal shop.

Well now, we can't have children running around on the playground yard shiving each other.
 
2013-09-25 07:15:45 PM
Please, like every 4th grader in America didn't make "ninja stars" out of can lids in the 80s..
 
2013-09-25 07:16:06 PM
Shocking: Some schools still have shop classes

I just replaced the PC that our shop class uses to control the CNC machine, so I am getting a kick...

(I do tech support for a school... it's actually pretty awesome.)
 
2013-09-25 07:19:32 PM

ajgeek: Ex-Texan: Keep the shop classes, otherwise where will we keep all the white trash?

I had no idea you viewed engineers as white trash. Tell me, what do you think of doctors!?

/I come from a long line of shop idiots.


It's true, you can take both shop AND trigonometry.

www.dvdactive.com

"Did you know that without trigonometry there'd be no engineering?"

"Without lamps there'd be no light!"
 
2013-09-25 07:20:12 PM

Super Chronic: ajgeek: Ex-Texan: Keep the shop classes, otherwise where will we keep all the white trash?

I had no idea you viewed engineers as white trash. Tell me, what do you think of doctors!?

/I come from a long line of shop idiots.

It's true, you can take both shop AND trigonometry.

[www.dvdactive.com image 300x141]

"Did you know that without trigonometry there'd be no engineering?"

"Without lamps there'd be no light!"


Ah crap, busted for hotlinking.  Should have previewed.  Well, you can tell what it was supposed to be.
 
2013-09-25 07:21:44 PM
FTA, "Winter says it appears the weapons weren't made this school year."

I wonder how Winter knows that.
 
2013-09-25 07:23:27 PM

valkore: Since any piece of wood or metal 12 inches or longer can be used as a weapon, I propose we force shop class students to use only popsicle sticks and foil gum wrappers for wood and metal shop classes, respectively.


if you know what you're doing a god damn dum-dum lollipop is a deadly weapon.

you put the pop end in your palm, the stick comes out between middle and ring finger in your fist and then try to give the attacker a tracheostomy
 
2013-09-25 07:23:59 PM

bojon: I made a cannon in metals shop and the carriage in wood shop. Only 24" long, but still cool.


A guy I knew made a cannon in shop.

He had it clamped in a vice in the garage and was tamping black power into it with a tamping rod, with his finger over the touch hole, and it went off.

Blew the end off that finger, and made his buddy who was standing to one side deaf in one ear. The tamping rod went through the side of the garage and they never did find it.

Fun times  : - )
 
2013-09-25 07:24:42 PM
How times have changed, when I was in high school I brought my old marlin .35 win rifle into wood shop to make a stock and fore grip for it as my final exam piece, I still have that old rifle with the walnut stock I made for it. If my grandkids did that today the school would be on lockdown and they would be arrested before they could turn around.

/during hunting season the principal would let us bring our hunting rifles to school and store em in the cloakroom so we could get in a bit of hunting in before and after school, all he wanted in exchange was a sample or three of whatever we managed to bag
 
2013-09-25 07:26:17 PM
Like Ive always said..

A childhood with out the OPPORTUNITY to loose a finger, is a child hood wasted.

Not every special snowflake is cut out to be a CEO, or cubicle farm dweller.. the world needs people with practical skills.

these are the jobs that don't go away. these are the jobs that will pay a decent wage because nobody else can, or wants to do them.
 
2013-09-25 07:27:27 PM

Aulus: Hell, kids were doing this in shop class when I was in jr. high in the early Sixties.

The strangest instance was where guys were crafting ¼" dowel rods as "quart low!" sticks.  For some crazy reason, there is was a big fad in 8th grade for guys to use these or pencils or whatever to sneak up on other guys, ram them up between the victim's buttocks, yank them back and yell, "Quart low!"

Honest to God, I have know idea how or why this stupidity got started.


/why, yes, it was in Florida


Funniest damn thing I've read all week.
 
2013-09-25 07:28:36 PM

StoPPeRmobile: FTA, "Winter says it appears the weapons weren't made this school year."

I wonder how Winter knows that.



Rust?

They probably found the rejects and half-finished projects in the scrap bin.

Anything worth keeping, the kids took home, obviously.
 
2013-09-25 07:33:18 PM
As one who took a shop class for one quarter, supposedly due to the algebra class I wanted was full), I can attest I would be surprised if there was an engineer in the bunch. Glad when that quarter was over. Love that reactionary slippery slope reasoning attempt though.
 
2013-09-25 07:35:07 PM
Oh man, this wolf-shirt wearing, D&D dork with a mullet had the hots for my older sister back in the 80s. He wrote her love notes and left them in the yard, the first one on this unwieldy, ridiculous sword he made in shop, the other stuck on an arrow he also made in shop and lodged into our wooden garage door (Dad was so pissed). She finally put up a sign in our yard that said, "Dear Troy, abandon all hope ye who enter here." Poor schmuck. Both of his shop weapons really sucked, too.
 
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